Yesterday took us to Trebic, Czech Republic and one of the best preserved Jewish ghettos in Europe followed by the Lednice Castle.
Just outside the Slavonice by a 30 minute walk are Czechoslovakian bunkers from 1938. They were built to protect Czechoslovakia from a Nazi invasion. It’s a somber reminder of the conflict in the region not so many years ago.
Yesterday we traveled overland to Slavonice, South Bohemia, one mile from the Austrian border. Along the way we stopped in Cesky Budejovice for a tour of the famous Budweiser Budvar Brewery, whose brewing history dates back to the 13th century.
We made our way to Slavonice, a town with roots in the Renaissance.
Today was a beautiful blue sky day as we traveled southeast from Prague. Our first stop was Vojna Memorial, built by German POWs after WWII as a labor camp for the nearby uranium mines. After the communist takeover in 1948, Vojna became a forced labor camp for political prisoners.
Yesterday, a travel day, brought us to the cute little town of Pisek in the afternoon and later to the charming city of Cesky Krumlov where we will stay for another two nights.
Yesterday was our last full day in Prague. We spent the day exploring the Prague Castle and it’s many neighborhoods.
Greetings to all from the Czech Republic!
It’s been a couple of very busy and cold/wet days exploring Prague. Nonetheless, Prague has rewarded us with gorgeous architecture beautiful monuments and delicious food.
Here are some of our favorite photos to date. Our hotel room is on the 6th floor. It’s high enough to yield some interesting shots above many of the rooftops. Some are interesting, others a chuckle. Enjoy!
Greetings from Prague, Czech Republic!
It was an interesting travel day yesterday. We had an early wake up call and a 9 a.m. Uber pickup from the apartment. SURPRISE! Our street was closed due to street repaving. We left the apartment early to see if our Uber pickup was in sight. Long story short, Uber canceled our order. Surprisingly a local taxi was both faster and cheaper…
We had a pleasant Air France flight from Paris to Prague in 1 hour, 20 minutes. The big surprise arriving in Prague was the cab ride to the city center took longer than the flight due to massive traffic.
This morning we took a quick walk around the old town city center. Here are some of our photos.
Within the next few hours we will check into our new hotel and meet the rest of our travel companions for the next two weeks.
Today brings our first week in Paris to an end. As always that means getting reacquainted with the familiar and making new discoveries at the same time.
We decided to explore the Rodin museum after we calculated it’s been over 25 years since we had been there. We did not recognize it at first glance.
His former home (a mansion actually) is now a museum along with the estate’s grounds.
Here are some of our favorite photos from the day.