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Jul282018

Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice

Clarion Congress Hotel České Budějovice is an example of a hotel deal that took me to a city I probably would never have planned to visit otherwise. A hotel suite bookable through Choice Privileges for 8,000 points on Friday-Saturday and 10,000 points Sunday-Thursday was 38,000 points for our Sat-Tue 4 night stay. I purchased 38,000…

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Jul262018

Colors of České Budějovice on a summer Sunday

Architectural color is one of the most appealing aspects of travel in the Czech Republic. On a summer Sunday late afternoon I walked streets of the historic city center of České Budějovice photographing brilliant colors seen all around. Old town České Budějovice is located at the confluence of the Vltava and Malše rivers surrounded by a somewhat circular green belt…

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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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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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