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Sep 9, 2015 - Karlovy vary

Karlovy Vary is a wonderful Spa Town. It was built around 12 thermal springs. The buildings are magnificent late 19th century.Luckily the Nazis and Communists did little damage here except for some terrible concrete buildings built in the 1970's. We took a funicular uphill to a tower that gives great views of the town. There are some expensive shops here as the spa is very popular with Russian visitors! In the town you see people walking along with special cups they fill with the mineral waters - they sip as they walk. The sun shone and...

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Jun 9, 2009 - Back to check Czech

Thursday 4th June. Awoke and took a very nice breakfast with a real cup of coffee not the minuscule cups of the past. Last night as we approached the village we saw a huge Greek temple on the top of the hill on the other side of the river. Its Valhalla our host replied, built by Ludwig the first (not the mad one) to recognise the great and good of Germany. Like a hall of fame! This morning we therefore set off to investigate. Paying our €1.5 for the car park and our €4 entrance fee we entered this temple, which seemed even bigger when we...

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Nov 30, 2007 - Karlovy Vary continued

Kyla writing... You know its time to come home when...

  • Upon arriving in the town of Pisek, you are taken by your host to see the Otava River
  • While waiting for the tram in Pilsen someone walks past you carrying a lacrosse stick
  • Your host has prepared breakfast, which includes maple syrup with a red, proud, maple leaf on the container
  • You walk past a hotel in Karlovy Vary named the Ontario Hotel
  • A South African you meet on a beer tour, upon knowing that you are Canadian, strikes up a conversation about the upcoming...

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Nov 28, 2007 - Karlovy Vary

November 29th, We've bunkered down in Karlovy Vary, and had a chance to do some updatin'! Check out Kyla's story about keeping time in Vienna, and my recollection of the drunk in Bratislava, and a quick story from Plzen. As well, we've got more photos from Pisek and Plzen. Much more to come, though, before we leave Prague in just over a week.

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Sep 19, 2005 - Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary is a spa town very West of Prague (as you can see on the map) that has all of these ancient natural springs. The special minerals in the water are said to be able to cure people of many things. I don't know if I believe it but the place is BEAUTIFUL! I feel like everywhere I go it just gets prettier and prettier. The day was sunny yet cool. We took a bus out there which took about 2 1/2 hours. Suprisingly, I really enjoyed it. The countryside was fantastic and we passed through some beautiful small towns, gardens, and fields....

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Jun 22, 2005 - Karlovy Vary

We left Cesky this am to get to here early enuf so we could find O.N. accomodations which we were unable to arrange via phone...arrived at the bus stop about 7 am just as the rains came(Mari was a bit behind and got soaked, largely due to other unavoidable problems which she can relate if she wishes). Rained the entire trip until we got to town and then tried phone again but no luck, she couldn't speak any English or German. Mari suggested we just head out- it was a ways away - which we did but when we got there the gal said "no room"! I...

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Feb 25, 2005 - Karlovy Vary

On Friday, we took our second trip of the week to Karlovy Vary, about 2 hours from Prague. This town, which means "Charles Spa", was settled in the mid-1300s when Charles IV was out hunting. He discovered that the warm springs were full of minerals and had a spa built there. There are several spa towns throughout the area, but Karlovy Vary is the most famous. Thousands of people, including celebrities, come to drink, bath, & inhale the mineral water. There are several different springs throughout the city, and each one is said to help cure...

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Sep 17, 2004 - Marianska Lazne - Czech Fiest and Great City

Wednesday when we got back from Karlovy Vary we met David's Grandparents. They are extremely nice people. The day and a half we spent in Marianska Lazne was incredible. It was an awesome experience because they treated us like kings. It was an interesting experience too because they don't speak english at all so David had to interpret back and forth the whole time. There was a couple of times where David was gone and it was just Craig and I with his grandparents and we would try to communicate but always just end up looking strangely at one...

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Sep 15, 2004 - Karlovy Vary - First Train Trip!!

Today I took my first train trip! We went to Karlovy Vary, and decided to skip Pilzn because we are making that trip with the international students club. Trains are definitely a great way to travel. You get to relax and look at the scenery the whole time and can go everywhere. It probably took us a bout 3.5 hours to get to Karlovy Vary. David showed Craig and I around for the afternoon and it is such a cool city. It was nice and small and just had a lot more culture then Prague seemed to have. Prague is just so touristy it can be a little...

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