After our three glorious days in Poland, our group took a short flight headed to the last leg of our Central Europe journey — Czech Republic. It was 18 years ago when I last visited this country so I was excited to once again experience its sights and sounds.
Upon arrival at the Prague airport, we were immediately transported to Karlovy Vary, also known as Carlsbad, the second most visited spot in the Czech Republic (after Prague). This town boasts imposing colonnades, exclusive spa buildings and a wonderful layout in the heart of a forested valley.
The spa town is the best known part of the West Bohemian Spa Triangle. This is where some of the most prominent figures from the European artistic and cultural circles have indulged in treatments.
Our hotel in Karlovy Vary, Hotel Imperial, looks like a chateau on a hill.