Visiting Olomouc and our sister company, Exerion PTO, CZ

Olomouc Travel Blog

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Early in the morning
Day 2, visit our sister company in Olomouc

Rrrriiiinnnnggg, 5:30, we have to wake up, take a quick shower to wake up after 3 hours sleep. This should be enough when you are on vacation? No breakfast today. The hotel didn’t prepare something for us. We asked when we checked in, but nobody remembers behind the desk. So we all walked to the tram after we bought tickets in the hotel lobby. Kr18 a person. The tram arrives and most people jumped in the tram. But a few noticed that we forgot to look at the tram number and we saw that is was not line 11. Everybody quick out the tram again and 5 minutes later there is the tram from line 11.
There is the train station
We entered again and it took us 20-25 minutes, because it stopped so many times, almost every 10 meter….. At the museum we left the tram and are looking for the train station. We are early so no hurry, but we can see the station already. Just making the choice… go left around or right. After seeing a closed gate on the left side that closes the way to the station (we think) we choose to walk right. After a long walk we know that this was the wrong side. It is a little bit further…. oke a little bit… some people can run the marathon in this extra time … but finally we make it. We know our train goes at 7:09  so not much time left. We see a lot of people in line waiting for a ticket. Oh oh, that won’t work. But next to this huge line there is another man sitting doing….
Our sister company
Nothing. And guess, we can buy a group ticket there. One of our group will pay by credit card for us all, but it doesn’t work. Also the second time: no luck. I pick mine and it is accepted. Now I have paid a ticket for 14 people. Now we have to hurry to catch our train. It is already there and waiting. When the last one is inside the whistle goes and we leave….. That is JIT (just in time) Now we have 2,5 hour to rest and some need some extra hours sleep. It is already day but we don’t see much outside. There is too much fog to enjoy the mountains of the Czech Republic. One hour later it suddenly clears and we can enjoy our train ride. After 2,5 hour we arrive in Olomouc. We have to wake up 1 person and drag him out of the train. If we hadn’t done this he would probably seen the sign “Moscow”.
St. Wenceslas Cathedral, 100.65 meters high
He has to get dressed outside the train. We walk to the entrance and there we find our colleague Maarten, who will guide us to our factory. Now we can get money out of the wall and buy some drinks and some food for breakfast. He has a car and can take 4 persons with him. He choose the 4 girls. Unexpected…… The rest is following Theo because he has been here a few times and we take 3 taxi’s. Its only 5 minutes and they are waiting at the gate for us. They bring us to a conference room for a coffee and a short talk. Time to look at the factory and see how our Czech colleagues work. They showed us everything and around noon we are back in the conference room. At 12:30 everybody is ready and most of us are going on foot to the restaurant guided by Monica. She brought us within 10 minutes to “Motel bar”.
Bowling
In the mean time the weather is changed to perfect because of the sun and the blue sky.
We don’t have to look at the menu. This is already arranged. It is gonna be a Czech dish. We start with a soup and after that a lot of…. I don’t know. It tasted like that too! I think we have to get used to this kind of food. Luckily I had my beer!
Then the manager tells us that he will bring us to the center for our afternoon entertainment. When the first car is filled the rest decides to walk to the centre. It is the best way to see something from Olomouc. We take the shortest way to the center but it takes a little bit longer than planned. We walked with 8 people and then you get problem like: one needs to take a lot of pictures (me), another want a quick view inside a church, the 3th needs to go to a toilet,  etc  etc.
In the bar: The black stuff
Finally we came 45 minutes late fot bowling, but we saw a lot of the city under a blue sky in 15 degr. C.

So where was the rest? They are already bowling with our Czech colleagues. They had hired a few lanes for 2 hours. We changed shoes and went bowling for more than an hour. After our 1 hour bowling we move to the bar area and had nice conversations with out Czech colleagues. Now we have to pay for ourselves and they pointed to me to make a pot with money. Everybody donates money and all the Czech people looked at the huge amount of money. They never see that much money. Suddenly I had the Czech girls around me all begging for a drink. No one had ever heard of TravBuddy :S . With my camera we made a group picture, but the man behind the camera didn’t know that a group picture means that the whole group needs to be on the picture.
We are passing Pardubice
So I will publish the first picture with just a few men missing.

Meanwhile outside has the sun left us already and we leave the bowling centre and said goodbye to our Czech friends. Some need a quick bite and I go with the biggest group to an Irish bar: “Black Stuff”. But what do we see, a few Czech are willing to join us to the bar, must be because of the money they saw….. It was great music and talking in the bar but we knew that we have to go. We have to catch a train sometime. We found our train, not the fast one but a normal one that stops 10 times or so. The ride back was 3 hours and 10 min before we arrived in Prague. We found the tram station in 10 minutes and 20 minutes later we stopped at our hotel. A few decide to go again to the sports bar, but I decided to go to sleep. It was a very long day but I am glad that joint this trip to Olomouc.

misstravel89 says:
dat is nog slechter zeg!!! wat een mensen ken je :P
Posted on: Dec 28, 2009
jos-nijenhuis says:
Vind ik ook. En ze willen nu nog steeds geen lid worden.
Posted on: Dec 28, 2009
misstravel89 says:
slecht dat ze nog nooit van travbuddy gehoord hadden hoor!
Posted on: Dec 26, 2009
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Early in the morning
Early in the morning
There is the train station
There is the train station
Our sister company
Our sister company
St. Wenceslas Cathedral, 100.65 me…
St. Wenceslas Cathedral, 100.65 m…
Bowling
Bowling
In the bar: The black stuff
In the bar: The black stuff
We are passing Pardubice
We are passing Pardubice
Train station Olomouc
Train station Olomouc
Inside our factory
Inside our factory
Inside our factory
Inside our factory
Girls missing there husbands :)
Girls missing there husbands :)
Place for typical Czech lunch.
Place for typical Czech lunch.
Soup
Soup
Beer
Beer
Dont know...
Don't know...
Theo, Frans, Fred and Clement
Theo, Frans, Fred and Clement
Jan, Bennie, (I) and Willibrord
Jan, Bennie, (I) and Willibrord
2 Czech colleagues.
2 Czech colleagues.
a car in Olomouc
a car in Olomouc
a car in Olomouc
a car in Olomouc
little fountain
little fountain
Train station
Train station
On top of the station
On top of the station
Just decoration of a hotel
Just decoration of a hotel
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Christmas time
Christmas time
Another car...
Another car...
Faculty of Education of Palacký U…
Faculty of Education of Palacký …
Anitte
Anitte
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
St. Wenceslas Cathedral
St. Wenceslas Cathedral
We will visit this bar later on. T…
We will visit this bar later on. …
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
St. Wenceslas Cathedral, 100.65 me…
St. Wenceslas Cathedral, 100.65 m…
St. Wenceslas Cathedral
St. Wenceslas Cathedral
St. Wenceslas Cathedral
St. Wenceslas Cathedral
St. Wenceslas Cathedral
St. Wenceslas Cathedral
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
The Chapel of St. John Sarkander
The Chapel of St. John Sarkander
The Chapel of St. John Sarkander
The Chapel of St. John Sarkander
Streets of Olomouc
Streets of Olomouc
Square in the old town.
Square in the old town.
A Restaurant (ceasar)
A Restaurant (ceasar)
Astronomical clock
Astronomical clock
Astronomical clock
Astronomical clock
The Holy Trinity Column
The Holy Trinity Column
The Holy Trinity Column
The Holy Trinity Column
Entering Bowland
Entering Bowland
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Bowling
Peter with 2 Czech colleagues, Rad…
Peter with 2 Czech colleagues, Ra…
Having drinks at the bar after bow…
Having drinks at the bar after bo…
Having drinks at the bar after bow…
Having drinks at the bar after bo…
Group picture
Group picture
At the bar: The black stuff
At the bar: The black stuff
At the bar: The black stuff
At the bar: The black stuff
At the bar: The black stuff
At the bar: The black stuff
At the bar: The black stuff
At the bar: The black stuff
Taken the train back to Prague
Taken the train back to Prague
Disoriented?
Disoriented?
Will you merry me? :D (alcohol)
Will you merry me? :D (alcohol)
A stop
A stop
Sleeping?
Sleeping?
Tickets
Tickets
Prague again
Prague again
Olomouc
photo by: CFD