Monday, May 20, 2013

Krušovice Brewery Tour

The Královský Pivovar Krušovice (the Royal Brewery of Krušovice) is one of the oldest and at the same time one of the most advanced breweries in the Czech Republic. Krusovice survived the economic crisis thanks to it's acquisition by Heineken. Every day, 50.000 bottles are being produced. Incredible, ha? 
Our excursion finished with beer tasting in the Meeting Room, the room itself was previously used as a malt house. 
You can find The Royal Brewery of Krušovice cca 50 km away from Prague on the Prague - Karlovy Vary route.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Prague by day and night

If you ever have the chance to visit Prague, for at least some days, just do it! Prague is amazing. A quick tour of Prague, in a hurry is not enough. I think you will need at least an entire week to properly enjoy Prague. We did it in 2 days:)) I really liked Old Town and Old Town Square, St.Vitus Cathedral, Loretta and the Old Royal Palace (Starý královský palác), Charles Bridge... it seemed to me like a fairy tale full of tourists. Lovers' bridge reminded me of a tiny Venice's street. All in one, Prague is an unforgettable city that has everyone in raptures. With a unique gallery of historic buildings and a charm that permeates from every stone, we went for a cultural highlight at the Black Theatre Image, enjoying a supradimensional and suprarealistic performance (link). However, 1 and a half hour seems pretty much for this show of lights. 
Czech Republic is also a wonderland in terms of beer, but this is something I am going to prove to you later.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Express trip

4 countries in 5 days is a tough mission, isn't it? Well I felt like is was an express experience and an quick overview of the cities and places I want to visit again. Of course, Prague remains number one in that ranking.  Prague represents one of the most prominent world centres of creative life in the field of urbanism and architecture across generations, integrating the Gothic, Baroque and modern styles. Karlovy Vary is also a region known as the most beautiful and famous for its thermal water and colorful and whimsical architecture, that can comfortably be covered on foot for exploring the surrounding areas. And Bratislava, which is that lovely city with a historical centre is characterised by many baroque palaces.