Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

      Cesky Krumlov is a very cool little town in southern Czech Republic. We went here for a few days having fun in the town and in the river. A Truckee River sized river oxbows right through the small town. The weather was warm so we took a day to raft down to another town about 7 hours downstream. When we were not in the water we spent our time relaxing with fellow travelers and Skippy, the owner of the hostel. Skippy played the best tunes. A great little town with amazing people.


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Prauge, Czech Republic

       Prague is very busy with tourists during this time of the summer so we followed the advice from some locals guys that we met on the train to Prague and visited some places off the beaten path. When you visit a city and only strictly visit the top 10 sites then sometimes you miss the flavor of the city. In Prague our favorite place was a bar named Lokal which was recommended. It served pilsner beer out of the tap with almost half the cup filled with foam. These were our favorite beers we’ve tasted on our trip. They tasted like what we’d imagine butterbeer from Harry Potter tasting like. After a couple “butterbeers” We went to the famous astronomical clock and the Salvidor Dali and Mucha museums. We saw the John Lennon wall and crossed the Charles bridge. After being swarmed with tourists in 90 degree heat we somehow ended up back at Lokal pub drinking a pilsner and cooling down. We stayed at a really nice hostel in Prague right in the Old Town. Hostels can really vary from exceptionally awesome and comfortable to basically the keys to an apartment room. Some have lockers you can use and some don’t so we sometimes have to carry all our valuables around with us. Some hostels have wifi in the entire hotels, some only in the lobby, and some none at all. When we don’t have wifi it can be hard for us to plan where we are going next and check what time our trains leave. This hostel in Prague was top notch, lockers, wifi, ac, bar downstairs, towels, and comfy clean beds. We decided to stay here again for one night after Cesky Krumlov before taking off for Belgium on the other coast.
- Angela


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