Category Archives: Globe Cruiser Road Trip #1: The Czech Republic & Poland

Our First Trip with A camper van

Day 4: Exploring The Fairy Tale Forest Of Valtice And Lednice, Czech Republic


Januv Hrad, UNESCO Heritage, Lednice, Valtice, Czech Republic
Januv Hrad, UNESCO Heritage, Lednice, Valtice, Czech Republic
Easy Cruising The Czech Republic
Easy Cruising The Czech Republic

On the fourth day of our Czech Republic road trip on 9.9.2009, we left the camping Merkur near Mikulow and cruised to the near-by towns of Valtice and Lednice. We had no idea what to expect there, as all we knew about the place, was it has 3 stars on our road map. Three is the maximum on that map.

Zamek Valtice, Czech Republic
Zamek Valtice, Czech Republic

And when we got there we were almost shocked from all the beauty of that place. We first arrived at Lednice, where there is a castle, called Zamek Lednice. We’ve discovered that this whole area of Valitce and Lednice in The Czech Republic is under UNESCO historical heritage protection. And it’s just amazing sights . . .

UNESCO Heritage Of Czech Republic, Valtice, Lednice
UNESCO Heritage Of Czech Republic, Valtice, Lednice
The Chatedral InThe Cathedral Interior - Amazing Stone Top
The Cathedral Interior – Amazing Stone Top
The Royal Park Behind The Castle
The Royal Park Behind The Castle
A Bike Ride Trough The Forest Of Shrines
A Bike Ride Trough The Forest Of Shrines

On our exploration of the amazement of Valtice we’ve discovered that the King of Valitce was totally obsessed with monuments, shrines and statues. And under his rulership he had round 15 shrines built in the forests and grass-fields around the area. Wow!

They are like 3 – 5 kilometers apart in the forest. There is a nicely marked bike paths connecting them. We took the bikes of the Globe Cruiser and searched them up.

UNESCO Heritage Of Czech Republic, Valtice, Lednice
UNESCO Heritage Of Czech Republic, Valtice, Lednice
A Shrine To Goddess Diana - The Hunting Goddess, Valtice CZ
A Shrine To Goddess Diana – The Hunting Goddess, Valtice CZ
A forest Shrine, UNESCO Heritage, Czech Republic, Valitece, Lednice
A forest Shrine, UNESCO Heritage, Czech Republic, Valitece, Lednice

It’s truly a magical forest. With more and more breathtaking sights on every turn. Just speechless.

Hug The Trees People
Hug The Trees People

We’ve met some people at the last monument, who told us we should check out one castle, called Januv Hrad (eng: John’s Castle) not far away. They were just there and they really seem amazed by this place.

So we decided to go to this place,check it out and than make dinner in the forest. After a short walk, we’ve arrived to Januv Hrad in the time the day was approaching the end . . . the orange purple lighted beautiful ruin of a castle. It was just too much of beauty!

Januv Hrad, UNESCO Heritage, Lednice, Valtice, Czech Republic
Januv Hrad, UNESCO Heritage, Lednice, Valtice, Czech Republic
Another End Of Another Great-full Day
Another End Of Another Great-full Day
Good Night Globe Cruiser
Good Night Globe Cruiser

We were hanging out in this place for some time, than head back to the van before the light was completely gone.

We are moving to the center of the Czech Republic tomorrow, so we soon found a peaceful, lighted parking lot, to spend the night, of beautiful dreams from all the overdose of true beauty of Valtice and Lednice in the Czech Republic.

Photos of Valtice and Lednice, Czech Republic

Day 3: The Magical Medieval City Of Mikulow, Czech Republic


On a dreamy, sunny, warm day in September 2009 . . .
We’ve visited t he Magical Medieval City Of Mikulow, Czech Republic

Was just a perfect day . . .

Mystical Jewish City Of Mikulow, Czech Republic
Mystical Jewish City Of Mikulow, Czech Republic
Destination Mikulow, Czech Republic
Destination Mikulow, Czech Republic
The City Hall Of Mikulow, Czech Republic
The City Hall Of Mikulow, Czech Republic
The Royal Entrance, Mikulow, Czech Republic
The Royal Entrance, Mikulow, Czech Republic
Mikulow, Royal Park
Mikulow, Royal Park
Undreground Passage, Mikulow, Czech Republic
Undreground Passage, Mikulow, Czech Republic
Baburački - Traditional Cooked And Baked Potatos With Chiken Meat
Baburački – Traditional Cooked And Baked Potatos With Chiken Meat
Enjoying The Czech Style, Mikulow, Czech Republic
Enjoying The Czech Style, Mikulow, Czech Republic
Jewish Sinagog, Mikulow Czech Republic
Jewish Sinagog, Mikulow Czech Republic
The Old City Entrance, Mikulow, Czech Republic
The Old City Entrance, Mikulow, Czech Republic
The Old City Center Of Mikulow, Czech Republic
The Old City Center Of Mikulow, Czech Republic
A Climb To The Holy Hill (Sv. Kopček), MIkulow, Czech Republic
A Climb To The Holy Hill (Sv. Kopček), MIkulow, Czech Republic
The Cathedral With The Holy Hill (Sv. Kopček) In The Background
The Cathedral With The Holy Hill (Sv. Kopček) In The Background
At The Top Of Sv. Kopček, Mikulow, Czech Republic
At The Top Of Sv. Kopček, Mikulow, Czech Republic
Chillax On The Top view
Chillax On The Top View
Mystical Jewish City Of Mikulow, Czech Republic
Mystical Jewish City Of Mikulow, Czech Republic
A Really Old, Jewish Forest Graveyard, Mikulow, Czech Republic
A Really Old, Jewish Forest Graveyard, Mikulow, Czech Republic
Sunset At Medieval Graveyard, Mikulow, Czech Republic
Sunset At Medieval Graveyard, Mikulow, Czech Republic
Dreamy Road Back To The Camp
Dreamy Road Back To The Camp

Where is Mikulow, Czech Republic?

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Day 2: Global Relaxation @ Czech Republic


The Three Happy Travelers
The Three Happy Travelers

The next morning, we woke up really late. We were all tired from the whole day drive yesterday and I was exhausted, as for the last month I was working on this Van, to be finished in time.

Globe Cruiser Has Landed
Globe Cruiser Has Landed

So this day we took it easy. We’ve had breakfast, coffee, smoked something strong and just enjoyed the beautiful nature of the South of Czech Republic.

Before we started to cook lunch we decided to put up an additional side-tent for the van. It took us some time, but we managed at the end.

After eating a really tasty grill lunch, my sister Ana made for all of us and and afternoon nap, we went to freshen up in the lakes near by.This was, I think the first and the last time we’ve put up this tent on this trip. We were changing places every few days, so it would be just a senseless waste of time.

Taking A Swim
Taking A Swim

The water was not the warmest, but in any case it is always a really pleasant, uniting feeling when being surrounded by it, trough the whole of your body. Sensational, every time.

Soon the sunny day of September started to paint orange, pink and purple shapes on the clouds on the sky, form the sun getting closer and closer to the point of nightfall.

Sky & Water Mirror
Sky & Water Mirror

Was an amazing day. We’ve got our exploring energy up and by the time we went to sleep, our curious selves were growing stronger and stronger, thinking about, what adventures sights await us in the the historic Jewish city of Mikulow . . .

Into The Distance
Into The Distance
The Mystic Lights Of The Ending Day
The Mystic Lights Of The Ending Day
Time To Say Goodbye
Time To Say Goodbye

 

Destination Location:

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Day 1: On To The 4500 Km Long Journey


Globe Cruiser 1.0 Ready To Road
Globe Cruiser 1.0 Ready To Road
Over The Mountain Road of Ljubelj To Austria
Over The Mountain Road of Ljubelj To Austria

The Globe cruiser van was finished officially on one Saturday in the beginning of September 2009. And already the next day on Sunday, after some final finishing touches, me, my sister Ana and a friend Tina, were already on the road to the Globe Cruiser first Adventure of Czech Republic and Poland.

The Austiran Highway
The Austiran Highway

Our first destination was Mikulow area in the south-east part of the Czech Republic. Our first challange was just around the corner on our way to Austria, the country we had to drive trough to get to the Czech lands.

Mountain Castles Of Austria
Mountain Castles Of Austria

We decided to drive over a mountain pass Ljubelj instead of taking the tunnel trough the Karavanke mountains. That was quite a challanging idea, as on our way up, we had to stop about 5 times, to cool down the engine. With a 20 years old cooling system it takes some time:) And on the way down, the new breaking pads I’ve instaled during the renovation got so heated up, that the breaks stopped working.

Fun Adventure Ahead
Fun Adventure Ahead

Was quite amazing news on the first 50 km of the 4500 km long journey. But as the breaks cooled down and we came to flat-lands and on the highway, we on the roll again. And everything went smoothly from than on.

We’ve had a fun drive trough Austria, talking about all the plans and places we want to see with a wonderful scenic sights of the places we were passing by.

The Open Road
The Open Road
Evening Arrival In The Camp Of Mikulow
Evening Arrival In The Camp Of Mikulow

We’ve arrived to our destination of Milkulov at the time of the sunset. It was an amazing drive and adventure to build this van and take it to it’s first travel destination. And the welcoming picture of the camp, was just a lovely reward. The next day will be just resting and enjoying.

And the breathtaking glowing sign in the sky, kind of set the bless light for the whole adventure to come . . .

Amazing Clouds Of Lights
Amazing Clouds Of Lights

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