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How To Spend A Long Weekend In Prague

 Prague, Czech Republic,travel advice   Nov 2, 2017    By

Although Prague didn’t make my original list of favorite European cities, I’ve learned to appreciate it. Specifically, it’s the ideal trip for a long weekend as the condensed city lends itself to a thorough exploration on foot relatively quickly. When speaking of Central European cities I will always personally prefer Krakow and Vienna. However, I recommend Prague […]

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Czech Beer Cities – Pilsen and Ceske Budejovice

 Czech Republic,travel advice   Oct 26, 2017    By

I first traveled to Czech Republic years ago on a solo trip. The taxi driver from the airport remarked that Czechs ‘drink every day’. My subsequent experience in the sin city of Prague confirmed the driver’s statement. Most of the drinking revolves around beer. A 2015 survey found that per capita, Czechs consume more beer […]

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24 Hours In Olomouc, Czech Republic

 Czech Republic,travel advice   Sep 28, 2017    By

Olomouc is missing the shiny object that sucks in the tourist mobs…is that a bad thing? Side trips from a major city are one of my favorite pastimes. For that reason I typically plan an extra day or two on holiday to explore outside the metropolitan area. Sometimes a place worth visiting never makes the […]

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5 Things To Do In Czech Wine Country

 Czech Republic,travel advice   Sep 21, 2017    By

I’m still searching for that undiscovered wine country. Many hidden gems emerged over the years to challenge the dominance of French and Italian wine. Spain’s Rioja region exploded onto the scene, vino from Australia and South Africa gained a cult following, and Croatia became recognized for the Zinfandel-like Plavac Mali grape. When I think of […]

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Moving Pictures – Prague, Czech Republic

 Prague, Czech Republic,Music   Sep 17, 2017    By

Do you know the origins of the ‘one-man band’? I didn’t either. It turns out there isn’t much history to this phenomenon. Wikipedia only cites vague accounts of the one-man band appearing in Western Europe as early as the 13th century. I saw this once before years ago during a trip to Italy, however I […]

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9 Weird Things About Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

 Czech Republic,travel advice   Sep 14, 2017    By

In the 1800’s there were roving fly-by-night circuses that swept into towns suckering people out of money. To save on business costs they often had a meager and poorly trained group of animals with them. Some of the beasts were taught only a single trick to perform. This was the origin of the phrase ‘one […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Ostrava, Czech Republic

 Czech Republic   Sep 10, 2017    By

This picture perfectly represents the hedonism that is Stodolni Street, a five-block stretch of bars in the mostly forgettable Czech city of Ostrava. The sleaze was strong here, particularly with the crowd of rowdy men who celebrated later that night outside of this ‘Hell’ club. It reminded me of how someone would act as a […]

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