Now I know some of you were asking yourselves, “They are riding all over Europe, when are they going to do the Alps?”. I am pleased to set your concerns to rest. We are now about 80km southeast of Salzburg, sitting at 3600 feet elevation. We intend to get much higher in the next couple of days.
There is a mark over the second a in Planá but I have no idea how they pronounce this. There are some unusual names in this part of the world. Our guide in Prague told us that with rare exceptions, every letter in a word is pronounced. If it is not pronounced, it isn’t there, according to her.
The first are some Peruvian performers near our hotel from yesterday. I suspect the original Andes sound wasn’t quite so electronic with such a beat. 🙂 Still fun to watch. Those outfits can’t be comfortable in the heat,
These two on the Charles Bridge were quite good. We listened to several songs and they got a good response from the passers-by. Best accordion music you’ve heard in a while!
Further along the bridge was a jazz and swing band. Debb and I were dancing in front of them and I’m sure we are on YouTube. There were sure a lot of cameras pointed at us. Let us know if you see it!
A full and fun day. I have a lot of photos to sort through.
We are back on the road tomorrow.
In Prague there is a tower for TV and cell antennas that rises high above the city. Everyone thinks it’s ugly, but replacement is unlikely. It was built during the Soviet era, so it is called the last Russian rocket in the Czech Republic.
These two young ladies served us coffee and breakfast this morning. The one on the left rides motocross when she can and the one on the right is T r o u b l e with a capital T. Debb taught her to make an iced latte and they both were grinning ear to ear.
Hot, hot, hot! We passed several temperature signs today and none were lower than 36C. We arrive at the end of the day soaked from the inside out. One good thing, I think the heat has burned my cold away. I am feeling much better.
Today started out mild and ended up wild. Offhand, I can’t think of a better reason to be out on the road.