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(Photos below – click on the photos to enlarge. The post photo btw is the church building complex at Praha Zbraslav)
Despite having a 14 hour sleep and waking up with renewed optimism, I feel incredibly tired today.
That said, I had originally only intended to make it today to my Camino starting point at Praha Zbraslav – where I assumed I would pitch tent in a secluded spot – but I now find myself 12km on the Camino path from Zbraslav and in the quant village of Vonoklasy; approx 8km from Karlstejn.
My updated plan for the rest of the day is to spend about another hour in the smoke-filled pub I currently occupy a seat in and where it seems there is a men-only entrance etiquette, drink a couple of *Kozels, eat a *Nakladany Hermelin (I hope the Nakladany Hermelin will be good), take occasional drags from my electronic cigarette, and then walk a few kilometres to where I’ll find a patch of land to set up my tent for the night and hopefully grab a good night’s sleep.
The plan for tomorrow is to wake up early, walk into Karlstejn to ask for a stamp in my Pilgrim Passport, and to then continue on my Camino path in the direction of the German border.
* Kozel is a brand of beer in the Czech Republic and the word Kozel translates as “Goat”.
* Nakladany Hermelin is a soft cheese which has been pickled together with herbs and spices. The longer the pickling process the better the end result. My Nakladany Hermelin this time was a 4 out of 10 (optimistically better than a 1,2, or 3 out of 10).