Dear Czech Republic, We haven’t known each other very long but in the brief time we’ve had together I’ve grown quite fond of you. You’ve been my home for the past two years and although I’m now back in Ireland, it still feels like I’m just visiting and will be back to you shortly. But … More End of the Road: A letter to the Czech Republic
As part of my plan to get to as many spots in the Czech Republic before we leave, I took a colleague’s advice and went on a journey to the nearby…ish town of Jičín, Northwest of Hradec Králové. Jičín is located in the Bohemian Paradise region (Český ráj) under the Prachov Rocks (Prachovské skály) and is well know for … More Jičín is pretty bitčín
It’s that most wonderful time again, when the tree is erected, the lights go on, the stalls are laid out, the Svařák is heated up and the local musicians and entertainers fine tune their performances for the Christmas market in Pardubice. It’s one of the highlights of the year and is mirrored throughout all the large towns … More Christmas Market in Pardubice 2014
Going back into the archives a bit for this one, and by back a bit I mean Summer last year! Been meaning to get this post done for ages but it kept getting put on the back burner as new adventures came along and this one became somewhat forgotten. Sorry zoooooo, I love you really….well … More A day at the zoo in Dvůr Králové
This weekend we decided to take a trip away from Pardubice to unwind and reset our minds after being cooped up in our little apartment for perhaps a little longer than is healthy. I sent Sinéad a message on Facebook on Wednesday saying we should do something this weekend and go somewhere new…..an hour or … More Weekend trip to Olomouc in Moravia.
Following on from the last post about Sedlec Ossuary, I quickly ran downtown to try and get some photos as the sun set over the old town in Kutna Hora. The sunset which promised to be quite delightful initially, quickly faded out into a rather muted display so I set about doing some longer exposure … More Kutna Hora: A Bohemian Gem
Them bones, them bones need…..their picture taken…..money thrown at them…..a light dusting. I finally got round to visiting the beautiful town of Kutna Hora on Tuesday when we had a bank holiday in the Czech Republic. It seems to be one of the few places that a lot of my colleagues in work visit and … More Sedlec Ossuary
I finally got to visit our nearest neighbouring town, Chrudim last weekend after planning a visit for months but never quite getting around to it. Getting there couldn’t be easier…..well it could, like if we had Star Trekesque transporters, but alas we don’t have those yet so the 49kc return train ticket from Pardubice sufficed … More Nothing crude about Chrudim
Last weekend was a particularly eventful one in Pardubice with arguably the biggest event of the calender, the Velka Pardubice taking place. I missed it last year so really wanted to go this year to see what all the fuss is about. The night before was the traditional lantern festival and fireworks display as part … More Footie, fireworks and furlongs: Velka Pardubice weekend
On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the final of the FIM Speedway Under 21 World Championships where Piotr Pawlicki Jr. from Poland was crowned World Champion. Speedway fans are predominantly older than say a football crowd and you can tell they are passionate about the sport and well used to visiting events, as evidenced … More Speedway U-21 Championship Final: Faces in the crowd.