Archive | May, 2013

Cesky Krumlov

30 May

Today we also visited the beautiful and historic city of Cesky Krumlov. the city is known for it’s architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We spent the afternoon exploring the city and touring Cesky Krumlov Castle.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Budweiser Budvar Brewery

30 May

DSCF0297 DSCF0328 DSCF0324 DSCF0307Budweiser Budvar Brewery (Budějovický Budvar) is a brewery in the city of České Budějovice(Budweis), Czech Republic, that is best known for brewing a beer known as Budweiser Budvar in the European Union, Czechvar in the United States and Canada,and either Budweiser Budvar or Budějovický Budvar in the rest of the world.

Today we visited the famous brewery and took a tour through the factory. Budweiser Budvar is a completely different recipe than American Budweiser. Budvar is spiced with only the best Bohemian hops.

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Kutna Hora: Bone Church

30 May

The city of Kutna Hora has some very rare and strange attractions. The Bone Church is a church in Kutna Hora with a cemetery surrounding it. During the Bubonic Plague grave space was limited so the Bohemians found an interesting way to make space. A blind Monk stacked bones in the basement of the church and they were later used for decoration. 40-70,000 skeletons were used in the construction of this artwork.DSCF0124 DSCF0127ImageImage

Rabbit Trhovey Stepanov

30 May

During Our tour in the Czech Republic we had the opportunity to visit the famous Rabbit Farm.

Rabbit is a company that was founded in 1991 and the major emphasis is meat production of rabbits, chickens, and pigs. they also specialize in crop production including cereal grains: wheat and barley. Another crop produced in Czech is Canola, but since GMOs are prohibited for human consumption in the European Union they are used for bio fuel instead of cooking oil. During our visit to Rabbit we watched videos on the processes used and then we visited one of their dairy farms. It was very interesting to go to rabbit because they not only raise livestock, but they also process and sell the finished product.ImageDSCF0082Image 

Day 2

29 May

So Tuesday was our second day in Czech and the first official day of the program. We had a opening dinner, the food was delicious, we were served chicken, ham, cheese and potatoes. At dinner we had an awesome opportunity to mingle with the Czech students. The hospitality here at Czech University of Life Sciences has been amazing. Today we will be traveling to a processing farm and to the Bone Church in Kutna Hora. This will be our first excursion into the Czech Republic away from the college.

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Pilsner Urquell

27 May

Pilsner Urquell

.5 Liters, Beer in Czech is cheaper than water.

Day 1: Arrival in Prague

27 May

Dobry Den (Hello),

So the last 23 hours have been very busy and fun. We flew out of OKC at 2:30 pm Sunday connected flights in Chicago and London to Prague. We arrived today at 1:30 pm and checked in at the Czech University of Life Sciences. This evening we are just relaxing and trying some of the food and the Czech beer. Tomorrow we will  tour the campus and the city of Prague. I will keep everyone updated on our journey.

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