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~~~A Day Trip to the Karlštejn Castle~~~


Karlštejn Castle Czech Republic. Founded 1348:)

Karlštejn Castle Czech Republic. Founded 1348:)

What is Karlštejn Castle?

Is a famous Gothic structure Castle founded in 1348 in Czech Republic. Built by Czech King and Roman Emperor Charles IV. A place to secure the Royal treasures, especially Charles’s collection of holy relics and the coronation jewels of the Roman Empire. OLD? Yeah it’s decades and decades years old, and that’s how tourist get interested to visit the town of Karlštejn Castle.

Gothic design founded in 1348.

Gothic design founded in 1348.

How to get there from Prague?

Karlštejn Castle is in Czech Republic. 20km west of Prague, or about 40minutes train ride from the Center of Prague. From Prague you can ride the commuter train by going to the “RED LINE.” Prague is divided into 3 lines metro station. “Green Line, Yellow Line, and the Red Line” so going to Karlštejn all you have to do is ride the Red line and stop at “Hlavní nádraží” At the same station, you can purchase your ticket going to Karlštejn castle just follow the sign! Private vehicles going to the castle is not allowed, so don’t shocked when you get to Karlštejn and you heard some Taxi driver giving you a ride to the castle. If you’re not willing to walk so get a taxi, but I recommend you to just walk and have fun the view! To exit the Karlštejn station, go to right, turn to the first block then turn left, and you’ll see the bridge, straight and cross, and you’ll see the Castle. About 5minutes walk!

Follow the direction please!

Follow the direction please!

A Reflection view from the Bridge.:)

A Reflection view from the left side of the Bridge.:)

Then you'll see this view:)

Then you’ll see this view:)

Whats in Karlštejn?

Well, if you’d like Gothic and oldest castle in Europe I think this might be your meal. Aside for the castle the little town of the area is quite interesting, a good scape to get a fresh air, tons of shops, like CRYSTAL Bohemian Glasses with different design handcrafts, tons of Antiques, and Peaceful Scenery. I think the prices of the crystal glasses in Karlštejn is a good bargain than in Prague, and if you know how to BARGAIN? Thats a big plus.:)

Best season to go?

Summer is the best way to go! Everything are open from Hotels, Restaurants, shops, and more activities from weekdays to weekends. Best time is morning so you can enjoy the day and still have enough time to hop on the train back to Prague that afternoon. During Winter the best days to visit is weekends as winter is the low season of the year. The Castle is closed, Taxi driver won’t tell you that, as you know they need business! So I recon to walk, really. Most shops are CLOSED too during weekdays of winter.

Only 4 shops are open when we get there during the weekdays.

We only saw 5 shops open during our visit there. 2shops are owned by only 1 owner, were the Sales lady watching back to back to her shops, she sells Souvenirs and Bohemian Crystals. The 1 shop sells Garnet Jewelry, the other one also is Crystals shop, and the last 5shops is Antiques stuffs. Plus one restaurant that only offers beverage.

It's kind of DEAD during weekdays!

It’s kind of DEAD during weekdays!

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This Museum is CLOSED too.:)

Why I say this stuff?

Because my husband and I visited the town just recently last month to buy some neat Crystal Bohemian Glasses. It was Friday morning, Taxi driver bugging us for a ride said it’s quite far! He din’t mentioned that the Castle is closed and most of the shops are closed too! Good thing my husband and I preferred to walk as the fresh air feels good that morning. And we’re surprised walking is not a big deal, opposite to what the Taxi driver said. But I’m kind of disappointed because my real reason to be in Karlštejn is to purchase the crystal but only 5 shops are open, the rest are closed. I purchased few bohemian crystal like the Vases, and a pitcher at a very good bargain VERSUS Prague price.:)

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All Restaurants are closed except one that only offered beverage. I have no problem with it but the ambiance of the restaurant is not acceptable for me. It smells bad, the cigarets smell is overwhelming, the hot temperature inside is pushing me better to stay outside. We pushed to get in the restaurant to used the bathroom, so we have to order at least a drink. Good thing the bathroom is clean thats the only complement I can give to those restaurant. This is NOT the Photo restaurant I’m talking that has a poor ambiance OK! This is just showing you that this restaurant is closed too.

My Husband and I ordered 2 mug of Capucieno

My Husband and I ordered 2 mugs of this Cappuccino Coffee. I dont like the taste at all, so I didn’t bother to drink them after the 1 sip! Sorry about that.:)  My husband drinks all his Cappuccino, so I thought he like it. But when I asked him his response is just to respect the waiter. I said WOW your kind of nice! I didn’t drink mine so he will realize my reason of not drinking it because the taste is horrible……

Closed!

Small Police Station Closed!

What else we did?

Not much, but just keep walking romantically, stopping each window glass of the closed shop peeking what they have inside, snapping photos and just have fun.:)

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Ohh “DUM HODIN means HOUSE OF CLOCK”

Bye Castle, we're heading back to Prague now. I hope to visit you inside next time hopefully.:)

Bye Castle, we’re heading back to Prague now. I hope to visit you inside next time hopefully.:)

I wish it was loaded with snow to complete my day that time, and I'll surely take-off my coat and have picture with me lying on the white snow lol.:)

I wish it was loaded with snow to complete my day that time, and I’ll surely take-off my winter coat to have picture with me lying on the white snow lol.:)

Time to go hop on the train back to Prague:)

We didn’t stay that long in Karlštejn so we opted to hop on the train by 1pm. As we’re content and accomplished our goal in the town.

Karlštejn station.:)

Karlštejn station.:)

Karlštejn Station. This 2 folks are Americans.:)

Karlštejn Station.:)

Yeahhhp:)

Yeahhhp:)

Have a wonderful visit everyone Thanks,

Yen-Yen

SUNDAY POST: Autumn


Autumn in Prague

Autumn is my favorite seasons of the year because of the different beautiful colors, the leaves slowly and slowly falling in the ground, the crunchiness when I walk on them. It’s just feels good for me with the beautiful cool weather, not that cold but not that hot!

I Love this scenario here. The green leaf trees started to become yellow and soon pink. Ahhhh It’s romantic feeling for me, walking holding hands, while on your other hand sipping those hot good smell of Caramel latte or any hot beverage.:)

And ohhh yeah this is me the human big version squirrel in the tree.:)

This was last year of October in up- State New York. We’re in the park with a huge waterfalls then this scenario poke my eye to take this kind of captured.:)

New York:) I’dd like to frame this in the future.:)

The colors are perfectly beautiful for me:) somewhere in New England area heading to Vermont:)

This was in Vermont USA 2011 🙂

And this was my favorite photo of me in the Autumn season:) I Love the outfit, the way I sat on the bench, the way I look at the camera, the background,  and the way my husband took this picture.:) It’s just perfect photo for me.:) Thanks to my husband whose been my director since then lol hehhehe.:)
Happy Autumn guys, and I should enjoy my remaining Autumn here as soon, I’ll be in another place where Autumn is not allowed hehehehe.:) And those place will be revealed in my next blog.:)

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Happy Autumn everyone,

Yen-Yen


SUNDAY POST: Village


@ Intercourse Pennsylvania 2012

I flashed back the memory about 2years ago that my husband talking about this few Villages in Pennsylvania where few Amish family are. I haven’t knew about this Amish beliefs exist so I just keep it out as it doesn’t interest me much! Until this year were heading up to State New York from Virginia. My husband surprised me this county by adding another State to drop by. He said that I would enjoy the Villages around, doing some shopping, and it surely does make me not to believe it!

One of the source of living of the Amish people:)

Amish people understood that electricity is not part of their existence! To this picture explained that NO WASHING MACHINE in this house and NO ELECTRIC POWER LINE in this house.

Amish people dont believed in any public transportation that runs by electric.
This Buggy is their only way of reaching a place to another place! I was inside of this Buggy ride, and it feels awesome for me to experienced an interesting traditional cultures, and beliefs.:)

Buggy’s are the main public transportation of the Amish People. They dont drive a car.In United States some Amish people exist in an area or Villages where the market of agriculture are on their eye. Amish understood that living in this earth is by communicating in a simple goal of life, and following their tradition is crucial in order to continue the cultures, and to forward to their new generation. 

Amish People working hard with their lovely horses manually without the help of the the running tractor:)

*Amish people don’t believe that electricity should be part of their every day life style.

*Amish people tradition includes female should not cut their hair after the exchanged vows, as a sign of their marriage, and that’s means very sacred on their understanding.

*Amish Male is not allowed to cut their beard after exchange vows as part of their tradition.

*Amish people don’t drive a car but instead the buggy horse becomes their very productive best friend from their every day busy routine.

*Amish people don’t care the technology of the surroundings. Some people may have this different high tech of mobile phones, Computer stuffs, or such and such thing! But in the eye of each Amish man those stuffs are inadequate and powerless.

*Amish people do care each other’s brotherhood. If one of their brothers went destitute and help become prerequisite, they are always there to lend, enthusiastic to provide each hand in order to support the crisis.

*Amish people don’t care about how much treasure you have! Instead they are caution the only one relevant subject and that’s their principles in life “that the existence is not about what you have, but what you are as a human being”:)

At the end of the day I must say that life is crucial, life should be treasured, life is not about them but it’s what you believed. Because whatever you believed is what makes your life easy and for the fact that it is you who exist in any life style you wanted to be.:) The relevant is that be who you are, be a good citizen in your surroundings.:)
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I am inside riding the buggy horse to, while listening the Amish man whose actively fun telling his story about 35,000 Amish in his villages.:) only one thing I am fun to listen from him that I learned he said “I grew up with what I believed, that made me content, made me who I am and made me exist with no regret.”:)

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Have a blissful day readers,

Yen2x