Monday, February 15, 2010

Cesky Krumlov

You must be wondering why the sudden silence. Well I have been away on a 3-night stay in the enchanting island of Bali so that will be my next travel tale and also busy with the Chinese New Year preparation. Well now I can continue my Eastern Europe travel here.

From Prague, we continue our journey to Salzburg and we made a very interesting stop while on our way there. This was at the town of Cesky Krumlov, reputed to be one of the finest medieval town in the Czech Republic. When we arrived, we were greeted by the wall of the castle (the Zamek) on the hill, or actually part of the castle.

On the way up to the castle, you get a very good view of the surrounding area and the old town.

This is the courtyard of the castle.

There is also a garden where performances are held in the summer.

From the castle, you descend onto the old cobbled streets of Cesky Krumlov.

There is also a small town square.

Lunch was at a cozy restaurant where not only the food was lovely, the waitress was lovely as well.

As the river Vltava meanders through the town, you get very beautiful views but it has also caused some severe damages when it flooded some years back.

There are shops selling all kinds of stuff which you may take back if you fancy them.

After this very relaxing tour, we then continued our journey to Salzburg and we arrived there in the evening. After checking in, we had our dinner in a nearby Chinese restaurant where they served the usual tourist fare.

Ronald Kwok