I crossed the border at the Czech-Saxon-Bavarian border tripoint, heading to nearby Aš. So, with a small detour, I linked the most eastern and western towns of the inter-war Czechoslovakia, Jasina and Aš.
And on my way back to Prague I verified that in Czech we have something for every taste – for example:
- mountain pastures in the remote border area,
- a bit excluded locality of Aš, where time slowly peels colours off the signs of night clubs and pawnshops that flourished during the just-post-communism era,
- medieval castle in Ostroh, beautifully repaired from a ruin thanks to stubborn volunteers from late eighties,
- pensioners’ spa atmosphere in Františkovy Lázně,
- in contrast to the luxurious spa for noveau riche Russians in Carlsbad,
- cycling trail in shadow of trees around Ohře river, which is despite the drought full of people riding it down in canoes, with the historical Loket town and castle rising above the river,
- or a rural highland surrounding the Hradiště military area, aside from all rush, with Perseids falling in the sky overhead.
And finally back to Prague. It was nice indeed to see a few different places around Europe. And while I am looking forward to see everyone at home and the comfort of own bed, I also feel melancholic that the holiday time run out so quickly and the route does not go on.