As a traveler, I look forward to exploring small towns more than big cities because they are less commercialized and have more culture. After visiting Prague I headed to České Budějovice, a very small town where everything is easily within walking distance. It felt nice to be in a quiet and slow-placed town after spending a week in a bustling city.
České Budějovice’s town square is only a tiny fraction the size of Prague’s, but I wouldn’t say that it’s any less beautiful. The buildings in this town are so well-preserved that I can hardly believe they’re historical. The pastel-coloured houses looked so stunning during golden hour; my photos just don’t do them justice.
The main reason that tourists cut through České Budějovice is to visit the Budweiser factory that’s slightly outside of the town. Yes, this is where all European Budweiser is brewed and packaged!
The only way to visit the inside of the factory is with a guided tour. When I arrived to the factory, I was told that all English tours had been sold out for the day and I’d have to try again the next day. Because I was pressed for time and couldn’t come back again, I was really disappointed to learn about this. But just as I was about to leave, a group of British senior travellers noticed my situation and invited me to join them on their private group tour! I felt so blessed that I was lucky enough to run into them just in the nick of time. I’m always super grateful when I encounter kindness from strangers in a foreign country Thank you again!
The best part of the tour was being able to try some freshly brewed Budweiser beer (before it gets sealed into a can/bottle).
The pipeline of work for packaging Budweiser beer – what a vision!
All packed and ready to go!
Polo : Topman | Shorts : Banana Republic | Shoes : Zara | Sunglasses : Opening Ceremony (c/o) | Watch : Timex