Day Trip to Kutna Hora

Trip Start Aug 24, 2005
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Trip End Jan 06, 2006


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Sunday, September 4, 2005

A few weekends ago I went for the day to a little town about 45 mins from Prague named Kutna Hora. This town is famous for their silver mines and the bone church. Lucky for me I went to both.
We first stopped off at the silver mines where we got to put on these stylish white jackets and some snazzy helmets and head on down into the mines. One thing we they didn't tell us was that after we got all decked out in our cool gear we had to walk through the town so that everyone can laugh at us. I think this is a joke they like to play on tourists. Finally arriving at the mine I thought I was all tough until I slammed my helmet off the side of the rocks and almost had a panic attack from being so far underground and in such a small dark place. After surviving that little adventure we headed to this beautiful cathedral and then off to an authentic Czech restaurant. I enjoyed most of the meal with the exception of this soup that had some sort of weird meat in it...I think it was parts of cow stomach. Sooo I just ordered another Pivo and waited for my dumplings to arrive. The rest of the meal was great. From there we went to the Bone Church which was fascinating. It is covered in human bones of people that died in the Plague. I felt kind of weird snapping pictures of human bones but...I didn't want that picture ticket they made us buy go to waste.
Overall Kutna Hora was a cute little town and I would definitely go back.
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amy_n-b
amy_n-b on

I wanna go to the Bone Church
Hi My, thanks for the update. I'm glad that you are having so much fun that you don't have time to update your blog! Kutna Hora looks really cool, maybe we can all go for a day trip in November. Miss you!

sallyjoro
sallyjoro on

I literally got the chills!!!
Hey Myra!

I loved reading about your trip to Kutna Hora! Haven't received your postcard yet of that beautiful church but am looking forward to getting it and also the possibility of seeing it 'in person'!!! Your photos of the Bone Church truly gave me the chills!!! And I must say you looked 'cute' in your little white miner's outfit! Just wondering why they chose 'white' for going down into a mine???!!! I'll read up on Kutna Hora in my little travel book on Prague so I'll be even more informed if we visit there in Nov.
(Did they have any silver earrings for sale down in the mine? - jk!)

Love,
Mom

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