At least when the crowds descend on Karlovy Vary, we have the option of going somewhere else and that's what we did today.
The Somewhere Else today was Loket , a really attractive town situated in the bend of a river (hence the German name Elbogen) with a castle high on a hill, centre stage.
We spent a happy afternoon looking around the castle, the nearby church and then into the square and the town itself. Because everyone else was in Karlovy Vary, we had Loket almost to ourselves.
You can guess what we did then, I imagine.
We think it's so important to support the local economy, don't you?