Agricultural High School and the Legendary RIP Hill (Mountain)

10 Jun

DSCF0931 DSCF0845 DSCF0928 DSCF0920 DSCF0851 DSCF0847 DSCF0832On Tuesday June 4 we went to an Agriculture High School in Czech. Our guide “Honza” went to school there and it was a very beautiful school. the Agriculture High School had display cases filled with taxidermy  and it was neat to see what they use as models in their educational system. The has a farm where they grow crops including Hops and Canola. The school, like most in Europe is very big on soccer and they have awesome facilities. After looking around the school we were given a laminated picture of the beautiful HS to take back as a gift. Being an Agricultural Education Major I really enjoyed this trip.

After leaving the HS we went hiking up a hill (Mountain) that was called RIP hill.   This was a very awesome and exhausting hike. the elevation of RIP Hill is 459 m or 1506 ft and the winding trail around it became quite a challenge for some of us. at the top of the hill was a concession stand that served water, beer, and ice cream. At the top of the mountain we were able to see the beautiful lands of the Czech Republic and take many pictures.

According to a traditional legend, first recorded by the ancient Czech chronicler Cosmas of Prague in the early 12th century, Říp was the place where the first Slavs, led by Praotec Čech (Forefather Bohemus), settled. The land was named after the leader.

After this  hour trek, which we were told would only take 20 mins we felt quite accomplished.

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