Reflections on travelling in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic we loved –
The old town in Prague, even if it is swarming with lots of tourists!

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The towns and villages of the Vltava and Elbe River valleys.
The cycling paths along the Vltava and Elbe Rivers.

The beautiful Bohemian Swiss National Park.

The beautiful Bohemian Swiss National Park.

Bohemian Switzerland National Park.
The helpful people working in the Tourist Information Centres.

 

Favourite meals –

Meatlovers are well fed!

Meatlovers are well catered for!

Pork spare ribs at the Restaurace Hastalsky dedek in Prague.
Karen enjoyed the garden salad at Restaurant U Císaře in Mělnik and the chicken salad at Restaurace U Mostu in Děčín.

Favourite drink –
Definitely the beer, especially when it is cheaper than bottled water or Coke to drink.
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Great places to stay –
Hotel Česká Koruna in Děčín, right on the market square.

An excellent market right outside the Hotel Česká Koruna in Děčín

An excellent market right outside the Hotel Česká Koruna in Děčín

Great places to eat –
Restaurace Hastalsky dedek at Hastaska 20 in Prague. Big meals and Krusovice is a lovely beer.
Restaurant U Císaře in Mělnik for lovely food, especially their desserts.
Restaurace U Mostu in Děčín, (apart from the smoke) the food was excellent.

Restaurace U Mostu in Děčín

Restaurace U Mostu in Děčín

Unexpected highlights –
Meeting some great people on the bike paths.
Cheap but enjoyable meals.

What you must do when you travel to the Czech Republic –
Walk through the old town in Prague and over Charles Bridge at night. The illuminations of St Giles cathedral and the castle are superb.

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Drink pils in Plzen. The Brewery tour is worth doing.

Visit Cesky Krumlov. We were there in 2008 and loved it.

Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov

 

What you should avoid doing –
Eating in a very touristy restaurant in Prague’s old town. There are some excellent places a bit further away in the smaller side streets.

What you need to be prepared for –
Rain, even in summer.

Uneven walking surfaces, lots of different size cobblestones mean good shoes/boots are a must!

Punctures from glass on cycling trails!

Wet weather gear is needed!

Wet weather gear may be needed!

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