Thursday, August 24, 2006

Prague-Kolín-Havlíčkův Brod

Trip dist: 118 kms. Trip time: 8 hrs, 3 min. Tot dist: 5,401 kms.

This was a very tiring, boring ride, with a net elevation gain and with lots of hills. The countryside in some parts was a bit reminsicent of Italy, with poplar trees lining the landscape at some points, which was the only nice, nostalgic thing about it. At the gas stations one still gets "service with a snarl": one woman even shouted at me when I asked her to repeat things since I only know 3 words in Czech (always, when travelling to a foreign-language speaking country learn first to say: "Please", "Thank you", and "Hello!". You'd be amazed at how much you can get by with simply that, usually! :)).

But one must've led a very unhappy life, if it makes you this cranky at nothing.


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