Thursday, 31 January 2008
Most romantic city - it's official!
The front cover of the travel supplement in last Sunday's Observer was dedicated to Cesky Krumlov. Inside the magazine was a section called "Cities for Seduction" and yes top of the list was Cesky Krumlov.
The article begins:
"One of the most romantic things in the world is feeling that you are discovering somewhere - that together you've stumbled on a secret. Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic felt like that to us: it's a picture-book place, with colour-washed houses and detailed architecture dating back to the 14th century. The town is dominated by a walled castle so large it's like a town in its own right. There are beautiful gardens to walk in and a cafe at the entrance which serves fantastic coffee; you could sit there all day and watch the comings and goings from the castle. The town itself is quite chic - lots of cosy bars and coffee houses - but it maintains a historical feel, thanks to all the cobbled alleyways and courtyards. You need time to wander and allow yourself to get lost. The best way to discover Cesky is to set off without a map and simply keep walking."
For more check: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/jan/27/romantictrips.shortbreaks
The author of the piece was Sarah Beeny - the presenter of the Channel 4's Property Ladder and mysinglefriend.com.