I shared about day trip plan to Sněžka, Czech on previous post. :) My third time here was at the end of summer 2016, so the weather was just nice, shiny yet windy. Alhamdulillah, my previous 2 trips here were during winter, you can simply imagine snows EVERYWHERE, with icy trails, winter boots, wet socks, white views

Okay, as I promised before, here are few other photos taken during the hiking trip. 

8th September 2016. Thursday.

Keep calm, enjoy and say subhanAllah :) :) :)


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View of Poland - told ya we were at the border of Poland-Czech

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Still confuse to differentiate pine, spruce, fir haha

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Just use normal running shoes this time. I expect no snow. 

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The GREEN hiking trail.
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Amanita muscaria - kinda dangerous mushroom that can cause hallucination. Careful not to eat! We learned a lot about mushrooms as there're many mushroom poisoning cases in the hospital

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First pit-stop. We had light lunch here.

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Cable car in the middle of forest. 

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Spruce trees I think?

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Shadows of us :D

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Just random photo, I think.

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Mesmerizing isn't it? :D :D

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Walking down. The background is the restaurant if I am not mistaken. 

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SubhanAllah!

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The fastest among us.

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See the poles? We assumed this pathway is on Polish side, while the other side of the poles is Czech side.

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Llama, looks like camel + sheep a bit.

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Countryside. 

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Transit Svoboda n. Upou. There was an uncle, wondering why we took pictures in front of the bus. It's just a bus, he said. Haha. 

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Group we-fie. 

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On our way going down. 

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I just love the green view :)
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Near the cable car station, at the end of hiking trail.

It was a very nice, flexible trip. :) 

Meet my reliable friends (from left - Fauzi, Maryam, Adilah, Jawahir, Idris), who will always support each other through thick and thin living in Czech Republic. Not to forget Azila, Faizal, Nabila, Kak Raja as well. Thanks guys! <3

I attached here Maryam's video as well :D
Watch and enjoy!






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My interest towards hiking started when I joined the hiking trip to Sněžka, Czech (previous posts HERE and HERE) during my 2nd or 3rd year in Hradec Kralove, Czech. Since then, I began exploring the maps myself to see more hiking trails and routes so that I can go on my own (either solo hiking or with friends). Taking people for hiking trips is challenging a bit, as I am not that sure about others' fitness. Basically, I will choose the easy / medium trail and add at least 2-3 hours to the time estimation given by the maps. 

Day Trip Plan to Sněžka, Czech
On the way to Snezka

And I trained myself to wait for others and be patient with them - I hope I improved this part. 

Well, you can easily go faster when you are alone but you will go further if you proceed in a group. Right? :)

Oh yea, again, I share with you the best map to use if you are travelling / hiking / cycling in Czech.


Day Trip to Sněžka, Czech
From Prague (182km), from Hradec Kralove (71km)



Day Trip to Sněžka, Czech


Personally, it is mental torturing and rushing to do IF you are a first timer plus IF you start from Prague. So, I would recommend to start from my town, Hradec Kralove. Otherwise, rent a car and drive early from Prague OR stay a night there :)

The nearest bus station is Pec pod Sněžkou - which simply means Furnace under Sněžka. From what I read, this town is said to be famous with furnace factories - for heating system. You can expect the feeling is 'a bit' like Cameron Highlands or similar.

This is my recommended schedule.


Day Trip Plan to Sněžka, Czech
My recommendation


Once you arrived at Pec pod Sněžkou, you can expect a small supermarket beside the bus station. I highly suggest you to buy food and drinks here if needed, the prices are doubled & tripled up there!


Day Trip Plan to Sněžka, Czech
Pec pod Snezkou bus station



Then, walk along the road (refer arrow in screenshot above) until you reach a T-junction. Turn left. Walk up the hilly road until you arrive at a large parking area on your right. From the parking area, you can easily see a small bridge and this is the beginning of the hiking trails. 

The first one - GREEN trails. Once you are on this trail, you will easily find the next connections through out the trip :) The whole hiking trip will take about 7-8 hours for beginners like most of us. 


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green - yellow - red - blur


GREEN --> YELLOW --> RED --> BLUE hiking trails


Day Trip Plan to Sněžka, Czech
The starting point of GREEN trail.


Let's enjoy few teaser of views you can expect to enjoy :)

Day Trip Plan to Sněžka, Czech
GREEN trail

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End of GREEN trail

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Change to YELLOW trail

Day Trip Plan to Sněžka, Czech
Yellow trail - 2.5km to Snezka


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RED trail 

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This signboard simply show you are actually walking along the border of Czech-Poland. Change to BLUE trail

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BLUE trail

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Towards the end of hiking trip :)

I will post MOREEEE pictures in the next post insyAllah. :) Stay tune!

Enjoy the views guys, I hope you get the chance to come here in the future. Ameen ^_^


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I am in Malaysia again. And I am glad I made this decision.

Just to let people know, my dearest abanglong passed away last Tuesday night. It will be a week today. Only Allah knew my feeling to be far away that time. Staying alone at home there, made me more vulnerable to tears. Well, I spent almost all days during my summer break with him, regardless at the hospital or at home. I sat beside him in the car. We watched tv together. We shared interest in books together. 

He is simply my abanglong. :) 

I guess my parents will feel his absence even more. 

Lumrah hidup di perantauan. Being far away from your family. And if there is any emergency, you usually will not make it on time. Yes, I didn't have the chance to see him before the burial. I arrived home 2 days after that. 

My abangngah works far away and it took him at least 10 hours to arrive just few minutes before the burial. That's only journey from rural area in Sarawak. Apatah lagi dari Czech ni.

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I would like to copy and paste my appreciation post from my Facebook. To thank you (who knows the situation) who prayed for him when he was in the hospital last time. :)


Sebak setiap kali bukak purse nampak gambar ni. He lost weight so much. 

Terima kasih tak terhingga kepada ahli keluarga dari belah ayah dan mak - bapa saudara, mak saudara, sepupu, anak buah, pengasuh & keluarga kerana berada di sisi mak ayah sepanjang saya dan abgngah masih berusaha untuk pulang dari perantauan.

Terima kasih sekali lagi pada keluarga dan juga jiran tetangga, ahli-ahli masjid, rakan taulan ayah & mak, rakan-rakan abglong, orang-orang KgTrosor dan sekitarnya kerana membantu pengurusan jenazah abglong. Lancar semuanya alhamdulillah.

Terima kasih rakan-rakan yang berada di sisi saya dan mesej-mesej rakan semua yang mendoakan abglong saya. Terima kasih kepada insan-insan yang saya temui sepanjang perjalanan dan memudahkan urusan.

Dan terima kasih untuk semua yang terlibat merawat abglong di Hospital Sg. Siput, Hospital Ipoh dan Hospital Serdang.

For abglong, sorry for not being by your side. I'm sure you were calm and happy to leave the world by the way people described your smile and how smooth the whole process was. Thank you for being my best abglong I could wish for. :)

Let's meet in Jannah, abglong sayang. <3

MOHD HANIS ASYRAF BIN ABDUL MUTAI 
5/11/1985 - 20/9/2016


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