Czech Republic is a country with countless breathtaking sights and scenery, but if you ask me, the one place in Czech that really sticks out in my mind is the small town of Cesky Krumlov. Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO world heritage site that is located around 2-3 hours from Prague by bus (highly recommend Student Agency for booking bus travels around Czech Republic – it’s super comfortable and affordable). I took a day trip to this town while I was staying in the nearby Ceske Budejovice. I wasn’t dressed nicely at all for this excursion since the weather was really not in our favour. I wore my basic tee and jeans with a windbreaker that I snagged for a super good deal in Poland. Really glad I bought this jacket because the rain got really intense during this day!
When Ada and I arrived in Cesky Krumlov, we were welcomed with a torrential downpour. So, we darted our way to the Cesky Krumlov castle, the main indoor attraction in town. We climbed up the castle tower to get a view of the town from above. My jaw literally dropped when I saw this panoramic view, because Cesky Krumlov looks exactly like the backdrop of a fairy tale.
Cluttered red rooves scattered across this city.
By lunch hour, the clouds went away and the sun came in. I felt that the sun transformed Cesky Krumlov into a different place, since the look of the town changes completely under different weather conditions.
My travel partner Ada is vegetarian, and a fun part about travelling with her is that I get more exposure to the vegetarian food scene of each place. In Cesky Krumlov, Ada fell in love with her meal at U Dwau Maryl, a medieval Bohemian restaurant that was recommended on Trip Advisor. She loved it so much that she claims this was the best meal she had in all of Europe! We enjoyed this ethnic meal with mulled wine while watching another torrential downpour come down.
As we wrapped up our day and started heading back to the bus stop, the sun came out to say goodbye right at golden hour. At this moment, I captured some of the most beautiful photos that I’ve ever taken in my life.
Jacket – C&A | Tee – Old Navy | Jeans – Old Navy | Shoes – New Balance