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Published: August 31st 2005
Above the city
This city is amazing. South of Prague about 3 hours set in the hills surounded by a river is the beatuiful city of Cesky Krulove (pronounced Chesky). It was founded in the early 14th century. The city streets are all cobblestone, and little restaurants lined the streets and rivers. We stayed in the attic of an old hospital set in the city walls. Unfortunately lloyd is not a women for it is quite romantic. Everyday from 3pm till 9pm there are free concerts in the town square, where beer is a 15 crowns (equivilent to 60 cents) and hot dogs are the same. This five women band played a rousing rendition of John Denver's I'm leavin on a "Jumbo Jet" Lloyd and I tried not to laugh but it was just too funny. They also sang Elvis's "Blue Suede Shoes" with heavy Czech accents. The people in the town were great too. Always smiling and willing to help us out. Overlooking the city is a huge castle with amazing gardens. We spent one day just hanging out in the gardens among the lilly pond and natural settings.
The highlight of the two days was playing tennis at the local club
on Clay Courts. I have only played on Clay once before, in Paris when i was about 10 so this was an awesome experience. I beat lloyd 4-1, but it didn't matter, we both had an awesome time sliding around on the court and getting red clay all over the place. Leaving Cesky Krumlov was really hard I feel like I could have stayed here for quite a while. We also decided to take a break from the heavy meat filled Czech diet and eat at a vegetarian restaurant. The food was amazing...and we met some really cool Australian girls, Hello.... We're off to Vienna and getting excited for Slovenia and Croatia....
Also on the way to Cesky Krumlov, we made a stop in Pilzen, the birthplace of Lager beer. It was an interesting tour, but super touristy. The took us under the city into these caves that are over 20 kilomiters long, it was 7 degrees celsius. On our way out we met this guy Jonathan from Israel. We told him that our bus was leaving in 15 minutes to Cesky Krumlov but that we were going to miss it. He said he'd give us a ride, as
we sped through the city, we made our bus just in time....thanks jonathan
Off to Vienna for a few days, where my mom spent 6 months studying. Opera, cake, coffe, and wine as my dad said.
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