Category: the Czech Republic

Happenings since May, and beyond

Happenings since May, and beyond

| September 9, 2016 | Reply

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. That’s what happens when I go without a desktop from the end of May until mid-August. Here’s what’s been up, and what’s coming up. This isn’t a particularly wordy post, but there are a lot of pictures from Europe and the US… WHAT’S COMING UP #Repatproject travel – Repatriation Project-related […]

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Ceramic Stoves of Chesky Krumlov

Ceramic Stoves of Chesky Krumlov

| February 12, 2016 | Reply

I have been fascinated by the absolutely beautiful ceramic stoves of Europe.  These masonry stoves stand as solid, functional works of art, warming the entire room. During a recent tour of beautiful Cesky Krumlov State Castle, I noticed more ceramic stoves than I’d ever seen in one single building. Here are just 14 of the ceramic stoves that heat up the […]

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Beer & Architecture in Pilsen, the Czech Republic

Beer & Architecture in Pilsen, the Czech Republic

| February 2, 2016 | Reply

Not far over the German-Czech border is the Bohemian city of Pilsen (locally, Plzeň).  What comes from Pilsen?  Pilsner.  Now, I prefer dark beer, but when we had the opportunity to pass through Pilsen last month, of course I insisted upon lunch and a pilsner.  It is worth noting that the beer was created by a Bavarian […]

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Cesky Krumlov: a Must-See in the Czech Republic!

Cesky Krumlov: a Must-See in the Czech Republic!

| October 16, 2015 | Reply

Cesky Krumlov was just supposed to be an overnight pitstop on #3genRT, the 3-generation road trip with my mother and my daughter. I found the place doing my usual random “wonder what’s along this route?” map search. We had no expectations; I was just driving my mother through the Czech Republic to give her a feel for […]

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14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 6 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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Road Trip!

Road Trip!

| October 17, 2014 | Reply

It’s never fun packing, but packing for multiple countries, changing temperatures, and various activities–well, it’s a challenge.  The car is full of normal clothes, hiking gear, an average of 3 coats per person, a case of water, road food, movies and activities for the kid, and more chargers than a person should own.  Seriously: WHY ARE […]

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