12 August 2014
We had an early morning wake up to catch our train towards Germany. We first had a few hour ride before we had a short transfer right at the border in the small town Usti nad Labem. Here we had just enough time to spend our remaining Czech Krona on some lunch (seriously if you are in the Czech Republic grab a sandwich at Baguette Boulevard, easily the best chain sandwich ever made) and whatever drinks we could find in the small market across from the train station, hint: it might have been beer.
After riding almost an hour the train pulled into Dresden and soon we were looking around at the city and people doing a double take. It was the first time since we left America that we’ve been in a country that reminds us so much of home. It looks like everyone here could be some long lost cousin and all the buildings (at least outside of the old town) look like they could be middle America anywhere. When we checked into our hotel which was a small business hotel chain the view from the window looked like you were looking out of a hotel in America. All you had to do was change the name of the restaurant in the parking lot to Chili’s and it would have fit in anywhere.
In the evening we wandered out to explore some of the beautiful old town of Dresden and grab some dinner.
Today’s Travel: Taking the train from Karlovy Vary back towards Prague with a transfer at Usti nad Labem with a short 45 minute ride to Dresden. That evening we wandered around Dresden
Accommodations: Achat Comfort Dresden. Nothing more than a business hotel located a km or two away from the old town of Dresden. It’s a good location for walking to and from the train stations and then easily into the old town.