Yet another week (almost) without computers at the Bohemian Forest...
I like Bohemian Forest (we call it Šumava in Czech). It is now almost
tradition that my family spends one week at Šumava every year.
This year, it was even more interesting - we switched our hotel,
because we were not satisfied with the quality of services in the
first one. Thus we end up in 4 stars hotel in the city Vimperk and you
can imagine how they like people who are at Šumava for tourism, but on
the other hand expect their WiFi network to work like a charm and who
like good meal ;-)
We did a lot of walks around there (with my small son sitting on my
back in the backpack) - Kubova Huť, Stožec and the chaple there,
Knížecí Pláně (the pic here is from there) and of course Borová
Lada/Černá Lada, where my parents-in-law are on their vacation.
We also went to Germany, to
visit Grosser Arber
(my son likes
cable railways and my father-in-law knows a lot (a lot!) about radar
technologies... ;-) and the lake close to it and cities around
The nature there was hit
storm in January this year, so it was impressive to see what wind can
do. Especially on the Czech side (where we walked more). A lot of
tourist ways are closed or restricted there, so we have seen Šumava
from different perspective than usually. Sad views...
I almost forgot to add some notes about my favourite topic: meal ;-)
The first hotel in Kubova Huť had impressive kitchen (which was in
strong contrast with very bad quality of their rooms, services and
swimming-pool). The hotel in Vimperk had terrible kitchen... The other
interesting meal was a local specialty at Knížecí Pláně
) - rum praline inside proofed dough packed inside eschar from
corn. Five small pieces covered with the sauce from bilberries,
blackberries, raspberries and strawberries (thanks goes to my
dictionary for all these words :-).
And of course we again started our vacation with excellent lunch at
hotel Albatros, Prachatice, CZ.