Last year’s trip was all about train travel including the not-to-missed Trans Siberian trip across
|Hostel Jacob in Brno: way 'cosier' than I|
thought we'd get after receiving an email
confirmation showing a bottle of wine on a
lovely table in a large double bed room.
|The door closed with perhaps an 1/2"|
clearance between the bed. They had,
without a doubt, the smallest kitchen
we'd ever seen too in a hostel.
|Next day I asked if there were a room available |
that more closely resembled the confirmation photo
and was given this room instead with the shared
kitchen and bathroom at the same price; figured it
never hurts to ask!
Spent an hour or two seeing
|My first, and no doubt the last, goat picture this trip; aren't you relieved!|
|It was pleasant enough then to just walk around|
the grounds ofcastle so we decided not to enter it.
|I had bought the beaded necklace above at one of the |
market stalls in Krakow; ended up having to throw it
and the others away as the colors bled;what a pity.
I should have known to always stick to gold!
|Steven and I were trying to figure out if this was a|
gargoyle or not. Anyone know?
|Views of the city and Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul |
from Spilberk Castle.
The cathedral and the castle together create the characteristic skyine of the city of
|The cross reminded me of the Inuit stone carvings|
known as 'Inukshuk.' My brother Paul and his wife,
Gloria, gave us alovely one.
Old Town Hall: The legend of the bent spire in the portal is that when the stonemason didn’t get paid for his work, he purposely bent the middle spire.
|Hard to take this photo as the clock was constantly|
|Capuchin Church of Finding of the|
Holy Cross as part of the Monastery
|I think Steven's weary pose accuratelysummed up Brno for him as he wondered why we bothered to come here at all. Had some interesting sights, yes, but the city had nothing really in our minds to make it a must see stop even on a 97 day trip.|