Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

The town of Cesky Krumlov is one of the sweetest towns I have ever experienced.

You can literally walk the whole town in under 10 minutes. My classmates and I hopped on a bus to the outskirts of the Czech Republic where the town is located. While I had done my research on the Internet, I had no idea what to expect. The town was visually beautiful, but turned out to be so much more. I fell in love with the quiet morning streets and calming river that ran through the town.

On the way to Cesky, we stopped at an abandoned castle that is now open for tourists. The castle was magical, with a Chronicles of Narnia like vibe, but the view was even better. I sat in my red romper that I bought in Prague for $10 and gazed at the view for what seemed like hours. I ate a Czech chocolate bar and truly felt so content in that moment. It occurred to me that I often take the beauty of the world for granted and moments like the one I had at the castle, reminded me just how beautiful the world God gave us is.

Our first day in Cesky called for our cutest small town outfits and a total girls’ day.

We ate a yummy breakfast in our really Pintrest-y, cute hotel and made our way to the castle gardens that were infamous in Cesky Krumlov. We were not disappointed. Perfect bushes lined up likes mazes and roses were scattered everywhere. We went out one of the back doors of the garden and found ourselves in what felt like a field of dreams. It reminded me of the Sound of Music! We took so many pictures and danced in the field.

The next day consisted of a beautiful hike up into the mountains of the Czech Republic. The trees were huge and reminded me of the ones found in Colorado. The hike was so refreshing, and it felt so good to be outdoors.

Of course, we saved the best for last, a spa day.

One of my favorite things about Czech is the currency. Seriously, everything is so much cheaper than in America and I really took full advantage. I got a full message and mud bath for only $60, simply amazing. The massage was in a room that was next to the river and was so calming and relaxing. I had never taken a mud bath before and thought it was so funny that I decided it would be a good idea to sit in mud! Ha!

Needless to say, Cesky Krumlov happened at just the right time. I needed a bit of fresh air and break from the big city of Prague. Not to mention the relaxation of a $60 spa, plus a good ole mud bath!! I will never get over that! Thank you Cesky, for your slow vibes and calming atmosphere.