Category 'Czech Republic'
April 30, 2014Every nationality in the world has stereotypes attached to them. Americans? Loud, uneducated, obnoxious. The French? Rude, and will refuse to speak English. The Chinese? No concept of personal space, will shout if they’re mere inches from your face. The British? Cold and standoffish. Folks from Burkina Faso? I have no idea, but there are probably stereotypes that exist from the Burkinabe in neighbouring nations. They say there’s no smoke without fire, and stereotypes sometimes contain an element of…
July 24, 2013After spending an eventful day in the Czech Republic’s second city, I was surprised at the amount of things to do in Brno, the capital of the country’s Moravia region. I’d never intended to come to Brno in the first place, but it made more sense to head there after sampling a whole lot of Czech wine… the night before, and then continue on to Bratislava, rather than backtrack all the way back to Prague. Brno surprised me. It
July 22, 2013Czech wine, like Czech food…, doesn’t quite have the same name cache as it’s European neighbours. Germany, Italy and France are all renowned as nations that produce some of the finest wine in the whole world, but Czech wine? Personally I had no idea that Czech wine even existed, until my friend Sarah said she wanted to go to the Moravian town of Znojmo and spend the day exploring its cobblestone streets and drinking. OK so drinking was really
July 19, 2013Czech food doesn’t have the best reputation in the world. Sharing a continent with culinary giants France, Italy and Spain, it’s easily overlooked. Yet, Czech food is well worth discovering, with meat, dumpling and potatoes taking centre stage. Needless to say, I ate rather well when I returned to the Czech Republic…. All in the name of research, of course. Because that’s how I roll. While not kind to your waistline, due to the fact that its fairly
May 11, 2012Central-slash-eastern-slash-everything-east-of-Germany Europe isn’t really known for having the most delectable cuisine on earth. It’s a whole lot of meat, dumplings, bread, gravy, lard and, yes, more dumplings. Speaking of dumplings, if you didn’t already see last week’s Foodporn Friday post, you can check it out here…. It’s about dumplings. What, you didn’t realise that this was a Foodporn Friday post? Do I have to remind you every single week? Sheesh people, what am I, some kind of human calendar?
February 10, 2012Hello ladies and gentlemen! You may remember that a few weeks ago, I posted an article about five things that you can do in Istanbul…. Remember?… No?sadface. Today, it’s the same again but for that most beautiful of European cities, Prague! Prague has a reputation for having gotten more expensive in recent years but in my opinion, as someone who comes from the UK, it’s still a bargain destination. Sure, it’s not as cheap as bordering Poland or Slovakia,
February 8, 2012Hello ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? After my last, more somber than usual… post, I’ve decided to be a bit more cheerful when it comes to this one. After all, when I visited Litomerice, I couldn’t help but smile. Which made me feel slightly awkward, as I visited it on the same day as Terezin. Litomerice is only a ten minute bus ride from Terezin town, yet has no aura of gloom around it. In fact, if
February 6, 2012Hello ladies and gentlemen! How are you all doing? If you read my last post, you may remember that I mentioned a visit to a concentration camp. Well, I visited Terezin, a small town about one hour north of Prague, and a place that was used as a concentration camp during World War Two. The day was certainly an odd one, and definitely not an easy one. Background Before coming to the Czech Republic…, I’d never heard of
February 3, 2012Hello ladies and gentlemen! As you’re more than likely aware of by now, if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I’m travelling central Europe at the moment. My fingers are clickety clacketing right now from the comfort of a room in Wroclaw. I’ve just come here after spending five days in Prague… – however, not all those five days were what I’d call action packed and full of sightseeing. Why? Because when we travel, we need time to
February 1, 2012Hello lovely people! Or, as they say here in Prague, ahoj! Yes, I’m in Prague which, if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll hopefully already know. Actually, come to think of it, I’ll be in Poland when this appears online, probably still walking around the streets gawking at the Gothic architecture whilst shivering and trying to work out if this place in the city centre is trying to fleece me on the price of a pint of beer. Yes, that’s right.…