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Two days in the Bohemian Paradise

We love traveling through the Czech Republic. Whenever we travel for a weekend or for a holiday we choose some areas where we can do something interesting and learn something new. Our children are already the teenagers so they also welcome some interesting activities during a holiday spent with their parents –swimming and sunbathing they have at home.

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Several times a year we travel for a weekend to some places of the Czech Republic to see some places and to compare them – to decide where to spend our holiday that we usually take for eight up to ten days.

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We had heard a lot about the area called the Bohemian Paradise. So we tried to find out some information about it to decide if to go there or not.

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This area is located in the Region of Hradec Králové, the nearest towns are Jičín, Turnov and Mnichovo Hradiště. It is a protected area. This piece of land is popular thanks to a beautiful and varied countryside, cultural sights and natural beauty.

There are many places which should be seen and many activities which should be tried. People can go for a walk and admire many natural beauties; they can drive to many castles, chateaus, ruins, museums, and other sights. A pottery workshop, horse riding, farming and other interesting activities are offered to the visitors.

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These facts decided we would spend a weekend there. Now I have to say it was a good decision. The Bohemian Paradise is a very nice place. Even a Czech fairy-tale figure Rumcajs comes from this area – from the town of Jičín.

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We found an accommodation an old house in a village. It was a modern accommodation with a wi-fi connection. The first day of our weekend stay we went to the Hrubé Rocks and visited also the Hrubá Skála Rock Town. It is not a town with people living there, but a rock town with many rocks which have been shaped by wind, water, frost, erosion, and people into unique and curious shapes. In these rock towns, there are a lot of vantage points. Most of them are available for normal tourists. Walking there was absolutely amazing – even for our teenagers.

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The beautiful view of Czech Paradise.

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Hruba Skala Castle. The castle is now also a hotel

Later on we went to the Hrubá Skála Castle that is situated directly above the Hrubá Skála rock town. Originally it was a Gothic castle founded in the fourteenth century. Later it was rebuilt as a Renaissance chateau. There are some preserved cellars, a chiselled well, remnants of stairs in rock up to the present days. A beautiful English garden is there in its surrounding.

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We had reserved a pottery workshop before we went for this weekend. It was a good idea – we saw, tried and learned a lot. We visited a pottery workshop in Mladostov. It is specialized in the manufacture of stoneware. In addition to blue engobe painting on white fragments. We also could see other decorating techniques – stamp imprinting, green glaze and traditional brown stains.

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We enjoyed our weekend in the Bohemian Paradise a lot and decided to go there for a ten days holiday. I am sure it will be amazing.

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