Kokořín Castle & Kokořínsko National Park, Czech Republic

“Prague, of course!” is most people’s answer to, “Where did you go in the Czech Republic.” But not ours…

Czech Pont Charlie – Karlovy Vary & Loket, Czech Republic

Founded in 1370 by Charles IV, King of Bohemia, Karlovy Vary is renowned for its thermal springs and is the largest spa town in the Czech Republic. ‘Karl’ is Czech for Charles and ‘Vary’ derives from the Czech word vařit which means ‘boil’, so roughly translated, Karlovy Vary means something like, ‘Charlie’s Hot Tub.’ CharlieContinue reading “Czech Pont Charlie – Karlovy Vary & Loket, Czech Republic”

Sommerach to Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

I laughed out loud as we got caught behind the slowest tractor ever, which crawled up the hill out of Sommerach at a speed so leisurely that it failed to register on our speedometer. Besides every plan going horribly awry, a further feature of this year’s tour has been a plenitude of Farmer Palmers. TheyContinue reading “Sommerach to Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic”