Prague is well situated in central Europe; many European capitals and even more pleasant towns are an easy trips from Prague. These are some that we visited.

I am way behind on writing them up, a good problem to have as I spend more time doing than writing. ūüôā

The latest:  Dresden:  Christmas Charm  Dresden winter lighting


Loket Bridge and Ohre River


A summer jaunt into the mountains to tour a castle and walk along a river.  Loket:  Beauty in the Elbow

An easy day trip:  Hrusice, home village of beloved Josef Lada. A pleasant 20 miles from Prague  Josef Lada village map

The Czech second city:   Brno,  A university town that is very comfortable from downtown to Cow Hill (Monte Bu).  Cow Hill, Brno


Budapest, Hungary:  a city well worth spending time except for the strict time limit on transit passes.  Read our adventures here.

Budapest Prince & Palace

In the bitter cold of January 2012 we took a two-day trip to Poland. ¬†We found it quite educational; a real travel adventure. ¬†See Karin’s photo-journal by clicking on the photo (Once there you may have to hover with mouse to discover descriptions).

Klodzko, Poland

river avenue in Karlovy Vary

A much more pleasant January trip was to the spa town of Karlovy Vary, better known as Carlsbad.  Very Russian of us.



Pilsen: Brewery and City

Cesky Krumlov:  You will fall in love!

Bones and buildings at Kutna Hora  Crest of bones at Kutna Hora Ossuary


view from our villaA taste of Italy:  Umbria, Florence and Venice

More to follow . . .

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