Chvalšiny (don’t ask me how to pronounce it) is located in the south west of the Czech Republic, around 100 miles away from Prague. Once off the motorways to get out of Prague (more tolls!), the journey took us through the beautiful Bohemian countryside. It’s just a shame that the weather wasn’t great – grey skies accompanied by rain showers – and it’s also turned very cold; winter is definitely on its way.
The site at Chvalšiny is huge – enough for some 150 vans – though there are less than 20 vans here now, and the place closes for winter at the end of the month. It’s owned by a Dutch couple and the facilities are great.
Yesterday we went for a walk into the local village, and today we drove 6 miles to Český Krumlov, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We arrived at 10 AM as we’d read that the coach tours turn up late morning. Sure enough, by the time we left at 1 PM, the place was heaving. It really is a beautiful town, and well worth a visit.
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