Czech Republic: Cesky Krumlov

And the last post from the Czech Republic – Cesky Krumlov. An absolute jewel of the country, second only to perhaps Prague! The small town dating back to the 13th century is located in a double horseshoe bend of the Vltava River and is dominated by a huge castle (second largest in the country). The castle and many buildings in town are adorned with exquisite frescos and you don’t know what to gaze at at times – the painted walls or the panoramic views over the river. There is one drawback though – the number of tourists – the town is so crowded (especially with Asian bus loads) that at times it’s even hard to walk through the forest of selfie sticks. The local businesses have also converted to serving the tourists hordes – there’s sushi and Chinese restaurants, Channel and Levi’s stores, and souvenir trinket overload.