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Vintgar Gorge

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Our second day in Slovenia was mostly spent at Vintgar Gorge.  It is approximately 4 kilometers away from Bled and can be easily accessed by bus or taxi.  My friends and I opted to take a taxi for about €3,50 each one way.  … Continue reading

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Lake Bohinj

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I’m taking a short break from sewing to write about my recent trip abroad with friends.  I can’t believe it’s already mid June.  That means happy days will soon be here again.  Yay for two months of paid holiday! So it … Continue reading

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Side trip to Loket

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Before heading home to Prague from Karlovy Vary, we made a side trip to a charming town called Loket where a castle of the same name sits high and mighty on a hill.  We were blessed with a very good … Continue reading

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Karlovy Vary

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Last September 27, my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.  Yes, 10th!  Man, that makes me feel like a hundred years old. We chose to celebrate it in our own usual style , quietly,  in one of our … Continue reading

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Zvíkov Castle

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To pick up from my last post, let’s drive about 20 kilometers down Southern Bohemia to one of the prettiest castles in the country – Zvíkov. It’s quite unbelievable how this castle managed to be off my radar for almost 10 … Continue reading

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Chateau Orlík nad Vltavou

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I’ve been living in the Czech Republic for almost ten years now but it’s only recently when I heard of this château in Southern Bohemia called Orlík nad Vltavou.  My husband knew about it, of course, but he’s a local … Continue reading

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Czech summer: Fishing at Berounka

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Berounka is a river here in the Czech Republic that’s popular for canoeists.  My husband goes here quite often in summer and in early fall not for canoeing but for fishing. Sometimes I would tag along with a blanket and … Continue reading

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Forggensee, Alpsee and Calliope

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This post is the final installment of my Bavaria travel trilogy.  I just have to pay homage to a couple of lakes that add more beauty to this dreamlike side of Germany before I stop gushing about this place. One of … Continue reading

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Postcards from Neuschwanstein Castle

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Neuschwanstein Castle is what brings millions of tourists to the town of Schwangau in Germany every year.  This fairytale castle is the most magnificent I have ever seen.  I wonder if there’s another one in the world that can topple it … Continue reading

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Road trip: Southern Bavaria

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Southern Bavaria is probably Germany’s most picturesque corner.  I’ve heard praises about it, seen several photos of it, and still nothing comes close to having experienced it firsthand.  If you love the outdoors and the sports that go with it,  this … Continue reading

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