Trip Start Oct 30, 2007
171Trip End Nov 20, 2009
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Ceske Budejovice, apart from having an absolutely stunning old town square surrounded by 16th and 17th century buildings, is famous in Czech, Europe and the rest of the world, for one thing. The home of Budweiser beer. No, not the foul American fizzy dishwater stuff which passes as beer, but the original smooth malty tasting Czech original (out of interest, the Americans stole the name as they thought the Czech brew represented the pinnacle of what a beer should taste like. They were unable to repeat a brew anything like it back in the US).
We went on a tour around the large brewery, which exports the top drop all around the world. We met up with two other Aussies, Mark and Mandy, on the tour, and when it came time for who would like second tastings straight out the barrels all four of our glasses came straight to the front before the tour guide had even finished the sentence (typical bloody Australians!).
We were heading further west to the picturesque little town of Cesky Krumlov, and gave Mark and Mandy, who were travelling around by train, a lift through beautiful rolling countryside.