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Nov012017

Prague Walk Vitkov Hill, Zizkov and Karlin

Vitkov Hill, Prague is the site of the Czech National Monument and a statue of Jan Žižka seated on the third largest equestrian statue in the world. Vitkov Hill separates Zizkov District Prague from Karlin District, a former industrial area of Prague that has transformed to an urban business area with a developing reputation as…

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Jul282017

Brno by beer

Our saying in Prague was every city block has a pub. We modified that saying for Brno, Czech Republic’s second city, to every city block has five pubs. http://brnopivovar.hotelpegas.cz/english-about-brewery/ There was no shortage of good dining and beer in Brno. http://www.akademickakavarna.cz/ This Bud is for me. And it tastes so much better than the unrelated…

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Jul262017

Impressions after 9 days in Czech Republic

Some disparate thoughts have developed in my mind after 9 days traveling around Czechia hanging out in Prague, Pilsen and Brno. Despite having my wallet stolen in the first 30 minutes after arriving at Prague Airport, I have enjoyed our time here. English is widely spoken among younger people and virtually everyone involved with tourists…

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Jul252017

Vyšehrad, Prague far from the madding crowd

Vyšehrad is a national cultural monument in Prague. The hilltop castle complex was originally from the 10th century with a vantage point over the Vltava River. The royal residence in Prague alternated between Prague Castle and Vysehrad for a couple of centuries. My stay last week at Park Inn Prague in Nové Město district placed…

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Jul242017

Pilsen Czechia photoessay

Pilsen, Czechia is the birthplace of lager beer mass production. Besides Pilsner Urquell Brewery, the 4th largest city in the Czech Republic also holds the tallest cathedral in the country, the second largest synagogue in Europe, a brewing museum, and Patton Memorial Museum, covering the liberation of Pilsen by American troops during the last week…

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Oct022015

You can call me Reeshard

Funny how divergent events from life come together in memory during travel. In the pre-dawn hour before sunrise, laying in bed in Clermont-Ferrand, France, sleepy and in need of more sleep, my mind drifted to my first French language teacher in 8th grade. In junior high and high school French classes I cringed when teachers…

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Sep142015

Holiday Inn Brno, Czech Republic

The first thing you will likely read about Holiday Inn Brno, Czech Republic is the location is not in the tourist area of Brno. This is a business hotel with a perfect location for the Brno Trade Exhibition Halls in the southwest portion of city center. If you are in Brno for a trade show,…

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