| Prague and
Cesky Krumlov is beautiful with a cool castle and lots of trees,
infamous backpacker destination.
Cons: Hard to find rooms
Back in beautiful Prague once again. Lets see, what have I been
up to for the past two weeks? Well, my second time in Budapest was
just as fun as the first time. We visited two more thermal bath
houses, which are very invigorating and lots of fun. We also saw
a great photography exhibit, ate good food, and played lots of dice
After Budapest, we returned to Prague because we were planning to
meet Lisay. She ended up changing her ticket to stay in the US for
an extra week, so we just hung out in Prague. One night we went
to swing night at a club to hear Katie's roommate Jim, who is a
DJ there. Wait until you see the pictures from that night.
From Prague, we took the train to Cesky Krumlov, which is a beautiful
city, lots of trees, red roof houses, and a cool castle. There are
bears in a big pit by the castle. We had fun watching the bear.
Cesky Krumlov is an infamous backpacker destination, and it was
one of the first places we had a hard time finding rooms. But of
course we managed to find a room in the end. We stayed there for
three nights, which was plenty. We tried Absinthe one night. That's
the weird green looking alcohol that is banned in the US because
it supposedly makes you crazy. One shot was enough to make me swear
it off forever. Not because it made me crazy, but because it tasted
like poison. Absolutely repulsive stuff! Much better is a clove
flavoured alcohol that is also popular here, called Becherovca.
As beautiful as Cesky Krumlov is, it is pretty small and there really
isn't that much to do there. Normally we would have rented a boat
and paddled down the river, but the river was completely flooded
and unmanageable. In fact, the whole region is pretty flooded. On
the train ride to Cesky Krumlov, we saw a town that was about 2
feet under water, just completely washed out. And in Cesky Kromlov,
lots of the houses near the river had sandbags by their doors. Even
the river here in Prague has gone up a few feet.
Yarrow has decided to return to the US, and she leaves today. That
came as quite a shock, and Lisay and I are both sad to see her go.
But we're continuing on with the trip. It will be interesting to
see how travelling with only one other person changes the dynamics.
Lisay returns from the US tomorrow, and we are going to see if we
can get visas for Yugoslavia. If not we'll just spend a week or
two in Croatia. But we would really like to get to Monte Negro,
we heard from other backpackers that it is just as nice as Croatia,
but at a third of the cost. We'll see.