Have you ever been stuck in a traveling dilemma? So much to see and so much to do both with such little time. You want to see the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy your mornings and evenings in the comfort of your hotel room, but during the day you want to get out and explore the countryside. You may be wondering how you can get the best of both worlds. Well, you may doubt what i’m about to say, but it’s easier than you think.
During the week I am always so busy with anything that is thrown my way that I never get the chance to get out of the city. I need that countryside serenity to keep me zen as I head into another hectic week. I love getting out and exploring new parts of Czech Republic that I haven’t had the opportunity to. Now, i’m gonna challenge what I just said. As wonderful as traveling is, it is so exhausting. Whenever I turn my supposed to be recovering weekend into a traveling weekend, I am even more exhausted for the upcoming week. Because I fight with this love and exhaust of traveling, I have found the perfect balance.
Picture this. It’s Saturday morning and I am heading off to my favorite place for a nice cup of coffee and delicious breakfast, The Farm. I have made reservations for that night with some close friends and family at Pasta Fresca, the closest to authentic Italian food you can get in Prague. I’m a happy camper. My morning is starting off just the way I like it and I have my favorite meal to look forward to for dinner. So how could this day get any better? By trying something new and taking a trip to Český Krumlov. How might this possible? I’ll tell you. Flying.
In only a few hours, I will have departed from Prague, landed in Český Krumlov, explored Český Krumlov, laughed a little, smiled a lot, and cried a little as I walked the tarmac and boarded my plane leaving Český Krumlov for Prague. Sounds like a dream huh? Yes and No. Yes - Český Krumlov is something pulled out of a picture book. No - it is really doable to have your mornings and evenings in Prague and explore the countryside of Český Krumlov in one day.
Now, enough with the logistics. I have been dying to share with you my travels to Český Krumlov.
Český Krumlov is a town that needs no exaggeration of its beauty. A town so magical offers gothic, renaissance, and baroque architecture classifying it as UNESCO Heritage Site. No matter the time of year, Český Krumlov is always a great little spot to spend the afternoon. In the warmer months, enjoy the beating sun as you walk on the wild side into nature. In the colder and dreary months, catch a breath of fresh air by the welcoming hospitality of cafes, locals, and museums. As if the beauty of the squares, buildings, and castles weren’t enough, the nature sure will be.
On the trip over, you will fly over deep forests that border the meandering Vltava river. Nearing the neighboring town of Český Budejovice, you will be surrounded by views of castles dragging into the distance to where the eye cannot see, dams, rollings hills, and all things beautiful created by mother nature.
What a day to have. Whoever said that you can’t have the best of both worlds because in the Czech Republic you sure can. A morning started right with the best breakfast in Prague to get you through the day of traveling to the most fairytale town of Český Krumlov and ending the day with a glass of white and hearty pasta dish for dinner back in Prague.