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  • Day28

    The Eagle Has Landed!

    July 20, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    Well it took 29 hours but the tour party has finally arrived in Olomouc and checked into the Clarion Congress Hotel!

    We have decided not to walk into town after all, as our18.30 arrival hasn't left us much turnaround time before dinner, so the important things took priority, you know things like getting luggage to rooms, freshening up and unpacking in the case of the staff...

    ...In the case of nearly EVERY student on the trip it was "let's immediately find the Wi-Fi code because OMG it's been over 10 hours since I had a signal and I can't cope LOL and what am I gonna do about my 'Snapchat Streak' with my BFF back in Northampton ROFL!!!!😆😆😆😆"

    On the topic of rooms I have to admit to feeling a little bit guilty: all of the staff are actually in single rooms for this hotel which is lovely but whereas my colleagues opened their doors to their room and en-suite; on opening mine I stepped into the lobby, proceeded into the lounge and leisurely strolled back round to my bedroom and en-suite! In many ways it's more problematic as with SO much space and room it might be easier to lose things, so reluctantly I suppose I can take one for the team this time round!?!

    Dinner is in 5 minutes in the hotel restaurant and then I imagine the exhaustion will kick in; first concert day tomorrow, Kromeriz here we come!!!
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  • Day29

    Good Morning from Olomouc!

    July 21, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    Well we're all up, if not quite button bright and wide awake in every case!

    Feedback on beds and pillows seems to be very positive (who would have thought that teenagers would be so particular with their sleeping requirements?!) and on the whole everyone seems to have had a good night's sleep, and certainly happy to have been able to sleep lying down!

    We checked to make sure that we saw everyone at breakfast, so if you don't see your little cherub on the accompanying shots please rest assured that they made it down. Breakfast itself was fantastic. Loads of choice whether hot or cold: yoghurts, cereals, bread, pastries, bacon, eggs, sausages, sweetcorn & brussel sprouts (I kid you not!), cheese, cold meats...there really was something for everyone.

    Rehearsals now until 11.00 (must post photos of the rehearsal space!) and we'll get going to Kromeriz hopefully around 11.45.
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  • Day31


    July 23, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    We've talked a little about the food on our tour, which has actually been very good. The meals in Kromeriz and Luhacovice were both lovely (and crucially not identical!) and the buffet from the Clarion Congress Hotel was also extremely nice.

    The breakfast buffet is really good too so we have a task for you. You will need to download "Left Bank Two" by Wayne Hill and have that track playing as the accompaniment as you browse the attached photo gallery, you must get the music going BEFORE viewing the photos or else the whole effect and ambience will be lost!

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  • Day32

    We appear to have started something?!

    July 24, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    Good morning class!
    Now if you've organised your equipment like we asked then you should already have your copies of 'Left Bank Two' by Wayne Hill to play as accompaniment music, so you can turn to the beginning of your recording to view this morning's gallery! If you don't have your copy with you then you'll have to borrow from a friend, or quickly get a copy organised, and we will have written your name on the board...any further transgressions and we're afraid it will be a lunchtime detention!

    As the title suggests, we seem to have started something off with our take on the BBC's Ten Pieces and our own little "Gallery of "Breakfasts" so we're coming up with ideas for additional galleries...enjoy!!!!
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  • Day55

    Ghost town?

    October 28, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅

    Started on an early walk this morning after having breakfast with Raik. He has invited me to visit him in Kiel Germany later in my travels. Said I could couch surf at his place. Lives in northern Germany close to the border of Denmark. Will see where I am. It was so quiet in town today and nothing was open. I found out later that it was Independence Day and it would have been great if they told me at checkin yesterday. This city is known for being the seat if the archdiocese -over 1100 priests, deacons, cardinals in this city and five churches within a half km of each other. Well looks like I can't get into a lot of trouble here! So I did the church your- up to the belfry and down into the praying cave of another. It was nice to see. Tomorrow I'm booking myself in for a pedicure and getting new insoles. They did have fireworks tonight. Getting cold next week and the time changes tomorrow night.Read more

  • Day56

    Last night in Olomouc

    October 29, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅

    Times up here and I head out tomorrow. Heading back to Bratislava for the Aunts birthday(it's a surprise so I hope i don't give her a coronary. Am spending 4 days in the city in a hostel so I can do my own thing. I am going to head to Vienna for a day trip on my second day and take the hop on hop off bus around the city. I've been to Vienna several times so I won't hit the same spots as last time. Found the city park today along with the botanical gardens which are still lovely at this time if the year. I can just imagine how beautiful they are in the summer. Only a two hour train ride tomorrow and the time change.Read more

  • Day71

    Day 67&68

    August 7, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅

    Day 67

    Didn't do much today had a late night from the pub crawl so we just chilled out

    Day 68

    Bus trip from Prague to Olomouc. Here with two other girls do we cooked pasta and salad for dinner which was great then we played card games which was great

  • Day54

    Olomouc, Czech Rep

    October 27, 2016 in Czech Republic ⋅

    After a crappy sleep I made my way out of Prague by 8:30. Columbian guy came in drunk reeking and sat on the floor for an hour and then he made his way to his top bunk and then snored all night. Spanish girl above me crawled in late and then put her sopping wet jacket on the cabinet next to her I get up this morning with a wet bed and my rubber boots are soaked inside( just bought new insoles), ntl I was choked. Made it to Olomouc, which is in the Moravian wine region and very mountainous. The hostel was easy to find and the staff said I had the room to myself for two nights. Yippee I can sleep. Will be here until the 30th exploring and then will head towards Vienna, Austria. There is an astronomical clock here as well as Prague that was built on the 15th century so I will check that out tomorrow. I took a photo of the one in Prague on my way out this morning. Good grocery store around the corner. Bought two bottles of wine, breakfast and dinner stuff for $13. A Moravian cab franc 2009 and Bulgarian cab sav merlot 2010-price of both wines $6. So cheap. The franc is scrumptious.Read more

  • Day254

    Day 255: South to Czechia

    October 27, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅

    Time to leave Poland! We've quite enjoyed our time here, everyone has been really friendly and it's been surprisingly easy to travel as most people can speak at least a little English. Just the road signs that pose problems! We didn't have to check out until 11am and we actually didn't have that much to do today, so we didn't hurry out or anything.

    Our host met us at 11am and collected the keys, then we hit the road. By the time we'd exited the garage, shuffled through the city traffic and re-routed slightly away from a big freeway delay up ahead it was nearly midday. Stopped again to pick up a resupply of dog food, then stopped another time for petrol. Figured that we might as well have lunch too since McDonalds was right there, so we did! Managed to spend the last of our zloty which will be no use once we cross the border.

    It was quite a long drive - about 2 hours on the freeway south-east back across Poland, then southwards on another freeway into Czechia heading towards Brno. You might notice I keep referring to it as Czechia - that's the correct name for the country, it was changed from Czech Republic in 2012. Somehow it's just completely failed to catch on.

    Arrived in Olomouc around 3:30pm, still with a couple of hours before check-in time. So we did our obligatory UNESCO site, probably the smallest one we will ever visit. It's a column in a square. A monumental column, sure, about 35 metres high and covered in baroque sculpture, but a column nonetheless. Did our filming and had a look around the nice old town before heading to our apartment.

    Quite small and compact but enough for what we need. Only drawback is that it's on the top floor, with no lift. 9 flights of stairs, 9 steps each. Quite a few! Headed out for dinner in the evening to a popular brewpub where we had great food - I had a cordon bleu type thing while Shandos had an enormous boar knuckle. Two good meals, a large beer, a wine and an entree set us back the equivalent of about 22 euros - food is definitely cheap here.

    Hurried home as it had started raining and I don't have an umbrella. Shandos arrived nice and dry after our 10 minute walk; me, less so.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Olomouc, Olmütz, أولوموتس, Olomouts, Горад Оламаўц, Оломоуц, Όλομουτς, اولوموتس, אולומואוץ, ओलोमौक, Wołomuc, OLO, オロモウツ, ოლომოუცი, 올로모우츠, Olomucium, Olomoucas, Olomouca, Ołomuniec, اولوموڅ, Olmic, Оломоутс, ออลอโมตซ์, اولوموک, 奧洛穆克

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