Saturday, April 19, 2014

The traveller in me itches to tell a story today

After putting in five of gruelling hard work in my organization and saving up enough for a holiday abroad , I was finally planning a vacation to eastern Europe. I chose to travel through five counties , one for each year of hardwork thaf I had put in. Adding to the excitement was the fact that I was travelling with a group of travel enthusiasts who I had never met earlier therefore an opportunity to make new friends. The route to be followed was to take us by road through Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria in the same order.

As I travelled through sun soaked Europe in the summer month of June and explored the spectacular beauty of each place, one city which took my heart away was Cesky Krumlov. Located at a distance of about 2 hours by road from Prague in Czech Republic, the small little city is a renowned UNESCO World heritage site. Like any other European City,  Cesky Krumlov also has its own river, town square, castle and church however what sets the city apart is its small town feel, abundant natural beauty and magnificent architectural monuments. Everything around the small city can be accessed by simply walking through its narrow cobbled stoned streets. Every house in the city has history etched in it and various structures in gothic, renaissance and baroque style can be found in abundance. Another endearing feature of this city is the numerous cafes along the banks of its Valtava river. After a  day full of site seeing and enriching oneself with the architectural delights of the city, it is indeed a pleasure to end the day by the banks of the gushing V




altava river while biting into the bakery delicacies and savouring the energising coffee that the cafes offer.

The charm of this beautiful city left me spellbound and I recommend it to all travel enthusiasts :)

22 comments:

A LIFE TRAVELER said...

Nice photos!! I enjoye!!

I wish I have also chance to write travel writings. Here is mine , which i tried my memoir at the sidebar of this website as My days of thirties , http://www.writercrafts.com

Phylicia Marie Pineda said...

How different is it from Prague? It looks beautiful. :)

Loudthinkin said...

Hey Phylicia, Cesky is a small town as compared to the big city that Prague is. But this small Lil town is gorgeous:)

Fernando Lachica said...

You've got the passion of your life to travel. Well, that's a blessing for you and keep it inside your heart as memories.

Suzanne said...

The trip of a lifetime for sure. I would love to venture out and see the world in this manner. Maybe when my kids are older, LOL. In the meantime I will enjoy your photos of the quaint and picturesque sites.

papaleng said...

Thanks for the virtual tour. Indeed, Cesky Krumlov is a place one has to see. BTW, do local there speak English?

sophiemdubaiphotography said...

These photos are fabulous - it looks like you had a great time. I've never been to Czech before but would love to.

sophiemdubaiphotography said...

These photos are fabulous - it looks like you had a great time. I've never been to Czech before but would love to.

Leelo R said...

I´ve never been to Czech Republic, but this little town looks and sounds like a great place to visit if I should ever happen to visit Czech Republic.

Hina Naz said...

Nice photos. Great you are passionate about travelling. This small town is very beautiful.

Kylie wenn said...

I really love all the photos you snap. It's such a beautiful place and I'd really love to travel there and look at the city with my own eyes instead of just photos..

Loudthinkin said...

Thank you Fernando and Hina.. I love to travel! It's always great break out of the everyday humdrum and head out to a beautiful, serene place :)

Loudthinkin said...

Glad you liked the photos Sophie and Kylie! You should definitely plan a trip to Cesky!

Lov Evelina said...

I love the photos very much :)Feels like going there

Loudthinkin said...

I hope you plan a trip soon Leelo.. promise, u won't regret it :)

Loudthinkin said...

Papaleng.. yes the locals do speak English.. They have guided tours around the place and town in english.

Franc said...

Cesky Krumlov looks really breathtaking. It would be a nice place to visit and appreciate their heritage.

Eliz Frank said...

Your post made me crave a trip abroad again. What a picturesque setting and such beautiful photos. One of my daughters spent a semester in Prague and loved it.

Loudthinkin said...

Thank you Lov Evelina..I am glad you liked the post :)

Loudthinkin said...

Franc and Eliz, Cesky is indeed very beautiful.. being in a place like that makes you really feel blessed :)

Tiffany Yong W.T. said...

Beautiful pictures! Do you have the location addresses as well as the place you stay? Share with us so that we know who we can approach in future!

Nicol said...

I love the photos. I will definitely add this to my to visit list