Day Trip No 1

Trip Start Feb 01, 2008
Trip End Feb 06, 2008

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Parkhotel Pupp

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Monday, February 4, 2008

As we, well me and my boyfriend actually, would stay in this country for 5 days and that's way too much time just for Prague, we decided to look around for a bit. We thought Karlovy Vary and Kutna Hora deserved a visit. So, after discussing with our friends, we all headed for Karlovy Vary together and left Kutna Hora for another day.
Karlovy Vary is a little over 2 hours by bus (low cost - great service) but looking back, I'm not sure it was all worth it. You see, it's one of those places that have only but fame to save them from oblivion. There's nothing particularly special about it. A small town built at the banks of this river. Hot springs are all over the town, so are older people a lot of Russian crowds. At the end of the winding road by the river, there is the Hotel Pupp, where the latest James Bond movie, casino royal was filmed. Other than that, by 5.00pm the street is empty and only restaurants are open. The scenery is marvelous, the river, the green mountains all around, beautiful buildings and everything but, two hours just for that seems too long. Not to mention our way back was a nightmare!!! We went back to the bus station, where the woman at the ticket post was talking on the phone for about 10' allowing a big line of unhappy  travelers to form, before she told us that they are out of tickets!!! Can you believe it?? I guess it's only logical since everyone was leaving Karlovy Vary by the time the sun was setting. So we had to walk a very long distance to find ourselves at the train station, board on the train which was basic to say the least..... and arrive in Prague OVER 3 HOURS LATER grrrrrr You may want to issue return tickets when visiting Karlovy Vary... Before leaving, do try those big round wafers. You may also buy special cups and try the thermal water, but it may get messy as they advise it may be tough on your stomach... Even so, the place is crawling with WC about every hundred meters...
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