Blogs from Benesov, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic, Europe

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Our good friend and travel buddy, Karen (see previous travel blogs for Great Britain 2013 and China 2011), often talks about having a theme for a trip. While we didn't have one planned for this trip, a theme emerged early on in the form of depictions of St. John of Nepomuk. As you know from the first post, we learned about him during our first visit to Prague, where his statue dominates the Charles Bridge the site of his drowning in 1383 on the orders of King Vaclav (Wenceslas) IV. What we didn't realize until we got about the countryside on the bikes is that he is a very popular saint in Central Europe and, in an area where statues and pictures of saints are seen more frequently than anyplace else we've been, he one of ... read more
On the bridge at Telc
In the Bogen town square
On the road near Moson Magyarovar


After getting up yesterday in kutna hora….where some older german travelers didn’t get their shower tokens from john, the guy behind the bar at camping santa Barbara…coming out of the bathroom to be accosted by a naked 80’s something german woman wanting you to talk to her about something..while your trying to talk and look away..while shes trying to get you to look her way and talk is unnerving to say the least….we had 1 token left so we found it and gave that to her…went to kutna hora proper for one more look around and to take a few more pics….we were on our way to the train station to go to konopiste caste..one of the castles for franz Ferdinand….lots of trying to find a bus station…hike to bus station…and wait for hopefully the correct ... read more




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