Category archive - Czech Republic

Český Krumlov Castle, Czech Republic: Photo

Český Krumlov Castle, Czech Republic: Photo

 

Arriving in Český Krumlov and wandering through the cobbled streets is quite literally like stepping into a fairytale. The town’s location on a bend in the Vlatava River in the hills of South Bohemia in the Czech Republic only enhances this.

 

It is a slightly less likely destination in the winter months, but with far fewer tourists this time of year can be even more beautiful and intriguing: Imagine…mulled wine in cosy bars;  horse riding or hiking in the hills of Bohemia; enjoying delicious, hot garlic and cheese soup; or sinking into some cushions and sipping tea in the Dobra Cajovna Tea House.

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First Snow

First Snow

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”
 Andrew Wyeth 
 
I saw snow for the first time in 2001 in Vancouver. I awoke one morning to find a much whiter world than the night before and the tiny feathery flakes were still falling. You’d have thought all my Christmases had come at once. I was the total stereotype: I frolicked, I made snow angels, had a snowball fight with my cousin and I’m pretty certain I was giggling the whole time.

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‘The Good Tea Place’: Cesky Krumlov

‘The Good Tea Place’: Cesky Krumlov

 

With their subdued ambiance, low lighting and casual atmosphere the culture of tea houses in the Czech Republic is something else and Dobra Cajovna is tea house like no other I have found.

The Dobra chain of teahouses has branches all over the Czech Republic but my favourite is the one in the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov. Read more