Vikki: Today we headed about an hour out of Prague to the medieval village of Kutna Hora, famous for its silver mines and many churches. The cobbled streets are amazing with lots of different shaped and sized cobbles, some in very intricate patterns. It was a fairly relaxing day for us, just wandering around, popping into the odd shop and generally having a gander. It's been raining on and off for the past couple of days and its pretty cool, down to about 18 degrees today (100% drop) so we're well rugged up in longs and jackets for the first time in over a month. The Sedlec Ossuray (Church of Bones) was really interesting, sort of macabre but in a fascinating way. Amazing how one man had the imagination to come up with these creations. We leave the Czech Republic tomorrow and head for Germany, home of the Autobahn and lots of fast cars. No doubt Harley & Raj will be in their element again spotting all the different types of cars. The cars here (including heaps of Skoda's) haven't really been up to their expectations!
Raj: I really enjoyed my MEGA doner kebab today and was interested to learn Turkish food is actually a popular/ traditional Czech cuisine. Given food and drink go hand in hand, I'm looking forward to visiting the Pilsner Urquell Brewery and the town of Plzen (home of beer) on our way to Germany tomorrow.
Harley: My favourite part of today was visiting the Sedlec Ossuary, which is a bone church. An ossuary is a place where you store bones. The church held lots of bones over 700 years old! The whole church has between 40,000-70,000 peoples bones in it. My favourite bone design was the chandelier which contained at least 1 of every bone in the human body! There are 206 bones in a fully grown adult body. I think the Sedlec Ossuary church is awesome and unique.
Anouk: Yesterday we had a blobbing day and all we did was swim in the pool in cold weather, played games and went to the supermarket.
Today we drove to a medieval village where we wandered around for a while followed by visiting a church decorated with people's bones.
Once we found a parking spot at the medieval village we wandered around. Here in Czech Republic they mine for silver so we went and looked at a few shops which sold things made from silver. We did not go a tour of the silver mine which is like a museum that tells you about the story of mining as the tour was not in English. We still had a lot of time left before our parking ticket expired so dad went and got a mega Kebab. It was stuffed and stuffed with pork and chicken and it tasted delicious.
Later, when we got to the church with bones we nearly walked into the wrong church. When we got inside the right church it was small and we saw a whole lot of patterns and designs made out of peoples bones which looked awesome. My favourite bone structure was the chandelier because it had lots of bones, some of which held candles. I tried taking a picture but it was too blurry and it just looked like a bunch of blurry bones. Outside the church were lots of graves with lots of flowers on top which made the graves look very pretty. We chose and posted some great pictures of the bone church and medieval village in our Prague photo album so make sure you have a look.