street in cesky krumlov
Our last European journey was to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. I had initially seen something on this on my first trip to Prague advertised as a day trip. From then on it popped up more and more on blogs and in magazines so I had to go.
rafters on the Vlata river
Cesky Krumlov is a walled city surrounded by the Vlata River. I could walk around taking pictures all day and be happy. Bella and Jerilyn went also as we no longer had a car we were lucky she let us use hers. The drive was about 4.5 hours from her house with a detour for gas and McDonalds.
The Konvice Hotel was our lodging and is located in the pedestrian area. Here that is more of a suggestion. The streets are cobblestone and narrow but cars are frequently on the streets. It was a bit hectic to find the place but once we did we were very close to the center of the old town.
kayaks along the Vlata river
Jerilyn took a nap and Curt and I headed out to explore the streets. I love the smaller picturesque towns. There is a castle and beautiful church all with the river running between.
There was a café that served the best mojitos I have ever tasted so we spent some time there.
Bellas thoughts on cesky
They even brought a bowl of water for Bella.
At 1900 we met up with Jerilyn and had dinner in the main square. The restaurant reminded us of Romania. I got tagliatelli carbonara with salmon and Curt had goulash with bacon dumplings. The food was good but service only decent.
The waiter brought me a beer instead of the radler I asked for and then told me the bottle was already open so he couldn’t do anything about it. Another lady was less than happy as she walked over to the waiter with her kids plate saying “This is not going to work, there is ham in this! I said no ham!”
castle along the river
After dinner we walked through the castle which gives excellent views back towards the Old Town.
IN the garden of the castle is the revolving theater. I had got tickets to Don Giovanni. God only knows why on July 2 we had on all our jackets and the theater was selling blankets. The show had a problem so started 30 minutes late at 2200. By the time it was over at 1215 we were frozen and ready to be home.
The theater is interesting in a circle shape and moves throughout the play. There was a main stage and then other parts were acted out on the grounds of the garden. It would have been extremely enjoyable if we had been a little warmer. Due to the late start it was 0100 before we got home.
of course I always have more pictures than I know what to do with:
Old Town Square
Cesky view from castle
bella in hotel
square at the castle
us at cesky castle (2)