Gravestones, Gnomes & Złoty Pies, Wrocław, Poland

In our sights was a cosmopolitan municipality whose university produced nine Nobel laureates and a quirky anti-communist resistance movement. A centre for locomotive manufacture, it’s a place where you can get footplate experiences on the last scheduled steam passenger service in the world. Over the centuries, it has been known by many names, including BreslauContinue reading “Gravestones, Gnomes & Złoty Pies, Wrocław, Poland”

Journey to the Centre of Europe, Bolków, Poland

A Polish man went for an eye test. “Can you read the chart?” the optician asked “Read it?” he replied, “I know him!” My home town of Blackburn, Lancashire has a large Polish community, so unlike Czech, I can claim some form with Polish pronunciation.

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”

Pokličky & The Scary Secrets of Houska Castle, Czech Republic

We’re often asked “What’s the absolute best place to go?” Our answer: “It depends what you like…”  Today was a classic illustration of that.