10 Nov 2010

The trip, day one

I’m writing this from a four star hotel in Karlový Vary. Quite nice, though the room is pretty small and rather standarised. OK for one night, I guess, but I wouldn’t like to stay here for much longer.

We got here straight from the airport in a rental car. A Škoda Superb. Lovely, I’ve never been so comfortable in a car. The two Spaniards from Viamedius are really cool, too.
The city is quite nice as well, much less tacky than I had expected, but just as expensive. Good that I am not paying for any of this. We also had a guide today, a really fun girl. She did a good job.

The best of the day, though, was the Spa. The program said we had to visit one the poshiest in town and that I had to test a couple of the procedures. Hard job, I know, but someone had to do it and it felt really GOOD. Yeah , I’m getting paid for this, wonderful, init?

Beerwise, Karlový Vary in a Crap to Awesome scale, with Crap being crap and Awesome being awesome: Crap. I had and off Krušovice Černé a badly tapped and tourist trap expensive Pilsner Urquell from Keg and a decent Kozel Černý, fortunately I didn’t pay for any of them. To be fair, the food at both restaurants (Charleston and Chebský Dvůr – a German themed temple of kitch) was surprisingly good, though the knedlíky at the latter were rubbish.

Tomorrow, Pilsen, I’m sure beers will be better there...

Na Zradví!

2 comments:

  1. Glad you are Having a Good Time. Never Been to Karlovy Vary. Do know a lot of Russian,s go. And quite a lot of Russian Money is Being Pumped in. Pilsen, Sure you will get Good Pivo there !. Happy Travels.

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  2. Going Back to Pivo & Food. Had Banks UCB Pivo today. It Won 1998 Beauty of Hops Award. Best Accompany - Curry. Thursday is Curry Night for Witherspoons. This Pivo come on For Tonight. For under £6. 1 Pivo, Curry, Rice, Poppadums, Mango Chutney & Naam Bread !. It Blended with the Curry. My Problem with W,Spoons, was Staff not pulling a Pint. Even this has now Been Rectified.

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