Category Archives: Czech Republic

Prague at Night- Photo Series

My favourite time of day to explore Prague was late at night. After dark, the crowds of tourists disappear, but the city is still very much alive. Seeing Prague’s important monuments and buildings lit up against the dark night sky, added an element of romance to an already fairytale-like city. We happily wandered the streets, […]

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A Walk Through Prague: Part Two- Prague’s Lesser Town and Castle Quarter

In Part One of our walk around Prague, we explored the Old Town, enjoying the architecture and atmosphere of Old Town Square, and the contrasts of the Jewish Quarter. When we last left off, we were crossing the iconic Charles Bridge, arriving into Malá Strana, also known as Prague’s Lesser Town. Greeting us at the […]

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A Walk Through Prague: Part One- Prague’s Old Town

Arriving in Prague, I was speechless. I almost had to pinch myself to make sure what I was seeing was in fact real, and not a scene torn from the pages of a children’s fairytale book. You see, Prague has all the elements of great fairytale- cobblestone streets, alluring architecture, enchanting spires, and of course, […]

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Photo of the Week: John Lennon Wall, Prague

In 1980 after the death of John Lennon, an image of the former Beatle member was painted on an ordinary wall, in a secluded square across from the French Embassy in Prague. Soon after, the youth of Prague filled the wall with other John Lennon-inspired graffiti and Beatles lyrics, turning the wall into a symbolic […]

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The Bone Church- Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora

Flipping through a brochure offering excursions from Prague, I came to a listing for the UNESCO Heritage Site, Kutna Hora. “Silver mining town…former Royal Mint…15th century stone fountain…” Sounds alright, but I wasn’t sold yet. Reading on further I came to this: “You also will visit one of the most interesting burial grounds in the world- […]

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Five Weeks in Europe- Our Itinerary’s Hits and Misses

Not long ago, Mike and I returned home from our amazing honeymoon. We spent five weeks in Europe, experiencing everything from small lakeside villages in the mountains, to one of the world’s most popular festivals. I’ll admit it, I planned a very ambitious (and detailed) itinerary for our five weeks in Europe. I left home […]

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Capture the Colour 2013- Photo Contest

Last year, Travel Supermarket launched a photo contest for travel bloggers called Capture the Colour. It was so successful, that this year they are doing it again. I had never heard of this contest before and just started our blog a few months ago, so when I was nominated to participate by fellow Edmontonian and […]

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