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The Heart of Bohemia

CZECH REPUBLIC | Saturday, 20 July 2013 | Views [750]

What a day! I certainly had my patience tested. I woke up this morning thankfully at a reasonable hour, given the night I had. I mustered all willpower to get on with the day - to pack, to check-out and start my journey to Vienna. The first two were easy but the journey was something else. It started with a 25 minute hike up the hill to the train station with my backpack. So much for fretting about not making it in time, because the train ended up being 20 minutes late in arriving and an additional 10 minutes late getting to Ceske Budejovice. I missed my connecting train to Linz because of this, and waited an hour and a half for the next train. The silliest was yet to come. I got on the train, remembering that part of the journey had to be done by bus because of track closures. When I saw the full train literally empty out at a station, I, too, got off thinking this was the stop to transfer onto a bus. It ended up being the wrong stop in the middle of nowhere. I had to wait it out for another two hours before the next train came. I'm glad I know how to pass time with yoga and sudoku. Now, I'm on the train to Vienna - finally! I'll be arriving around 8pm instead of four hours ago. I have lived my Eurail nightmare and survived!
 
Cesky Krumlov was a chilled-out stop for me. A quaint little town with cute buildings, cobblestone streets and a fancy castle. Although there were some museums and "pub-rafting" trips that I could do, I was more than content in walking through the streets admiring the town's cute quirks and soaking in its one of a kind atmosphere.
 
I stayed in a lovely hostel called Krumlov House which was a bit of a walk away from the train but was completely worth it. With a dorm with a river view, friendly staff, a tiny but cosy common room (with a piano!), I really couldn't ask for better! I remember waking up the first morning before everyone was out and about, walking out of the room door and into the kitchen and common room, thinking this feels like home!
 
I've met some pretty great people coming to Cesky Krumlov and had too much of a good time with them last night. The best thing is that I'll most likely see them again!

Tags: european adventure, friends, hostels, sightseeing, trains

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