BoomerCafé co-founder and publisher David Henderson has travel in his blood. And writing. And photography! In combination, it makes for a worthy piece of guidance about where you can go if, like David, you have the opportunity to strike out and see the world. As David describes it, it’s a magical world to see.
We boomers are supposed to travel, right? Well, my wife and I love to, and when we can work it into our jobs, we do. And that’s how we got to a wonderful place called Český Krumlov. It is like a gothic village with a castle out of a Disney fairytale. But it is real, and it is ancient. We spent just a few hours walking through the village late on a cold winter’s evening, after a conference nearby. But even then, bundled against the frost and weary from the work, there was a sort of magic about Krumlov.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Český Krumlov is famous for its Old Town, with 300 protected medieval buildings, and its castle complex that dates back almost a thousand years, to the mid-1200s. Surrounded by rolling hills and the Vltava (or Moldau, in German) River, Krumlov’s cobblestone streets wind past centuries-old houses, inns, shops, and cafés. This scenic village is in the southwest part of the Czech Republic, about two hours south of Prague and not far from Vienna, Austria.
You will find me returning to Krumlov one day… hopefully a warmer day. It is one of those rare medieval gems that reflects Old Europe, too much of which has disappeared. Ideally, Krumlov never will.
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