Exploring the Beer Capital
Trip Start Sep 23, 2004
48Trip End Dec 24, 2004
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My tour book written by Rick Steves was really helpful. It actually prepared me for any possible criminal events that can potentially happen to the tourist. I was boarding the tram with several other tourist when suddenly this old woman intentionally bumped into me
The following day, day 9, I went and visited the Vyséhrad or the High Castle. The castle did live up to its name because I was fully exhausted by the time I climbed to the top. It did give me some spectacular view of the city and Vltava river. In the afternoon, I decided to go out of Prague to visit a small city called Kútna Hora. The town is famous for its silver ore where back in the middle ages, all of Europe s coin were struck here. But I am here not to see the silver mine but to see a special church called Kostnice. This church is full of decorations made of human skeleton. It also has mounds of human skeleton. Apparently back in the 1500s, the plague killed 30 to 40 thousand peoples and they were are buried here. Due to lack of space, the monk was asked by the high priest to make use of the skeleton
I found this Czech kitchen that serves traditional Czech food for the blue collar worker for a low price. You pick up a slip when you enter, get all the food you want like cafeteria style and pay toward the end. I got soup, salad, and beef goulash for only 4.5 US dollars, I would have pay for double or triple of that if I eat in a restaurant.
More excitement tomorrow in český Krumlov, where the second largest castle in Czech Republic is located.