I've got a bone to pick with you!

Trip Start Jan 01, 2010
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Trip End Dec 31, 2010


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Farmer's field North of Vienna

Flag of Austria  , Lower Austria,
Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We met up with several teams to convoy to Kutna Hora today, some from our hostel (Oly, Oli, and Rikki from Team FaceRace) and some from the other hostel (Paul and Jeff from Team Dropbears, Team Silent Pete, and a few more).  This time though, we used our walkie-talkies to try to keep the convoy together.  Before we left though, one of the other teams gave us a portable DJ/mixing station thing they found in the trash in Brussels.  It still worked too, so Lauren put it together and was DJing from the back seat during our drive.

We were heading to Kutna Hora to find the Church of Bones.  The Sedlec Ossuary was one of the most desirable places to be buried back during the Plague and the Hussite wars, so they had way to many people buried there.  They had to start stacking the bones in the church.  Then in the 1800s, a rich family paid a guy to use the bones of all those people to make decorations and furniture for the church.  Apparently the bones of 40k to 70k people were used.  And a lot of the decorations had to have so much thought put into them for the images he was trying to make using bones as his medium.  I think I would go back there again, creepy as it may be.

We stopped at a grocery store before leaving the Czech Republic to stop up on booze and a little bit of food (it's very cheap in CZ) and we found some of the most hilarious foods...you'll have to take a look at the pics...

Then the convoy split up to head in many different directions, us and FaceRace towards Vienna, Dropbears to Moscow, and the other teams to Bratislava.  We made the decision to camp north of Vienna (heard it was an expensive city) for the night and found this freshly harvested hay field to camp in.  The farmer even drove by in the night and he just smiled and waved as we were setting up camp.  And again in the morning...nice people these Austrians.
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