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Lunch in Plzen

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A freezing wind welcomes us in Plzen, the place where pilsener beer was born. And since it was almost noon, Lars and I headed to the first restaurant that we saw. We had a refreshing Gambrinus with our tasty meal. Afterwards, we paid a visit to one of the city’s most important sights, the Gothic St. Bartholomew Cathedral. Founded in…

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A Quick Walk in Karlovy Vary

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Sometimes, things simply don’t work out… No matter how much a certain town/village/museum or whatever is praised in books or on the Internet, you fail to see what is so charming/beautiful/cozy or whatever. For Lars and especially me, it’s Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. Maybe it’s because the first time we tried to visit it, we simply couldn’t… In…

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Relaxing in a Beer Spa

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After 6 months, I (Ingrid) am taking over the blog again. I hope that you all enjoyed the posts of Lars. It wasn’t easy for him, but I think he did a good job. By the way, this doesn’t mean that my depression is completely over, but I am feeling much better again. Anyway, last year, a nasty bacteria made…

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An Afternoon in a Nature Reserve – Part 2

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Venture further into the Soos nature reserve and the landscape changes drastically… The many gaseous carbon dioxide springs, with water that sometimes turns orange and which smell heavily of sulphur take you back to prehistoric times. We are referring to the so – called mud volcanoes. According to Wikipedia, The termsĀ mud volcanoĀ orĀ mud domeĀ are used to refer to formations created by…

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An Afternoon in a Nature Reserve – Part 1

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After a morning with visits to beautiful cities and towns, Lars and I were in the mood for something completely different. We decide to drive to a nature reserve called Soos. Finding it can be a bit of a challenge. It is located not far from Cheb, but so are many other places. The best thing you can do is…

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To The Market Place

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Next stop; the charming town of Cheb. I had read somewhere that the market place of Cheb is the place to see. It dates from the 13th century, whereas the surrounding houses in different colors originate from the 15th – 18th century. Lars and I were not disappointed. The colors are amazing – it’s like a rainbow has descended from…

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Not What We Had Expected…

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I am referring to the castle of Lazne Kynzvart. Lars and I had expected to see a medieval castle, but we saw one in Renaissance style. Turns out that the original building has been destroyed, but you can still visit the ruins. Unfortunately, we discovered this after we had come back home. The modern castle seems to be very popular…

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