a top trip: road to budapest
Real life experiences are those ‘wow’ moments that happen when least expected. Much like Jim Stanton’s fortunate photo in the Czech Republic…
“My wife and I enjoyed our Road to Budapest adventure in April/May very much indeed. One of the highlights was a two-day visit to the fairy tale town of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic.
This quaint old medieval town is built on a bend in the Vitava River and its flag-stoned squares and narrow streets remain almost as they must have looked in the thirteenth century. When the princely lineage of the Schwarzenbergs inherited Krumlov in the 1700s, they undertook a restoration and enlargement of the castle on the hill overlooking the town.
This picture was taken across the river from the castle site, and in a serendipity moment, a hot air balloon sailed across in front of the Round Tower of the castle just as I snapped my shot. The photo seemed to capture the magical other-worldliness of this favourite moment on our Intrepid adventure.”