Day 19: Olomouc, Czech Republic to Nový Jičín, Czech Republic

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Start: Olomouc, Czech Republic
End: Nový Jičín, Czech Republic
Distance: 84.3km
Elevation Gain: 3325ft
Elevation Loss: 3161ft
Time: 7h51m
Reading Material: The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown – Hugh Agnew
Audio Material: On The Media; Bullseye; Nerdist

Lots of climbing today. Four major hills and over 3000 ft in climbing.

I had a nice encounter in Tršice. It looked a group of friends were having a daytime drinking session (it was 11am) in front of a coffeeshop/convenience store. I stopped for a quick espresso and got an immediate reaction from a woman at the table. She couldn’t speak English and I couldn’t speaking Czech but we had some translation help from the man running the store. I tried to snap a picture but she was camera shy. I did get an autograph in my notebook which I was told read: “Welcome to Moravia! I’m a stupid girl”.

A few more hills, many more kilometers, some lemon ices later and the smallest drive-in movie theater in all of the Czech Republic, I made it to Nový Jičín another ancient Czech Moravian town where I am going to find a pizza and a place to watch the Europa League final in a bit.

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