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Aug062017

Holiday Inn Brno, CZ PointBreaks stay

Kelley and I stayed three nights in Brno, Czech Republic at Holiday Inn Brno on PointBreaks reward nights. These were essentially $23 hotel nights from a Points + Cash booking I made in April buying 20,000 points for $92. My account grew by 20,000 points after canceling that hotel reward stay. Three nights in Brno…

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Jul292017

Brno Bones in Europe’s Second Largest Ossuary

The Catacombs of Paris hold the bones of an estimated 6,000,000 dead. In 2001, the second largest ossuary found in Europe occurred during remodeling of St. James Square/Jakubske namasti in Brno, Czech Republic, where the bones of an estimated 50,000 persons were discovered in chambers beneath the church. The Brno ossuary was established in the…

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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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Dec172016

Make the best out of sh**ty cold dark weather

Bratislava. The name simply sounds foreign and Eastern European to my American ears. The number of times I have had to describe the geographic location for my December trip to Vienna, Austria and from there to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, indicates the general lack of map awareness with my friends and family. Bratislava, Slovakia…

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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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Sep132015

Price of travel in Brno, Czech Republic

The primary reason I chose to spend four nights in Brno, Czech Republic instead of Prague was the price of travel. Prague gets loads of tourists and hotel prices are relatively high compared to the average price for lodging in the Czech Republic outside the capital. Also, I stayed in Prague for a week in…

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