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Ještěd [Sep. 20th, 2009|11:08 pm]
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Ještěd is the amazing radio transmitter/hotel which sits on a mountain over Liberec in North Bohemia near the Giant Mountains. Its a total Kubrickian space, very future retro 2001 space odyssey. For anyone wanting to play out some kind of James Bond one night stand sexual hijink, this is the place. Or you could just meditate on the aesthetics until you start floating around the room, believing you're in a zero gravity moon base.



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[User Picture]From: benicek
2009-09-21 04:38 am (UTC)
Hehe. It looks like a Soviet N1 rocket. I suppose a bad place to stay if you're afraid of radio waves causing cancer.
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[User Picture]From: holypigeon
2009-09-22 12:31 am (UTC)
I love Jested! Have you ever stayed there? I swear one of the rooms has a round bed with a velvet red spread. It's totally swank. I love Liberec and how it looks nostalgically futuristic in some places. From my grandparent's balcony in Lidovy Sady, the city seems utopian to me.
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[User Picture]From: bikerbar
2009-09-22 06:48 am (UTC)
I havent even been to Jested .. :) but Magda wants to go .. the prices range from 100 - 200 kc which is reasonable, though the restaurant may be way pricey I dont know. I want to explore Liberec more. We went last weekend to visit friends I hadnt seen for a long time. Because of all the hills the town has many pockets and quarters with different vibes. Its very interesting. I could see living there. I just need to learn how to ski, because whats the point being so close to the mountains and not taking advantage of it.
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[User Picture]From: bikerbar
2009-09-22 08:30 am (UTC)
duh 1000 - 2000 crowns .. which is like 60 - 130 dollars a night
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[User Picture]From: holypigeon
2009-09-23 06:43 pm (UTC)
Liberec is also a good place for hiking in the spring and summer. If you take the trolly (I think #2) from downtown to the end line in the opposite direction of Jested, you'll end up in Lidovy Sady. From there you can go to the zoo (not spectacular but in a nice setting) or to Detski Koutek which is a nice playground for children. Beyond Detski Koutek are miles of trails and forest. My favorite place to hike is Cerna Nisa, a lake nestled in the middle of nowhere.

The ski lifts at Jested also operate during the summer, taking people up. The last time I went they were free.
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