Teplice - A Spa Town in the Czech Republic
Teplice, Czech Republic
Hey everyone did you know that there are 37 spa towns in the Czech Republic! Today I visited the spa town of Teplice. Teplice is the oldest spa town. Teplice is located on the foothills of the picturesque Krusne Hory Mountains.
Teplice is 100km from Prague so I took a train from Prague to Teplice. The train was not as nice as I expected, but the scenery out the train window was phenomenal! On the train I ate a complimentary bag of Fruit Loops. I think this was for American travelers.
I went to the Teplice Museum which is in an old castle and has the remains of the Czech Queen Judith who was the second wife of the Czech King Vladislav II. This museum had baroque and gothic art which I really didn't like too much. I spent 5 Euro at the museum.
I went shopping at the Olympic Shopping Center and I purchased a garnet necklace for my mom and granny. Garnets are the national gemstone of the Czech Republic. I also bought a crystal goblet for my dad. The Czech Republic has world reknowned crystal. All together this cost 10 Euros. I hope these things I bought were real and not fake.
I decided to go to Teplice because of all the traveling I have done and my legs and feet were sore. I went to the outdoor spa and soaked in the hot stream for 1 hour. Then I got a massage at the spa. This cost 30 Euros.
After the massage, I got hungry so I went to the restaurant called Piccolo. (I skipped lunch because I did not have enough money). At dinner, I ate pork and dumplings called knedliky with a delectible garnish of cucumber, cabbage, tomatoes, lettuce and pickles called oblaha. I drank sparkling mineral water called Mattoni. Mattoni is the Czech version of San Pellegrino which I hope to have in Italy when I get there. Dinner at Piccolo cost 10 Euros.
After, I rushed back to the train station to take a train back to Prague. I really want to explore Prague a little before I go to Norway. I got to Prague at 1:00 a.m. and I stayed at the Hotel Loreta right at the Prague Castle for 30 Euros. This hotel dates back to the 14th century.
I am tired and I will keep you posted.