Trip Start Aug 02, 2012
139Trip End Aug 02, 2013
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From there we set off for Cesky Krumlov, back in the Czech Republic. We could tell that it is quite a touristy town by the number of parking lots listed when you approach. However, we were able to park right beside the main entrance as it was definitely the off season.
We stopped off in a cute shop which was selling products from the region. I found a really nice wooden bell decoration for our Christmas tree. We continued on our walking tour and passed by many buildings decorated with "sgraffito". Sgraffito is a technique where the top layer of paint is scratched off to reveal the surface underneath. This left interesting effects on many of the buildings and we enjoyed looking at them all. We continued on towards the castle to walk through the grounds and the courtyards. On the way I spotted a neat looking shop selling some sort of cinnamon sugar treat. We stopped to watch and the process was quite a fun looking one.
We wound our way up to the castle and walked through the neat courtyards with more sgraffito. We ended up on the arched gateway which had wonderful views over the town below. From there we continued back to the van. We headed off for Prague which was a few hours drive away. We had a rather stressful time finding our campsite as it was dark by the time we got there. The GPS was sending us on a dubious route, but since our google maps directions weren’t particularly helpful either and we didn’t have a detailed map, we had to rely on it somewhat. We ended up exiting where we weren’t supposed to and had to somehow get back to the highway. Eventually we managed and ended up driving out of town once again. We weren’t sure if we were on the right road, but decided to head out and attempt finding it again.