Just back in the door from a wonderful weekend in Karlovy Vary. The highlight of the trip for me was some trees. Really James, you went to one of the most beautiful towns in Europe, if not the world and your favourite part of it was……some trees? Well yes actually, believe it or not I … More Enchanting Forest: Karlovy Vary
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
As part of our amazing day of adventure recently which included a trip to some underground tunnels as well as a trip to a lovely zoo/safari park we visited the delightful spot of delight that is Kuks. Towards the tail end of the 17th century it was discovered that the waters running through this area had … More Too many Kuks DON’T spoil the broth
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
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.
No not that kind of high! the altitude kind, specifically scaling the relatively lofty heights of the Green Tower overlooking Pernštejn square. Now that Summer is starting to make an appearance, many of the cultural sights that had been closed for the Winter are starting to open up, including the Green … More Getting high in Pardubice
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
Our first apartment in Ireland had a lovely Centra shop across the road, however it also had gangs of marauding teenagers roaming the streets, starting fights and generally being little bastards. Our second apartment had a nice, relaxing fountain outside and was in a gated community, ooooooh snazzy. And now we are in our third … More Swan Lake (Not that one)