Peter's and Eshaia's RTW trip (Part 1) - The Czech Republic

We were greeted at the airport in Prague by quite a crowd - in the following picture, from left to right: dad, Charles, Eshaia and Rene.

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We arrived on the second anniversary of a very sad event so we immediately headed to the cemetery to pay our respects.
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Next we headed out to our country home, about 25 miles south of Prague. On the way we stopped at the Konopiste Castle for a serving of Svickova and some good cold beer.
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Dad had done an amazing amount of work on the contry home since we last visited - it's now ready for visitors.

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In fact, if you're in the neighborhood and want to spend some time there, just let us know.
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Next stop - Rene's house in Velke Popovice. Rene is the dad of Jindra, the girl that Caite was room-mating with while she went to high school in Prague.
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Of course, it would be blasphemy to visit Popovice and not sample the local product (Kozel).
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The only civilized way to start each morning is with a good cup of espresso, of course, after which it's time to go shopping for sweet things.
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Charles is a busy businessman and his cell phone kept ringing all the time, even in the middle of the Charles Bridge.

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On the other side of the moat we visited Charles' niece Majda, she who used to be afraid of "Ukola".

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The best part of visiting Prague is always seeing old friends, here it's Pavel Marek Jr. (the famous film director). Too many friends, too little time ...

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We all love trains, so we always look for an excuse to ride them - this time we went to the castle of Krivoklat. Some of us were a bit tired from all the traveling, though.
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We crossed one short bridge and arrived at our destination - a pub with plenty of good, cheap beer! Did anyone mention a castle ?
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After the beer transfusion we started making our way up the hill but it was a bit of a struggle.
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Fortunately, there was a nice pub next to the castle serving beer an excellent svickova - definitely worth the climb! By the time we finished and headed back the weather turned a bit against us.
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One can only wonder what's on Charles' mind as we gather for a fancy dinner the last night of our stay ...

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