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Cesky Krumlov: Hello, Beardy

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

rustle rustle……. silence


“Did you hear that?” whispered Bec across the pillow, through the darkness.

rustle…..rustle rustle…….silence

“Yeah. Is that…….is that a mouse?” I asked, hoping like hell it wasn´t.

“Yeah, I think so.”

“Should I turn the light on?”

“Yeah, better.”

It was the middle of the night, our last night in Cesky Krumlov. To escape the mouse upstairs, the one that chewed up my headphones, and to get some much needed privacy we had moved downstairs into a double room. But it seemed it wasn´t as private as we´d hoped; it was sounding as though the mouse had moved with us. I leant over and switched on the light, rubbing my eyes in the sudden brightness. We both looked in the direction of the noise. It had been coming from Bec´s side of the bed, where our bags laid against the wall. Bec slapped the cupboard that sat next to our bags, hoping to scare it out. Nothing. She then lashed out at her own bag, giving it a mighty wallop near the base. As she did so, a little grey blob went flying across the room. Bec gave a shreik, and I jumped back, startled. Being blind as a bat and without my glasses, at first I thought it was, well, a bat.

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Cesky Krumlov: Minutiae

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

I wake around 10am feeling lousy; a combination of the head cold that has taken hold of me the previous afternoon, and the beers I drank in spite of it. To sooth my head I reach for my headphones; some chilled out music for an hour will do me good. I pull the cord out of my bag, but it is broken; halfway along the cord has been split, it looks as though it has been severed. How the hell did that happen? Oh well, I go and stand under the hot water of the shower, letting the life run over me, holding my hand on the button continuously to keep the water coming. I leave the bathroom feeling marginally better, but must pick myself up, as today is Sam’s birthday. He’s the reason Bec and I have returned to Cesky Krumlov.

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Photos: Cesky Krumlov, Part 2

Friday, December 9th, 2005
Time for some more photos from Cesky Krumlov, including some from Czech Idol. Ok, settle down there, you don´t get to see the movies we took, just the photos, plus a few other pics to help you put faces to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cesky Krumlov: Czech Idol

Thursday, December 1st, 2005
Wow. I spent two whole weeks in Cesky Krumlov, and all I´ve given you poor folks is one lousy update and a couple of dodgy pictures. My sincerest apologies. Maybe if I´d been busy doing crazy things every day I´d ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Cesky Krumlov

Friday, November 25th, 2005
Photos from Cesky Krumlov. If any of these are bad, then I give up, cause surely it's impossible to take a bad photo in such a place as this. Krumlov. Ok, here's a couple of shots of Krumlov, to give you ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cesky Krumlov: Old Man Winter

Thursday, November 24th, 2005
"Dave, wake up. Wake up." Bec kissed me on the forehead. "Look, it's snowing." "It's what now?" I asked dosily "It's snowing. Look." I sat up in my bed in the 8-bed dorm room and looked to the window. All I could see ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Loket

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
Righto, just a couple more from Loket. The Map. This is the photo of the map that we referred to during our wayward hike. Yeah, that green trail you can see, we weren't on that.view image Trees. This is about the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Poland and Czech

Sunday, November 20th, 2005
Ok, so it's been a while between photos, but you're all probably still recovering from that self portrait shot up in the mountains, yeah this one. Nasty, nasty stuff. So, to get you back in the photo swing, here's a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Loket: The Green Trail

Saturday, November 19th, 2005
Let's pretend for just a minute that you're in charge of marking the hiking trails around the little town of Loket. Oh, c'mon, everyone likes pretending; Michael Jackson pretends he's a white woman, Dubya pretends he knows where Canada is, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Loket: Picker Lonesome and the Lonesome ´Mater Pickers

Sunday, November 13th, 2005
Following the departure of our friends, Bec and I took stock of our situation, and realised we had plenty of time to kill in the Czech Republic. From Czech, our plans were to travel to Germany, onto Holland to meet ... [Continue reading this entry]