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TRIP POSTS in Chronological Order -- this trip includes posts from Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia (and back to Czech)
Prague 1: Home Base at Pohorelec Wherein:
I arrive in Prague for my two-week adventure of romping through the city streets; I show you some sights on my way to class and the beautiful Jewish Quarter and its uniquely populated cemetery.
Prague 2: Castles and Cathedrals Cast Their Spells Wherein:
I revel in the spectacular heights of St. Vitus Cathedral and relish the beautiful palace grounds of Prague Castle.
Prague 3: Graffiti, Mirrors, Statues, Architecture and Dolls with Fangs - Prague has it all! Wherein:
I check out the John Lennon wall of graffiti, the Kampa Museum, and snap some pics of the assortment of statues, doors and architecture of the city.
Happy in Poland: The Wonderful City of Wroclaw Wherein:
We visit the Sedlec Ossuary and spend a few days in beautiful Wroclaw, Poland, driving on to Krakow. (yeah, it's a lot)
Drool: Explorations in Krakow Wherein:
We make my way around Krakow, Poland, eating lots of zmrzlina.
10 Minute Update: The Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland Wherein:
We visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a sight I can cross off my Top 10 list now, and enter Slovakia.
11 Minute Update: Spis Castle in Slovakia Wherein:
We drive around the Poprad area of Slovakia and visit Spis castle.
High in the Tatras Mountains ... but still with beer Wherein:
We begin trekking in the High Tatras mountain range, scaling a cliff via chains, and staying in the chatas.
Three Moments in the High Tatras: Chamois & Raspberries! Wherein:
We descend the High Tatras and watch a mother chamois and baby, and walk through a raspberry forest.
A Last Day of Paradise Wherein:
We hike through the lush Slovensky Raj national park up stream beds and along rock faces.
Sweet on Slovakia Wherein:
We visit the charming town of Spania Dolina and visit impressive Bojnice castle in Slovakia, ending up in Bratislava.
Woes in Bratislava Wherein:
Illness and unparalleled misery befall me in my tiny cement cell (aka hotel room) in the incongruous city of Bratislava. Then I head back into the Czech Republic.
BACK TO CZECH REPUBLIC
Wrapping up a Nice 5 Weeks Wherein:
I come back to Prague for a few more days in the picturesque city, taking an afternoon trip past the concentration camp of Terezin.