TRAVEL: Swimming in the Jordán

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Last Saturday I had a wonderful swim in the Jordán! How? You might ask, for I am in Europe, Czechia

Jordán is the name of a water reservoir in the outskirts of Tábor, the city of radical Hussites. The artificial lake was made in the end of the 15th (yes, fifteenth) century, in 1492 – yes, that’s when Columbus discovered America!

This was my first visit there, I only went to have an important meeting with someone from Hungary, and decided to spend the whole day there. It was definitely worth it, and I can only recommend this place: wonderful medieval old town with architecture you can just admire; peaceful, safe, relaxed mood, greens, waters, terrific photo subjects – minus the tourist crowds of Prague, Český Krumlov or Karlovy Vary. What can be better?

Enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed the water, the sun, the views and the atmosphere.



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Paradise for cyclists
Tábor Old Town viewed from the water of Lake Jordán
What I saw while swimming


How to get to Tábor?

Tábor is located between Prague and České Budějovice, 1hr 15min from Prague with car, or just a little bit longer with a train, which makes it a great day trip, if you are visiting the Czech capital. One hour from České Budějovice (Budweis).

And when you get off the train or the bus, within a few minutes you can already jump into the water! Both stations are right there.


Where to stay in Tábor?

As I am staying only one hour away, I cannot personally recommend any hotel, hostel or other accommodation for you, but you can find what you need on the HotelsCombined website which compares hundreds of sites and gives you the best offers, click on the picture:

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After the refreshing dip, I had a long photo walk in the old town, pictures are coming soon.


More Tábor

Visit other towns in Czechia:

Český Krumlov      České Budějovice      Karlovy Vary      Prague


Andrea Gerak

Andrea Gerák (also spelled as Gerak) is a Hungarian artist, mostly known as a singer. She is also photographing, dancing, writing, sometimes acting or modeling, and forever learning through her journey in the world, living a happy nomad life. Her attention turned to health matters after a cancer surgery in 2008. Proud mom of a big boy.



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