To the land of Castles

Trip Start May 23, 2013
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Trip End Oct 12, 2013


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Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Saturday, August 17, 2013

Keen to get to the Czech Republic and to be able to use the 'Eastern Europe' Tom Tom App on the iPad (from the Western one, the Czech Republic, is simply a blank spot on the map) we were on the road early, getting through a couple of hours of travel before stopping for breakie.

We navigated as far as the border through smaller and smaller German settlements, we crossed over, rather unceremoniously, into the Czech Republic, pulling into the first petrol station to plot our course to Loket on the new App and buy a highway ticket.

With no Crowns in our pockets we had to pay for the ticket in Euro and really had no idea how much the 300 Crown would equate to. 12 Euro was the answer, so feeling like kings in this new country we ventured on, curious to see how other expenses would add up.

On the advice of the guide books, we stopped in at Loket, a small town, known for its medieval castle built around the river bends that fringe the settlement. Somehow we’d managed to time our visit with the annual castle festival, so were treated to stalls of food and crafts and musicians, during our walk.

Having enjoyed the scenery, but wanting to get back on the road for our final destination of the day, we left Loket, bound for Plzen, the home of Pilsner (most specifically Pilsner Urquell), about an hour south. Finding a campground as always, is a bit of a mission, but tired from the long day on the road never makes it easy, but finally we found a site, and set up for the evening.
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