Kokořín to Český ráj – ‘Bohemian Paradise’, Czech Republic

Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak… “Can’t you see the funny side?” I asked a rather grumpy Mark. Children playing nicely can add to the ambience of a campsite. As we tucked into Frankie’s breakfast special on the terrace that morning, the sound of three toddlers enjoying the sandpit was a genuine pleasure. Kokořín had exceeded allContinue reading “Kokořín to Český ráj – ‘Bohemian Paradise’, Czech Republic”

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”

South Bohemian Rhapsody – Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

We caught glimpses of a magical city of spires and terracotta tiles, almost moated by the River Vltava as she nestled into a horseshoe-shaped bend in the river. We were driving around the ring road looking for parking and worrying, because we had no Czech currency to pay for it! But Český Krumlov granted usContinue reading “South Bohemian Rhapsody – Český Krumlov, Czech Republic”