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Europe » Czech Republic » Karlovy Vary Region » Cheb January 28th 2024

Am Sonntag frühstückten meine Mutter und ich ausgiebig im Hotel in Karlsbad und fuhren dann nach Eger. Dort war es anfangs eher neblig, aber danach kam die Sonne durch. Hervorzuheben sind der Marktplatz und das Haus, wo Wallenstein im 17. Jahrhundert ermordet wurde. Dann gibt es noch die Burg und ein Kloster. Die Stadt macht durch die vielen alten restaurierten Gebäude einen schönen Eindruck. An diesem Wochenende schafften wir es ohne den Tausch von tschechischen Kronen auszukommen, aber die Einführung des Euro wird in unserem Nachbarland verstärkt diskutiert.... read more
Spaziergang durch Eger.
Spaziergang durch Eger.
Spaziergang durch Eger.

Europe » Czech Republic » Karlovy Vary Region » Karlovy Vary January 27th 2024

Am letzten Samstag fuhren meine Mutter und ich vom Raum Nürnberg nach Karlsbad. Dort checkten wir ein und tranken erst einmal im Hotelcafé einen Kaffee. Danach starteten wir unseren Spaziergang durch die Stadt. Es gab mehrere Kolonaden und es wurden auch die bekannten Schnabeltassen verkauft. Ich erwarb auch Karlsbader Obladen. Das Wetter war sehr schön und es gab viele Spaziergänger. Die Stadt ist sehr sehenswert mit vielen historischen Gebäuden. In der Unterkunft wieder angekommen besuchten wir den Spa-Bereich mit Pool und Sauna. Abends aßen wir dann noch im Hotelrestaurant und saßen in der Bar.... read more
Spaziergang durch Karlsbad.
Spaziergang durch Karlsbad.
Blick von meinem Zimmer.


Today the X1 would get another day off. We would spend our entire day “taking the cure” in the spa town of Karlovy Vary. But first breakfast. Zlatý Sloup didn't offer as big a selection as our German hotels had featured, but it was more than adequate. No soft-boiled eggs but scrambled instead. There were also breakfast sausages and oatmeal to go along with the usual tray of cold cuts and cheese. I left the table satiated. Lest anyone think I wasn't having a good time here based on my somewhat sarcastic comments regarding our arrival in the Czech Republic, it certainly wasn't that I disliked being here. It's just so different from Germany, especially Bavaria. The Czechs we met in the service industry seemed a rather dour lot. I can't recall any smiling or attempting ... read more
Our own private car
The cost is cheap but the ride is steep
We wimped out


Sundays in Europe can be a tad depressing. Even though the Europeans are even less religiously devoted than Americans they do still believe in observing the Sabbath. Especially in Germany. Most stores and businesses are closed. Restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops remain open because all the rest of the Germans are out and about enjoying life.. They absolutely love gathering the family to take a ride, or preferably to take a walk in the countryside. Nothing much gets done on Sundays except relaxing. With this in mind I set up our itinerary to use Sunday for my longest drive of our vacation. Not that the distance from Nürnberg to Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic is especially far, but I planned to take a scenic drive through northern Bavaria to get there. Research recommended either going by way ... read more
Egg cozys for every situation
Modern Nürnberg
Just another town and another castle on the hill

Europe » Czech Republic » Karlovy Vary Region » Cheb July 27th 2016

Next day we check out and head off for a small tour round West Bohemia on our way to Pilsen. Thunderstorms are forecast and the sky is grey and menacing. First stop is Loket, a pretty little medieval town (rather like a French bastide) set in a huge loop of the river in a valley and dominated by a minor castle. Next up is the Soos nature reserve, which promises bubbling mud springs and excites Hannah with the prospect of some geography in action. It fails dismally to live up to its billing. We set off along the boardwalk with not a spring in sight. The explanatory signs are all in Czech and German so add little to our understanding or appreciation. Eventually, we reach a section where some tiny bubbles can be seen emanating from ... read more
The castle at Loket
Soos nature reserve, bullrushes
The best of the bubbling bog at Soos


Our 2 week road trip round the Czech Republic starts in the car rental hall at Prague airport. We prebooked a Skoda Superb (surely a contradiction in terms?) as being the car with the largest luggage capacity, an important consideration when there are four of us, with three suitcases between us. Things get off to a bad start when the guy on the desk tells us they had us down as arriving at 8am not 2pm. Clearly, they have rented our car to someone else. He gives us a set of keys. We track down a saloon car with a clearly inadequate capacity. Back to the desk. Eventually we get an Kia Sportage SUV which is far bigger than either Sara or Hannah were expecting or wanting to drive. David drives. Our first destination is ... read more
Colonnade, Karlovy Vary
Drinking spring, Karlovy Vary
Colonnade interior, Karlovy Vary


Trying to set fire to things while on a BBA is difficult for me not to achieve or so it seems. On the BBA V2 we had the burning toast incident at Cumbernaud which resulted in the local fire brigade being called to the Travelodge we were staying in when I overlooked the damage one piece of bread in the toaster could do while I was on Skype with our eldest daughter. It is not that we have burnt any hotel rooms as yet but today we or should I came close and I must take full responsibility for this morning’s close call. Our apartment here in Lohberg is large with a separate kitchen/dining room to the lounge and the bedroom. I had got the pan out of the cupboard and put some water in it ... read more
Avenue of trees,Czech Republic
Colonnade,ML
Entertainment in the colonnade


Geo: 50.2322, 12.8713 GÜN 42 GÜNLERDEN ÇARŞAMBA: Sabah uyanır uyanmaz bir aktivitedir gidiyor. Şahbaz'ı(Minibüsüm) parıldattım. Kendimi parıldattım.. Kahvaltı yaptım.. İnternet yaptım..saat 11:00 e doğru Ayşe'yi uyandırıp, Şahbaz'ın içini toparladık.. Adeta büyük bahar temizliği.. Bulunduğumuz yer şehre 5 km mesafede.Şehri dolu dolu gezmek için ,şehrin içinde bir yer kiralamanın daha rahat olacağına karar verdik .Booking com vasıtasıyla bir pansiyon kiraladık. Buradan ayrılırken, kibarlığımızdan borcumuz ne kadar diye sorma gafletinde bulundum. Aslında dün 20 ye anlaşmıştık. Otelin görevli çakalı 25 dedi…gözünün içine bakarak 20 liği parmaklarının arasına sıkıştırdım. "Şimdilik bu kadar yeter" dedim ..Bir seferde anladı.. Y... read more
Atanın izinde
birası
hayrat


Geo: 50.2322, 12.8713 GÜN 41 GÜNLERDEN SALI: Bugün yolumuz bayağı uzun ama Görges'in kahvaltıları kaçırılacak gibi değil.. Yine ,anı defterine ,bir şeyler karaladık ve yolumuza çıktık..Herhangi bir sorun yok Mainz ,Wiesbaden,Frankfurt Würzburg'u, sular seller gibi aştık. Nurnberg yakınlarından geçtik ama hududa vardığımızda MIO sapıttı .. Almanlar, eski Carslberg'i, Çeklere kaybettiklerinden ve kuyruk acısı taşıdıklarından ötürü,bir türlü hududu işaret eden levha koymaktan kaçınıyorlar .. Karlovy Vary, levhasını takmak onlara acı veriyor anlaşılan. Öğle yemeğini Ikea'da yedik. Burası çok avantajlı …devasa parkı var …üstelik ne yediğimizi biliyoruz . Bu arada, çoktandır aradığım ,dolap kulplarıma da kavuştum.. Saat 17:30 gibi Karlovy Vary 'ye vardık. Derhal Sovyet tür... read more
Love is everywhere
tesis
lokanta

Europe » Czech Republic » Karlovy Vary Region » Bozi Dar March 23rd 2013

Bozi Dar a small town almost straddling the old Czech /East German border is not known for its culinary specialities. Family friendly skiing, inexpensive lodging, cheap beer and a somewhat more Bohemian experience shall we say, are amongst its most endearing qualities. Our late arrival at the old Zeleny Dum or Green Hotel narrowed our choices to a gigantic pork hock with dumplings or for the vegetarians, fried cheese. This was clearly not going to be a low cholesterol holiday! Neither was it going to be a late night hot spot as we were thrown out of both dining rooms at 10pm in order for the staff to set the tables for breakfast. We sheepishly trooped across the lobby sadly devoid of skis and sat and giggled in our room making plans. Unseasonal warm and rainy ... read more
Cakes and wafers galore
If you can't ski, eat!
Rolf's marvellous moustaches!




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