Started the year 2010 with a little Euro-trip by car. The target was Czech Republic and Prague. In addition, I drove through Poland, Austria and Slovakia as well.
I love Czech Republic and will plan another trip there. There is everything and more – the landscape (I just awwed throughout the whole trip, whenever there was another mountain, another picturesque town, another curvy road, another foggy view, another … you name it), the beer (cheap, cheap, cheap and tasty. did i mention cheap?), the food, the architexture, the people.
I avoided the freeways, just to see more the local villages and life in there. Yes, the roads could be in better shape in Czech republic – plenty of holes and pumps and my poor little sports car found them all. And the second thing to grumble about is the sightseeing sign system – theres none! I did my homework and knew where to go and what to look for, but I just couldn´t find the caves or the funiculars etc. Im really unhappy about that, but that means I will go again to find them :)
And then there was Prague … Where to begin to describe this fairytale?
After driving all the possible roads in Czech Republic, I headed to Vienna in Austria. Well, after seeing Prague, Vienna looked dull and just ordinary. Lovely and beautiful ofcourse, but not as much as Prague.
Since Slovakias capital Bratislava was just around the corner from Vienna, it was my next destination. Well, seeing the movie “Eurotrip” and the humour in there, I must say – thats not what you will find in Bratislava :) A nickle will not make you a king :)
But Bratislava was fun I must say, even more than Vienna.
Poland was something I couldn´t skip on my trip – it was just all over my way. So I drove through and can admit that I saw a lot of it. I was stunned that there were traffic jams in Warssaw 5 o clock in the morning as well as 12 o clock at night etc. Traffic jams 24/7. How will they ever get home after workday?
All in all – it was a perfect trip. The hostel where me and my friends were staying at my birthday (which was during the trip) in Prague, gave me a bottle of Czech champagne!!! How cool is that??