A rest day in one of Europe’s most spectacular cities (CKC1402)

Prague is one of the world’s finest destinations for city travelers. We walked through this wonderland of cobblestoned streets and grand old buildings, across the famous Charles Bridge and up to the castle and were blown away by all that beauty. And by the heat…

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Tour guide Thomas, giving an overview of what to expect on this guided walk through Prague

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This is the group in front of the Royal Museum of Bohemia

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Prague’s city police is trying everything to get people’s attention. They didn’t let us sit on their ride, though…

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Marveling at the Powder Tower

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Whatever Thomas doesn’t know he makes up on the spot ;-)

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Charles Bridge is the object of desire for many photographers and other artists

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It is very, very, VERY popular with tourists from around the globe

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Beautifully restored houses line the cobblestoned streets of Old Prague

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Some of the Brazilians got their shopping duties done already…

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Murray, about to drink his first beer. Not really smiling yet…

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… a bit more of a smile with beer no. 2…

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… and the third one finally made him really happy!

 

18 riders and passengers from 5 different countries are on their way through the eastern part of Central Europe. The first two days took us from Vienna to Budweis and on to Prague, the mother of all cities. Here are some impressions:

View of Dürnstein. Richard I the Lionheart, King of England, was held prisoner here in 1192, probably in the castle on the hill in the background, today a ruin.

View of Dürnstein. Richard I the Lionheart, King of England, was held prisoner here in 1192, probably in the castle on the hill in the background, today a ruin.

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our tour hotel in Budweis

Indtroducing some of the participants:

 

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Hissam from Brazil

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Roxanne and Costa from Canada

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Rich from the US and Greg from Australia

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Marco from Bazil

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Birgit from Germany

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Sebastiao….

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… and Carlos from Brazil

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Tour guide Tom (not to be confused with tour guide Thomas, see below!)

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Murray from California on his favorite ride…

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The castle of Cesky Krumlov, the best preserved medieval town in the Czech Republic

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A popular place to get married

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The town’s pharmacy, founded in 1620

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Tour guide Thomas, Birgit and Murray

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The foot bridge that connects two parts of the castle dates from 1767

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Murray and the marvel of East German engineering: the (in)famous Trabbi

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Greg and the Brazilians in the Bohemian Forest

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Lunch break in Susnice, a largely unknown but very beautiful old town.

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Hissam, trying to get a deal from a local shoe salesman. They communicated in Porto-Czech….

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One of the countless castles along the way

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This rustic café-bar made the Brazilians feel right at home.

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Roxanne and Costa