Unfortunately as I write this, the Czech ice hockey team, and of course its fans are drowning their sorrows after being knocked out of the ice hockey quarter finals at the Winter Olympics in Sochi by the USA (Boooooooo). There was some consolation for fans in Pardubice however, with two goals from local boy Ales … More Go local sports team!
When we arrived in Pardubice in January this year we were alas too late for the Christmas market, so we were determined to check it out this year. This day last week was the day the Christmas tree was turned on for the first time, something I’ve yet to witness outside of my living room. … More Christmas Market in Pardubice
bijou /ˈbiːʒuː/ Meaning “small but elegant and tasteful” If you’re in the mood for a Cafe Bajer coffee in Pardubice you’re somewhat spoiled for choice with a selection of two cafes to choose from. The first cafe which I talked about in the previous post has a younger sibling right next to the Green Tower by The Old … More Bijou Bajer
Cafe Bajer on Trida Miru in Pardubice may look like it’s been there since the dawn of the 20th century, and that’s just what owner Milan Bajer wants you to believe when you step inside. The cafe has in fact been in business for just 15 years, although that’s a very impressive feat considering the … More Cafe Bajer, a trip through time.
Following on from the last post where we enjoyed an extended stay in Česká Třebová, we made our way to the bus-stop outside the train station and departed for Litomyšl. We past through a number of smaller towns, nestled amongst the undulating farmlands and thick forests of this part of the Pardubice region. Quite a few passengers … More Litomyšl
As part of our commitment to see more of the Czech Republic while we are here, we decided to go East this time. We had planned to visit the picturesque town of Litomyšl with it’s long narrow square. There’s no direct way to get to Litomyšl so we had to get a train to Česká Třebová and … More Česká Třebová
One of the last sights for us to see in Pardubice was the crematorium, built in the early 1920’s and designed by the architect Pavel Janak. On a beautiful sunny day the other week we managed to pay it a visit, little did I realise it’s just around the corner from where I … More Pardubice Crematorium
The 23rd Aviation Fair of Pardubice took place at the start of June and we were hugely excited to see it. Ireland isn’t very well known for its military capabilities in the skies, part of the joys of being neutral I suppose. So the opportunity to see the latest hardware is very rare indeed. A … More Pardubice Airshow 2013
Bliss is a word that doesn’t get bandied about often enough. It’s that rare feeling that all life’s woes are gone away and the only thought in your head is happiness. That wonderful feeling was in abundance the other day as we glided down the Elbe River aboard the Arnost cruise ship. We arrived early … More Rolling, Rolling, Rolling on the River.
There’s been a bit of a scandal in Ireland and throughout Europe recently with the revelation that leading supermarkets were selling 100% Beef burgers that were in fact mostly consisting of a more equestrian ingredient. Cue Facebook newsfeeds clogged with horsemeat related jokes and YouTube videos parodying the whole debacle to within an inch of … More For display purposes only