Day 70: Cesky Krumlov to Prague, Czech Republic

Day 70: September 30th

We woke up fairly early..(by that I mean, 8am) to take in the sights of Cesky Krumlov. Our train to Prague was only at 3pm so we had plenty of time.

We walked around the castle in Cesky Krumlov which was built in the 12th century by the Rosenberg family who were a noble family from Bohemia. I have to say that the castle is remarkably well preserved and it was lovely to walk around the castle grounds. We climbed to the top of the bell tower, not for too long as it was very cold and windy up there. It is unusually cold for this time of the year with close to freezing temperatures already..it’s only the end of September!:)

A quick lunch later we collected our bags from the hostel and were soon on a train to Prague. Four hours later, we found our way to our hostel(in the freezing cold, if I may add) and as we were walking out to get dinner, we bumped into two Canadian ladies who chatted with us and invited us to join them for dinner. Their husbands were already at a pub next door. For the next two hours we exchanged stories and it was just lovely. One of the couples just celebrated their 45th anniversary and the other couple hits that milestone soon. On our way out we bumped into another couple who live not far from Charlottesville..which got Bill all excited. We spent some time talking about UVA’s (Bill alma mater) football and baseball season….Bill was a happy boy!:)

The evening was a lovely prelude to Prague and we are excited to explore the city over the next few days.

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Town Square

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Fall in Cesky Krumlov

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Climbing up to the castle

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Castle bell tower

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Castle Courtyard

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It was freezing up in the bell tower

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View from the bell tower

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Another view

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