Tag: czech republic

Prague Spring Anniversary

Prague Spring Anniversary

It's forty years today since the Soviet tanks arrived in Prague to "take control", amidst student unrest. The uprising was supressed, many people were killed, and the Russian troops shot at the National Museum, believing it was the home to the Czech radio station which had been broadcasting anti-Russian programming. Forty years later, there was ...

Český Krumlov – Night and Day

So I've decided I'm not going to renounce my Australian citizenship just yet. It rained this morning in Český Krumlov, completely ruining my view this was the world's most perfect town in which to live. The rain didn't last too long though, thank goodness. Last night in Český Krumlov was a load of fun. After ...

Český Krumlov

You might as well be the first to know: I'm not coming back. I made the momentous decision today while having lunch seated by the river in the small Czech town of Český Krumlov. Although it's even more of a tourist town than Prague, it's absolutely beautiful. I think it's one of those places where ...

Fly On The Wall in Prague

I haven't written much about food on this trip. At the risk of sounding parochial, it's mostly because most of what I've eaten so far has been pretty bloody awful. Put simply, it hasn't been anywhere near the quality for anywhere near the price of what I can get at home. Food-wise, I don't expect ...

Guess Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed?

“Wake up, wake up, mate. You've got to get out of my bed. Wake up!”, I said to the young bloke taking up more than his fair share of my bed in the middle of last night. Unfortunately, it's not as sordid as it might sound. He was a young Australian bloke who had arrived ...

Out Of The Rain (And Smoke)

Although I'm sure it would have been useful, I've been holding off on buying an umbrella while travelling. I've been thinking it's just one more bit of crap to carry around. And besides, I have a very good leather jacket, which is both warm and water-proof, and I also have a cap that keeps my ...

Lovin’ Prague

My main plan for the day was a four-hour tour which started at about lunchtime. Anticipating I was gonna be bloody hungry by the end of it, I snacked on a Czech sausage from a road-side stall just before-hand. The sausage was pretty tasty, and for about $2 Australian, I got a 600ml bottle of ...

Riga, Brussels and Prague

So which airport would you like me to describe first? Today, I've visited three different airports in three different countries: Latvia, Belgium and now the Czech Republic. And although it sounds like a bit of a drag – all in the name of a cheap airfare – it was actually loads of fun. My first ...