Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Kan’t say Karlovy Vary

I couldn’t come up with a better title than that??? After meeting Marcella in Prague we took a bus through the countryside of Czech Republic to the wonderful spa town of Karlovy Vary. It is also known as Karlsbad. A very popular place for Germans and Russians, the place is known for it’s special healing powers of its hot springs. There are 12 of them in all. There are old people walking around sipping the hot mineral water from these special cups. We got upgraded to the Grand Hotel Pupp (a 5 star hotel and the nicest place in Karlovy Vary). Very good food, very nice people. Every morning I got up and ran around the town. Usually I would run through the nearby forests and climb the small hills for a spectacular sunrise over the city.

One night we went to a castle in a nearby town called Loket. We had medieval food (a flat piece of bread was our plate) and entertainment (sword flights, belly dancers, music, and a dart contest which I took second). It is so different from anything you would see here in the States.

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