21.08.2011 30 °C
Almost took the wrong direction at the train station, some helpful locals know that I am heading to Prague so they pointed me the right way.
I spent the first night in Krumlov House. It was a well run little hostel that is determine to help you feel right at home. And indeed it was home away from home. The direction given to the hostel was very detailed and I had no problems at all finding the hostel. It was getting really warm and sunny and starts to feel like an actual summer. Finally sweat freely after a week in the republic.
Cesky Krumlov is beautiful and the first impression was good.
Sadly, the town is overrun by tourists, amazingly even the Thais are here. Ever since the word about this gem spread around the continent. UNESCO ratings propelled the fame higher. Amidst all the hype, this town is still worth a visit or even a stopover. Besides, the structures were well preserved and the river surrounding the town made it more picturesque.
I love castles. Naturally I visited the castle at the first given opportunity. First stop is CK's castle museum. I had gotten smarter after the episode in Praha's Museum and invested in an audio guide. Climbed up the highest tower in the town after museum tour to get a great view of the town.
Walked around the castle area, explored the gardens, hills and strolled around the river.
And there's some leisure anglers
Nice fountains too
When the day trippers left in the evening, Cesky Krumlov became more pleasant minus all the chatters. I rented a bicycle and wander around the town (found out that I am horrifically out of shape too, physical demands is rather high as this town is very hilly.)
Made friends and found a Spanish teacher in the hostel, had a musical night, exchanging stories till late night