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Dec 19, 2012 - Pilsen

We passed over the Czech Republic border and what a welcome change from the old Communist days. We didn't have to produce our passports and there was no close scrutiny of our luggage or the bus. And, to top it off, there was snow at the border. We stopped for lunch at Pilsen, a non tourist town, but famous for its Pilsner Urquill Beer. Here were more Christmas Markets (our fifth market), but so different to the German ones, with more focus on handcrafted items. The food stalls seemed to contain a lot of blood sausage but the main...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Czech Republic - Karlovy Vary & Pilsen

26th August 2012 (Bed 71) Ok, you are now going to get sick of hearing me saying “Wow, what a beautiful place”, but I just don’t know any other way to describe the town of Karlovy Vary. Karlovy Vary, meaning "Charles' Bath" was named after Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, who founded the city in 1370. It is famous for its hot springs and its colourful and remarkable architecture. This picturesque village is surrounded by the mountainous landscape of the Krušné Mountain foothills . There are many mineral fountains...

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Sep 4, 2007 - Ceske Budejovice / Pilsen

Ceske Budejovice es un pueblo con una plaza medieval gigante y muy bonita. El centro esta muy bien tenido y es muy simpatico para caminar. Lo particular del pueblo es que aqui fue donde nacio la cerveza Budweiser (en aleman el pueblo se llama Budweis). Los gringos despues se copiaron el nombre y hasta ahora hay una batalla legal por los derechos. A pesar de que era lunes, hacia frio y llovia, habia que ir a un pub a tomarse una... Al dia siguiente fui a la fabrica (nada especial mas que la fama), pero por fuera nomas ya que el tour era a...

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