|My trusty steed for the bike tour|
The highlight of Sunday's ride was a stop at a slivovice distillery. Slivovice is a Czech liqueur made from plums, though as we learned it can be made from pears and other fruits.
|This is where the slivovice magic happens.|
After the tour we sampled some of the distillery's product, about a thimble's worth per person. It was drinkable, if by "drinkable" you mean "an intense burning sensation the length of your esophagus." It's the kind of drink that puts hair on your chest, which is a location where I don't need any help.
We spent Sunday night at Hluboka nad Vltavou, a small town near the Vltava River. There's a castle above the town that we didn't have time to tour, though I took some photos of the exterior. The castle's onetime owners, the Schwarzenberg family, adored English Windsor architecture and rebuilt their chateau in the neo-Gothic style between 1841 and 1871. As a result, the castle looks like a Disney movie set. I'm not sure the following photo does the castle justice:
I liked the exterior of the church in the center of Hluboka nad Vltavou as well. It's one of the few churches I saw on my vacation that I did not get to tour.
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