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Visiting Czech Republic

Start with Prague, widely regarded as the most beautiful city in Europe. Add the Bohemian and Moravian countryside, dotted with castles and rivers. Throw in a sprinkling of famous names (Kundera, Kafka) and a claim on the original Budweiser, and you’ll get the golden child of Eastern Europe. Start with Prague, widely regarded as the most beautiful city in Europe. Add the Bohemian and Moravian countryside, dotted with castles and rivers. Throw in a sprinkling of famous names (Kundera, Kafka) and a claim on the original Budweiser, and you’ll get the golden child of Eastern Europe.    Close

Stories and Tips Czech Republic

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Brno - an overview

Written by fizzytom on 19 Jan, 2013

The Czech city of Brno has some 400,000 residents (its metropolitan area has around twice that) and it is the capital of the province of Moravia. It is home to the largest exhibition centre in Europe and to the country's Constitutional and Supreme Courts, the…Read More


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An open letter to my beloved city

Written by marif on 29 Aug, 2012

With reluctance, I left Olomouc behind on a train trip to Prague. Two hours later, I was experiencing through the train’s window the panoramic hillside groves that enwrap the city, Prague being an urban settlement nestled deep down within a lush valley. In a matter…Read More


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Olomouc: a heritage of culture and history

Written by marif on 23 Aug, 2012

Without any planned itinerary, I went to Ostrava’s bus station early to enquire about buses that travel west to any interesting destination in the Czech Republic, in a bid to get closer to Prague. Ostrava’s bus station on Ul Vitkovicka is a huge affair equipped…Read More


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Ostrava: unusual attractions, quaint museums

Written by marif on 19 Aug, 2012

Cesky Tesin’s bus station on the extreme edge of Ul Hlavni, a ten-minute walk away from the Polish - Czech border has neither an information point nor a ticket office. Bus timetables to a good number of destinations in the Czech Republic are however conveniently…Read More


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A city that deserves better exposure

Written by marif on 15 Aug, 2012

Out on the street in front of the arrival terminal at Krakow Balice Airport, I spotted the Balice / Lotnisko shuttle bus parked on the bus stand ready to take passengers to the train stop a short distance away. Less than five minutes later, I…Read More


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Written by proxam2 on 07 Aug, 2012

After leaving Sopron in Hungary (well it did seem the best place for it!),the next step on our journey was the Czech Republic. We made our way to the hotel we had booked in a little town called Frymburk, on Lake Lipno.The main purpose of…Read More


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Walking through Prague

Written by mediterranean_girl on 03 Sep, 2011

We lucky to have great weather on our November weekend to Prague so we decided to get around all the sites by walking. What a great choice! Prague is an ideal city for walking, its a small city (none of the main sites are more…Read More


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The Lesson of Lost - Part 2

Written by flyingscot4 on 17 Jun, 2011

Being lost requires kind of a different brain set. I don't care about my very tentative list of things to do on a particular day or evening. I find that I see more and learn more when I have no schedule and am…Read More


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The Lesson of Lost - Part 1

Written by flyingscot4 on 15 Jun, 2011

I am very good at getting lost. Fortunately, I am pretty good at getting found too, which makes being lost somewhat less of a problem. It wasn’t always like that. At one time it frustrated me a lot. I have always…Read More


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How About That Prague!

Written by flyingscot4 on 13 Jun, 2011

OverviewI titled this Journal "Prague - A Meetin' Place" for a good reason. There is a saying that if you stand on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway in New York City (Times Square) for an hour, that you will meet someone…Read More


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