We thought we were staying in Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic as a launching point for exploring Prague, a city that everyone here raves about. But when we drove around the outskirts of this fairy-tale like city, we fell in love immediately! It looks like something out of a storybook! We got settled into our hotel rooms and then went walking downtown in search of dinner. It was about a 20-minute walk from our hotel to the city center and so picturesque. The restaurant we ended up choosing served us some of the best food we had on our whole trip.
We all agreed to skip Prague altogether. I'm sure it would have been fantastic to see, but we were only staying in country for two nights, and it would have been a 2+ hour drive one way. Given our time constraints, we chose to explore Cesky Krumlov, and we are all so glad that we did. From wandering through a mirror labyrinth to seeing bears in the moat of the castle (a tradition that dates back to the 1200s), from climbing the highest tower in the city to throwing rocks in the river, we took in as much of the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of this beautiful city.