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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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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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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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Apr222017

IHG Point Breaks Brno and Vilnius trip reports

Two of the hotels on the next April 24-July 31, 2017 IHG Point Breaks list for 5,000 points reward nights are hotels I stayed on Point Breaks awards since 2015. Bookings will be allowed at Point Breaks rates beginning Monday April 24. Holiday Inn Brno, Czechia My trip report on Brno Sep 2015. Impressions of…

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