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Karlovy Vary is a spa town in the west of the Czech Republic, located in the historic Bohemia region at the confluence of the Ohře and Tepla rivers, 120 km from Prague, 45 km from the German border. The population is 53,990 people (2010).
Karlovy Vary (another name – Carlsbad) is a medical resort, due to the presence of hot springs of mineral water with healing properties. Currently in Karlovy Vary 13 healing springs come to the surface. There is also source number 14 – so jokingly called the local strong liquor Becherovka.
The main natural healing factor in Karlovy Vary is thermal sodium carbonate sulfate, sodium hydrogen carbonate containing compounds of calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, lithium, bromine and other substances. Mineralization up to 7 g / l. According to the chemical composition of water, all sources are approximately the same and differ mainly in the content of carbon dioxide (from 0.37 to 0.75 g / l) and temperature. Mill water is radon (about 1 nCi / l). Continue reading
If you plan to travel the Czech Republic by car, be sure to put in your wallet the rights, vehicle registration certificate and green insurance. The latter can be bought right at the border.
On a note:
speed in the village no more than 50 km / h;
day and night, turn on the dipped headlights;
holy trams – we let through, without hesitation, like pedestrians;
children sit in a car seat or booster.
Most Czech motorways are paid. To travel on such roads you need a vignette, which you can buy at any gas station. Only this should be done before entering the paid site. Otherwise, a fine of 200 euros. The cost of the vignette for 10 days is 11 euros, for 1 month 17. Continue reading
Hotels are classified into five categories: “super-luxury” (5 *), “luxury” (5 *), first class (4 *), second class (three-star) and third class (two-star).
Prices largely depend on the season and location of the hotel. The hotels above the luxury class usually have a fitness center, a sauna, a business center, restaurants and cafes. In such places you need to pay an additional tax of 10% on value added and 10% service tax.
One of the most affordable types of housing in Korea is motels and oggany. Most motels are located near bus terminals, train stations and crowded places. There are a lot of motels, it’s not difficult to find, they are relatively cheap, and therefore you should not expect very good service from them. As a rule, there are always free rooms, if this is not the peak season or any holiday. Continue reading