07.28.2010 - 07.28.2010 76 °F
Brenda here trying to catch up since we finally have free internet access!
The next day in Olomouc we tried to get up early to head over to the Archdiocese Museum. Getting there was easy and super quick. Yay for small towns! The museum was really well done and it was housed in the old Romanesque and Gothic sections of the church. You could see chalices and vestments used in the church. There were also plenty of Gothic paintings and statues of the saints.
When we climbed up to the second floor where the gallery was, we had to put on slippers over our feet. I don't really know why, but I figure it was so the old wood floor wouldn't get damaged. The paintings were beautiful and there were a lot of them. We both really enjoyed it.
After the museum we decided to rest a bit and try the famous chocolate pie we had heard so much about. I have to say, the pie totally deserves all the hype it gets. Awesome!!!! Really rich, but super delicious. I scarfed mine up. Sam took longer.
Feeling refreshed, we headed back to the hostel to rest up a bit before we met up with Reese, the American, to head over to the movies. He had told us the night before that he'd gone to watch Inception at this mall. When we showed interest, he said he would go watch it again with us. That was fine with us since he could show us the way! I'm very glad he was there to lead us, because that mall is in the weirdest possible location.
The mall seems to be between two small towns and the way to get there if you don't have a car is by bus. We got off at the bus stop and walked a bit. Then, we had to cross this huge, deserted field and pass by a cemetery before reaching the mall! It was pretty bizarre and we would have probably thought we were going the wrong way had Reese not been there.
The mall is really nice and the movie theater is too. Exactly like we have at home. We bought some nachos, but they tasted really weird. Paprika strikes again. The movie was awesome, as I'm sure most of you know. I would love to watch it again.
After the movie, Sam and I headed over to another microbrewery to meet up with our friend Mel. It took us forever to find it and once we did, she wasn't there anymore. We figured she'd gone back to the hostel, so we headed there to meet her. Turns out she wasn't there either. I don't know if she went to another brewery or what, but she had a good time regardless with a brother and sister that were also staying at the hostel.
That's pretty much it for Olomouc. Cute town. Nice people. Nice break from huge cities and incessant walking. Prague next!