Yesterday a few of us took a day trip out to this little town called Kutna Hora. It is home to this pretty famous church which is known as the bone church.
As you can guess there is somewhat of a bone theme. Apparently this church had a pretty large cemetery, but then the plague hit and they didn't have room for all the bodies. So instead of taking them somewhere else, they gave all the bones to this half blind monk who lived in the church and told him to use them somehow.Now this guy must have had some pretty serious time on his hands because he was able to decorate the entire church with around 30,000 dead people's bones. In case you didn't guess already, it was a little creepy...
After we left the bone church we decided to walk to town, which was probably about 1.5 miles away, to get something to eat. The town was beautiful, we ended up walking around for like 5 hours just looking at all the buildings and everything.
When we were finally ready to leave we realized that we had about an hour and a half to kill before he next train left for prague. So we decided to check out this bobsled thing that we had seen flyers for which was right on the edge of town. It was pretty cool, it only cost us like $2 to go down this thing. It was pretty much like a big water slide but there was no water and we were on these little cart/sled things. We made it into a pretty good time and it was much better than cuddling with some old, frowning, czech lady on a bench at the train station.
The only problem with those things was that when we went to leave we realized that we didn't really know where we were. We had an idea, or at least we thought we did. When we finally realized where we were, I found out that my bearings were about 180 degrees off from reality. Luckily Brian and Anna had a better coordination system than me and we were able to get back to the train station on time. This picture shows you where we were walking, this was our clue that maybe we were not in the right area:
I should point out that we barely caught both trains that day. That morning we had to run through the station to get to our train before it left, and in the afternoon we got there about 3 minutes before it left (which was cutting it pretty close since we weren't even really sure where the station was for awhile). But we made it!
Here is some more pictures of Kutna Hora: