Another interesting note about crossing the border was the absolute lack of any formality in doing so. We simply drove across country lines – no checkpoints, no passport review, not even a sign stating "Welcome to the Czech Republic!" The only way to tell we were in another country was a sudden inability to pronounce the road signs.
We stopped in Plzen on our way in to get some lunch. Unfortunately, it was Sunday so most everything was closed. We tried to go to the Bernardus Inn, which features a bunch of Bernard beers. You can get a couple of those here in KC, notably the amber and dark lagers, and I recommend doing so (more on that in another post). They're not what you typically think of when someone says "Czech lager" and they're very good - balanced malt, light roast, and moderate noble hop bitterness.
|Almost forgot to take|
|Master 18, a sweet dark lager - essentially a Baltic Porter. Very caramelly with some dark chocolate bitterness. Heavy on the dried fruit (raisin, prune) with a sweet finish.|
|U Fleků's dark lager, "Flekovsky Tmavy Lezák 13°"|
|Sampler tray at Pivovarsky Dum|
And now, some non-beer pictures of Prague.
|"Dancing House" based on a design by|
Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic
|Charles Bridge. And a lot of tourists.|
|St Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle|
|View of Prague from the top of the cathedral. It was unfortunately|
hazy for all of our stay in Prague.
|One of the cathedral spires|
|I don't know, either.|