Karlovy Vary - Russian Spa Town

Trip Start Aug 09, 2004
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Trip End May 06, 2005


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Thursday, October 14, 2004

We weren't sure how we were going to get to Saarbrucken from Czech Republic because we had looked at a few options with trains and flying easyjet but was still to pricey. Luckily enough on arriving back to the bus station after Cesky Krumlov we talked to Euro Lines and they had a bus going directly to Saarbrucken in two days, it only ran once a week. So we tried to book but she couldn't get hold of an agent so we would have to call ourselves tomorrow. We caught our next bus to Karlovy Vary from Prague. The bus took about 3 hours, and was very cheap, all buses in Czech were very cheap! We reached Karlovy vary at night and had a place in mind Hotel Kosmos. We booked in here for one night as it was a little pricier then we wanted to spend. WE went around Karlovy Vary for the day exploring the town. Karlovy Vary is an old spa town. It has thermal waters running through it, and springs running under the town. This was one of the few destinations that the Russians visited to rest and relax. This can be seen in the Russian influence in the buildings, they were gorgeous and the majority of them had spas. WE didn't end up making it to one... but we toured them anyways. So the next night we remembered a place someone recommended that was 20 min outside town it was called Loket. We took a bus here and again this town had a river surrounding it like a moat and was only enterable by two bridges. The hostel was quite small only one bedroom with 12 bunks, that means snoring will most likely be a problem! And it was Nat could hardly fall asleep! The town only had a few buses a day so we also found ourselves tailoring our schedules around them. We made it out and spent our third night back in the same hotel in Karlovy Vary again. After this we headed back to Prague to catch our night bus to Saarbrucken.
We arrived in Prague at around 6PM and had till 11PM before our next bus left. We walked around the town once more checked emails and had some pizza from a great place we had found last time we were here. We headed to our bus and caught it around 11:30PM. We were now on our way to Germany to visit Nat's relatives(her Grandma's sister). Of course the bus had to stop at the border and they check all our passports, and I am the only one who has to get off and provide more photo identification to assure that it is me. It was no problem we were back on the road in no time!
Well that is it for now, our next stop will be in Saarbrucken, Germany to spend a week with family!
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