Last weekend I took a stroll down the Chrudimka river to find an abandoned bridge, this week it was the Labe’s turn and I was on the hunt for some industrial landscapes, namely the southern edge of the Synthesia facility, famous for producing semtex among numerous other chemical products. I had intended to check out … More A walk down the Labe river in Pardubice
EDIT: Thanks to Martin Kaltoun, a lovely chap from Pardubice for filling me in on more details of the site. In his words “This place was training ground for railway troops. Back on river is other abandoned bridge. The building with red stairs was officer’s Club. The remains of stone bridges behind cemetery and pillar … More A walk down the Chrudimka river in Pardubice
Before I begin posting updates from San Francisco I’ve one more Czech based post to write. If you’re a regular reader you’ll remember last Summer we paid a flying visit to the fortress town of Josefov. We had a look around the tunnel network underneath the town and drove through the main square area. … More Return of the Josefov
A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful town of Znojmo in Moravia. We went during the classical music and wine festival (Is there a better combination?) and were blown away by an awesome private tour of one of the vineyards there. The town of Znojmo is quite picturesque indeed … More Znojmo: A model town
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.
The Pardubický vinařský půlmaratón or Pardubice Wine Half Marathon is an annual athletics event that takes place in Pardubice each year. It actually caught us by surprise when Sinead looked out the window and exclaimed “Oh, the road’s all sealed off, something must have happened”. I jumped up and immediately grabbed my camera expecting to see … More Pardubický vinařský půlmaratón.
After being beaten back by the wind on our first walk to Kunětické, and then running out of time on my second exploration, it was a case of third time’s a charm when we finally reached the castle atop the hill. It was a glorious sunny day, albeit still cold and windy when we set out … More Magical Kunětické
No it’s not some dodgy Czech TV cop show, but two delightful places I paid a visit to over the weekend. I brought my longboard back over here with me when we returned from Ireland, and have been itching to go for a skate ever since. The weather finally took a turn for the better … More Brozany and Raby
After the delight that was Hradec Kralove’s museum, we utilised our new found geographical knowledge to explore the rest of the old town. The diorama on the upper floor is like a giant 3D tourist map that lets you easily get your bearings and figure out what to explore next. We made our way to an interesting … More Hradec Kralove, the gift that keeps on giving.
Last weekend we finally got around to exploring beyond Pardubice, and decided to pay a visit to Hradec Králove, the regional capitol of the neighbouring Kraj or district. A Kraj is divided into counties so it’s more akin to a province. Anyhoo geographical complexities aside, Hradec Králove came highly recommended by the community on expats.cz, a fantastic … More Adventure Time