These rock formations, near the towns of Adrspach and Teplice in the Czech Republic, near the border with Poland, receive thousands of visitors daily, despite their remote location. It took us about 4 hours to drive from Liberec to Adrspack. We spent about an hour of that time standing on the shoulder of the road, scratching our heads, Czech phrasebook in hand, trying to decipher ominous looking road-signs.
While looking for interesting, original and avant-garde Czech musicians in my research leading up to this trip, I discovered the Industrial/Noise band Zabloudil(a). Because of them, I learned that Zabloudil means “I’m lost” in Czech (If I were a woman, I would say “Zabloudila,” hence the parenthetic “a”). I’m glad I discovered them, because while I was in the Czech Republic, I needed to use the word several times to elicit help from strangers, and it always worked. I advise anyone who is planning a trip to the Czech Republic: Do not forget the name of this band!