early this month, we made a visit to Chech Republic (summer holiday). From Wateringen, it took us approximately 12hrs journey (838km). We drove cross Germany before arrived at Karlovy Vary. the initial plan was we stay in Prague, tapi sebab nak shopping kristal, so..we stayed at Karlovy Vary instead.
clean air and cool breeze early in the morning before shopping spree begins. (from the 5th floor of our hotel's room)
between the two phase of an era
Karlovy Vary also known as Carlsbad (native tongue) situated in the western Bohemia, Carlsbad is the largest spa town in Bohemia also famous with its glass and crystal manufacturing. In Carlsbad there were 12 natural warm spring. Most people believe these spring have beneficial power to threat disease of gastrointestinal system. The most important of the 12 warm spring is "vridlo", whose 73 Degree C water shoots up to the height of 12 m.
up the steps and to the left. Thats where 'vridlo' is. Pity, i never had a chance to snap any pictures.
fresh warm spring flow underneath the old town
here amongs these pillars, located 6 from 12 natural warm spring with each one of them have different temperature.
Shopping crystals and chandelier in Carslbad is a must. The price is very cheap! cheap! compare to anywhere else. Some shopper like to shops crystal and Chandelier in Poland, but I'm talking about very fine design, hand made and high quality, prominent personalities of Chech glass art.
Apart from its crystal and spa, Carlsbad is also well known for its porcelain manufacture, its Becher liqueur, its wafer, Mattoni mineral water and the local film festival. In fact International Film Festival presents annually here in Carlsbad.
penat shopping, boleh ronda-ronda ngan keta kuda (euro40/hr)
the 'black tower', one of the old monument here in Karlovy Vary
kambang si dayang ani, sambil bejalan sambil belagu.
P.S. sapa nak kirim kristal n chandelier?