Karlovy Vary Travel Blog› entry 5 of 12 › view all entries
January 7th, 2008 – by: CFD
Karlovy vary (Karlsbad in German) is the biggest and the oldest of the old spa towns. The Architecture is amazing and when i was walking from the bus station and down the river I was thinking "God am I glad that i came here , instead of skipping it". Walking down the river is an amazing experience , especially at night when there are many outdoor cafe's and bars.
The Space Quest hostel and Apartments is located at the top of Moravaska. Its a pretty steep hill up from the main strip, but nothing you cant handle. When i arrived the door was closed and i called the number on the door. 10mins later somone came and unlocked the door and gave me a key. As i soon found out i was THE ONLY guest there, meaning that I had an ENTIRE 6-bed apartment all for myself. With a fully functional Kitchen , Bath Tub, Cable TV and all the other things you need.
The 2.nd day I also walked upto the Diana Tower. I was planning to take the Diana Funicular up to the Diana Lookout tower, but since the funicular was closed i decided to walk up by myself. The scenery was nice, but nothing compared to the scenery i have available home in Bergen. At the middle station of the funicular i decided to jump over a gate and walk up in the tracks of the funicular. It seemed like a perfect idea until i saw the signs that it was illegal to do so. Since everything was closed i guessed that people wouldnt mind. I reached the top , Jumped into the Top station where two people just stared at me and looked as angry as they could. I pretended like nothing and took a picture of them , and just jumped over the gate and out of the station again.
Another reason why people call me the crazy Norwegian, I found a statue facing the river and decided to climb up and hug it. Both Locals and tourists where probably discussion if i was crazy , mad or just a common lunatic. I guess all of those assumptions are true ;) I headed down to the city , took a couple of beers at a pub and headed back to the Hostel.
I went down to the few bars i found. I found some students and invited all of them upto my apartment to have a party. I said "I have the location , an apartment with no neighbors, and if you get people and music we should have a real good party at our hands".. I went to the supermarket and bought tons of alcohol and just waited. The people came and we had a blast , through the entire night.. Czech people know how to party ;)
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