Karlstejn

Well, what else can I say about the Czech Republic? I thought a lot and decided to tell you about Karlstejn Castle, located 28 kilometers from Prague. My story will be short, but meaningful like half-liter bottle of Borjomi. In general, it is useless to talk about Karlstejn. You should see it. That is why today will be more pictures than text. So…

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Loket. The last stronghold of the Middle Ages.

As I told you before, after resting in the historic Czech health resort, I went into the one ancient place. The town of Loket. The city’s name translated into Russian as «elbow.» But there are no bloodthirsty legends, as in case with the city of Antwerp (translated from the Dutch like “Hand Cut”). Czechs say it was named because of the shape of the river-bed Ohře, which bends at this point, resembling the human elbow.

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