BOROVANY ON BIKE

We were once in Borovany, but we did not ride a bike here in the Southern Bohemia. So why not this time? Absolutely easy 17 km long trail combines nature, history and fun. So check it.

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REUNION. GRAND ETANG

Are you looking for a romantic place in Reunion? Drive to Grand Etang, the only mountain volcanic lake there. Lies at the foot of an almost vertical rock wall that separates it from the valley of the Riviere des Marsouins and there is such a silence that you will hear the pin fall off.

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REUNION. CIRQUE DE SALAZIE

Did you think that the land of Avatar landscape does not exist? Wrong! Visit the heart of Reunion, especially the Cirque de Salazie, and get amazed by the high forested mountains, tens of waterfalls and the Creole villages.

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REUNION. CIRQUE DE MAFATE

We decided for Reunion this year mainly because of its beautiful nature. According to photos we saw before departure, we had great expectations. But what we actually experienced there, took our breath. That's such a beauty! What to start with? With the heart of the island! It consists of three lapsed calderas of the already inactive Piton des Neiges volcano. They're called Cirques. Cirque de Salazie, Cirque de Cilaos and Cirque de Mafate, where I take you today.

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CZECH KARST

It was a weekend, me and Michal stayed home without Ella, it was a sunny day, so we decided to go for a bike! Even so, that the outside temperature was much below zero. This time we went to the Czech Karst, western part of Central Bohemia. To the wild landscape with oak and beech groves, rocks, caves, karst gorges and canyons. Specifically, we have decided to explore Karlštejn surroundings.

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PŘEROV NAD LABEM

We use to visit the museum in Prerov nad Labem during the Christmas time. It is half an hour drive from Prague, very close for us. You can feel the Christmas spirit everywhere, rich program demonstating Bohemian Christmas customs is held on weekends and Ella is always looking forward to the nativity scenes.

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MUSEUM OF SENSES

I found the information about the Museum of Senses on internet and Ella insisted that we have to go. So we did and found out that Albert Einstein's quote that reality is merely an illusion, is true.

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TŘEBOŇ BIKETRIP

Třeboň region is for Czech a classical summer cycling destination. No wonder. The combination of a protected landscape area and deep forests with centuries-old oaks, meadows, nice villages and hundreds of ponds together with a very rich network of bicycle paths and facilities simply work. We spent few days in Třeboň. And although it may be unbelieving, you can find places to hide th crowds in the town and the pond Svět. Amazing 43km.

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PRAGUE BIKETRIP

Just sorting photos and I found some from our summer ride in Prague - Bohnice. Ten nice kilometers on my Ghost electric bike in amazing sunny day aside from the city's rush. Ella didn´t join us, so we cleaned our heads perfectly.

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JEŠTĚD

After a long time I visited Ještěd mountain and it was great! It was a beautiful autumn day and Ella was not bored on the trail, because she was looking for a treasure during the hike. So I did not have to listen to her usual "and when will we be there?". More days like that in Jizera mountains.

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PRŮHONICE PARK

That's when you find out that there is another entrance to Průhonice Park than the main one and you do not have to worry about crowds at the castle than. I was the first time in this back part of the park, and it took my breath away. Especially during the beautiful Theresian summer when it plays all the colors and is absolutely perfect.

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ŽLEBY DEER-PARK

We love Žleby deer-park a lot. A pleasant and quiet place at the chateau of Žleby is connected to the its park and is known for breeding rare white deers. A small public deer-park is open near the chateau. Besides the deers, there are other wild animals and predators. It´s small, but the more sympathetic. 

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PUMPKIN WORLD

I cannot believe October is already here. A month of pumpkins of all varieties, sizes, colors and shapes. We made a trip to the farm U Pipků with Ella, where they grow them, sell and prepared the Pumpkin World in the garden for kids.

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LIPICA

The Stud Farm in Lipica was the only place Ella wished to visit in Slovenia. Although she has a great respect from horses, she loves them and wanted to see Lipicans "dancing". We planned a visit for a day when the perfomance of the classical riding school was held and fulfilled the wish.

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KRIŠTOF KINTERA: NERVOUS TREES

Fall is here and the truth is that it's not so bad at all. Finally, we will find more time for something other than a bike. Like this weekend, when me and Ella visited the extensive exhibition of Krištof Kintera called Nervous Trees in Rudolfinum, which shows sculptures, installations, paintings and interactive objects of the last five years of the author's work. And it´s really fun!

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LJUBLJANA

We did not plan to visit the capital of Slovenia. But the trip to Lipica was faster than we expected from the Logar Valley, so we decided to stop for the ice cream. Although Ljubljana is not one of Europe's largest metropolises, it still has great charisma. Finally, we regretted that we couldn´t stay at least for a day. The city center is amazing.

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VELIKA PLANINA

There is one more wonderful place in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Great Plateau. One of the few shepherd plateaus of such size in Europe. A wooden houses reminding witch hats and grazing cows in the scenery of limestone mountains created a truly unforgettable experience.

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LENAR

I am sure, you know it. Sometimes you find yourself in a place where you only need a second to know that this is it. One breath in and out and positive energy will permeate you. Take the invitation to the place healing your soul, where time is running slowly and guests are treated with joy and love. Welcome to the Lenar farmstead in the Logar Valley in Slovenia.

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LOGARSKA DOLINA BIKETRIP

The most beautiful part of Slovenia we have visited, is the Logar Valley. It is one of the most beautiful alpine glacial valleys in Europe. The nature reserve is located in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and is 9 kilometers long. In the southern part, the Savinja River rises to the surface and there is also a 90-meter-long Rinka waterfall. We took our biketrip along the Solčava panoramatic road above the valley.

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WALLACHIAN MUSEUM IN ROŽNOV

During our stay in Beskydy it was raining one morning, so we decided to visit the Wallachian Museum in Nature in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm. Originally, I did not plan to go there, but I didn´t come up with any other program in the rain. And finally it was a pleasant morning, because Ella likes to stroll around the historical interiors and I discovered a treasure at the end!

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BESKYDY BIKETRIP

Cycling along the peaks of Vsetín Beskydy is worth the effort you need to invest on this 27 km long trail. Yes, it is very challenging and unsuitable for Chariot carrier, but absolutely amazing. And because I was riding my e-bike, I would  ride it right again.

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VESELÍ NAD LUŽNICÍ BIKETRIP

Do you know the Bohemian region Veseli nad Luznici? We didn´t till this summer! It is amazing. We love to explore our country on bikes and even here it was not different. If you love nature, ponds, woods, meadows, silence, South Bohemian architecture, we recommend the following bike trip.

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FUN PARK RAZULÁK

To build the Razulák amusement park right next to the Bečva Cycle Path was really strategic. When Ella saw a lot of attractions on her right, I had  to promise her a visit, otherwise we would not be able to continue our riding. The second day of our stay in Velké Karlovice, Razulák was on our day plan and I still regret that I did not take a book with me because I had two hours off!

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VELKÉ KARLOVICE BIKETRIP

Velké Karlovice is another place I visited for the first time this year. Michal has decided to organize another Blinduro race in this area, and I agree that we can not go any further. For two days he explored trails with the local riders and me and Ella had time for ourselves. There are many trails for hiking and biking, or an amusement park, sports facilites or a swimming pool. We explored Velké Karlovice on a bike and had an amazing time.

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PADDLEBOARDING ON ELBE

Do you enjoy paddleboarding like I do? I tried it two years ago for the first time and I fell in love. When there was an opportunity, I rent SUP and set out to explore the water surface from a different perspective than I used to. We've already bought one SUP this year and I think we'll have to buy another for Michal, he's getting better! Today, I have a tip for SUP trip close to Prague.

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VIPAVA BIKETRIP

Slovenia is not just mountains and lakes but also a wine. The second largest wine region is Vipava, located in the south-west between Kras and Trnovski Gozd in Primorje region. When you are a wine expert, perhaps you know Goriška Brda region, but you should know that Vipava is twice as big. We decided to get around on a bike.

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BOHINJ BIKETRIP

It's an exception when we do not take bikes for a holiday. But Slovenia was no exception at all. Although I had an electric bike, it was my hardest day on the bike ever. When I look at the pictures, I am reminded of every meter of climb and downhill, wanting to cry and scream but then come the pictures of the original mountain settlements and beautiful views of the valley and I, few weeks later, can say, it was worth it.

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VOGEL

I was looking forward to Vogel. Almost every year we visited Vogel with my parents to enjoy skiing. I liked it much more here than in Bovec. I knew these peaks of the Julian Alps only covered with snow, so I was curious how this place looks like in summer.

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BOHINJ

If Bled was great, Bohinj even more. As soon as we saw the surrounding mountains reflected on the surface of this largest freshwater lake in Slovenia, we were immediatelly in love. There are not so many tourists here as in Bled and because it is forbidden to build around, the lake is an ideal place for relaxing on grassy beaches, swimming, boating, kayaking, SUP. It is also possible to cycle or walk around. This whole area has become my favourite one

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VINTGAR

In the eastern part of Triglav National Park, close to Lake Bled, lies one of the most beautiful natural scenery of Slovenia, the Vintgar Gorge. The combination of rocky formations, wild river Radovna and greenery creates an almost fairytale atmosphere.

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BLED

We´ve wanted to make a trip around Slovenia for a long time, but were waiting for Ella to be older and willing to go on a hike. We started our roundtrip at Lake Bled. We were scared that there will be crowds of people there in July, but we risked it. And it was great. It was not overcrowded and the atmosphere was nice. I love such a moment of surprise when something awesome appears in front of your eyes and you can only take a deep breath. Bled, I love you.

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BUCHLOV BIKETRIP

We did not know the area of ​​Eastern Moravia until today. We chose the surroundings of Kroměříž and decided to ride a bicycle at Chřiby mountains, bikers´ favorite location. I wouldn´t ride this hilly landscape without my ebike Ghost TERU 9 for sure. I was looking forward to get known this area glowing with a green and yellow color.

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NOVÉ HRADY BIKETRIP

If you do not like to ride all day only in the woods and meadows and want to see some points of interest during the trip, I recommend this 26 km long trip around Novohradské podhůří in southern Bohemia. You may like Nové Hrady, Theresien Valley, Fort Cuknštejn and Žumberk and the ponds at the village of Janovka.

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NOVOHRADSKÉ MOUNTAINS BIKETRIP

Novohradské hory took our hearts. At the first glance, it seems there is nothing interesting there, but this impression is wrong. It reminds Šumava mountains, but there is one big advantage. The mass tourism avoids them. When I read the map and decided what part to ride through, it was quite tough. Finally, I intuitively decided for 24 kilometers around Pohoří na Šumavě and it was great. We did not have such a great bike trip like that before.

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KRAKOVICE GUESTHOUSE

Are you going to south of Bohemia and looking for a place where you could calmly relax away from people and the rush of the city? Guesthouse Krakovice is the best choice! So far, we have not visted a place with such a positive vibes. Having the opportunity to sleep at a place dating back to the 13th century and being close to nature, is simply an experience.

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VELTRUSY BIKETRIP

This was a great afternoon spent on bicycles at the Veltrusy Chateau Complex. We rode only a little over seven kilometers on bikes, but we had to stop at so many points of interest, that it took us over two hours. It is an ideal bike trip for children, but also for a walk for everyone.

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MILOVICE RANCH

Milovice Ranch is a guesthouse and stables complex. It is located a few minutes from Kroměříž and when you are looking for accommodation in the beautiful countryside of Chřiby, it is an ideal place. We were lucky to be there the only guests, so we enjoyed the silence. Get up in the morning and watch horses grazing in the scenery of forested hills, was like a dream.

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ZLÍN ZOO

We were looking forward to ZOO Zlín. We heard praise from all sides and it was truly justified. This natural biopark by Lešná Chateau is so big that we did not even see it all. We came mainly because of the kangaroos and stingrays that Ella wanted to touch. And she liked is so much.

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KROMĚŘÍŽ

Kroměříž with its historical and unique monuments is called Athens of Haná. We stayed a few minutes away from the city and did not miss a visit. The Flower Garden and the Chateau Garden at the Archbishop's Chateau are listed on UNESCO and belong to the most visited sights in the Czech Republic.

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UHERSKÉ HRADIŠTĚ BIKETRIP

I found the inspiration for this trip on the website of Eastern Moravia by bike. This area has one of the most beautiful cycling paths in the Czech Republic, so it is a paradise for cyclists. We stopped at Velehrad and in the Openair Museum in Modrá village. This trip was a great experience for Ella.

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"THE FLOWER" EXHIBITION

The Art Gallery for children GUD is our favourite one. When Ella was three, she took part at its art workshops. The experimental painting for the youngest is amazing and the children have fun from the beginning to the end. I'm so sorry they have been denied from Kafka's house and have to find a new place. At the chateau Chvalský zámek in Prague 9 - Horní Počernice, the GUD organizes nice exhibition the Flower. An interactive exhibition of flowers by prominent artists, which we had to visit. 

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BOTANICUS

Do you know it? Have you visited it? It is already open after winter and I recommend visiting it. This Centre of Crafts is a great place for all children and their parents. Have a walk through the wide and well-kept Botanicus gardens too.

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FINALE LIGURE ON EBIKE

Finale Ligure. It seems to me that these two words have recently been spelled by all bikers. You will say Finale Ligure, everyone will immediately throw the bike into a van and drive south to Italy. Michal is there for at least a few days every month during the winter. I'm really interested in what's so magical about this location. "Finale Ligure is simply a tradition! There is the perfect weather during  the whole winter, they offer shuttle services and there are plenty of trails," Michal answers. The truth is that it always looked so beautiful on pictures and  I regret not to be able to make it there too. Although Michal told me, there are enough trails not so technically challenging and I could ride them, I never wanted to ride up the hills. But now my wish comes thru.  I have a new friend , a super-light carbon e-bike Ghost TERU 9 and I love it!

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FATA MORGANA: BUTTERFLIES

For the fifteenth time, an exhibition of butterflies takes place in Prague Botanical Garden in Fata Morgana tropical greenhouse. Ella is fascinated by butterflies, so we have decided to vistit it. We have been already in Fata Morgana before to see tropical plants there. We were curious to see how butterflies live in this environment and whether it will be comparable to the Butterfly Park in Benalmadena, Spain, which we like so much.

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BOTANICAL GARDEN MALEŠICE

Especially the botanical gardens of Na Slupi and Troja are known in Prague. However, Prague has one more on the southwest slope of the Tabor hill in Prague 9, the Botanical Garden of the Secondary Technical School of Construction and Gardening. It consists of an arboretum, a moor, an alpine, a growing part and an operating garden. I´m driving everyday along walls of the Botanical Garden, so I don´t understand how I could have missed this oasis of calm for so many years.

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BIG BANG DATA

Big Bang Data, in other words How information technology is changing our world? The exhibition asks whether the information is a new petroleum and  a weapon of mass surveillance, or rather, it is a new opportunity tool of knowledge, prevention, transparency, effectiveness. The Centre for Contemporary Art Dox presents through great installations the phenomenon of information explosion, which we are currently experiencing. We combined the visit of this exhibition with the visit of the airship Gulliver, so Ella was joining us. And to our surprise, she found Big Bang Data very interesting.

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GULLIVER

Last year, 42 m long and 10 m wide steel-wooden structure of an airships was built in Prague - Holesovice and its name is Gulliver. It hovers over the inner courtyard of the DOX  - Centre for Contemporary Art. We finally had a time to go to see it. Absolutely precise airship is breathtaking. Don´t miss it.

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EASTER

We really like Easter! We undersand Easter is the most important time of the Christian year when Christians remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. For us Easter means the end of winter and beginning of spring. We adhere to some traditional customs and enjoy the time with family.  Easter means colorful, positive and happy time... no matter it is raining like today.

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EASTER IN PŘEROV N/ LABEM

Where better to spend a great Easter afternoon than at the openair museum in Prerov nad Labem? We like this place! When visiting this place on weekends, there is a special program inspired by the Easter customs held and you can find food stands at the entrance. Check photos of the Spring museum inside.

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ST. MATTHEW´S FAIR

When you say St. Matthew's Fair, some love it, some hate it. When I was a kid, Grandma and Grandpa took me there every year. And I loved it! I could not nap every time, as I was looking forward to get on the bus, which took us from grandparents apartment to the final stop Holešovice Station. I did not want to get on the tram because it had to wait in traffic and walking was much faster! We joind the crowds streaming from subway station and I was full of awaiting what attractions there are, which I am going to choose, if grandparents allow me to buy a balloon and a rainbow marshmallow. A brightly colored balloon! I saw the same excitement in the eyes of the other children, we underestood each other. But I did not understand why my grandparents did not share the excitement with me and  they seemed  to walk very slow every year.

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IMPERIAL FORESTS ON BIKE

This is how it looks like, when you put your daughter in the Chariot, get on bikes with your mum and talk, talk, talk, and in the end you have finished your biketrip nearly at 17 km. I love the woods in Stara Boleslav, I spent all my childhood there. This is my home, this is the place where I belong and where I come back almost each weekend. We started our biketrip in Stara Boleslav at Zátopek running cicrcuits, continued to the chapel of St. Wenceslas in the Imperial woods close to Káraný and rode through Grado to the Elbe river and than the same way to the starting point. It is really an easy trip that everyone can handle. 

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VAL DI FIEMME

We didn´t want to go straight home from Finale Ligure and decided to spend one day in the Italian Dolomites. This year's winter in the Czech Republic was simply amazing, but I wished to enjoy long and wide slopes with our daughter. My wish came thru in Val di Fiemme.

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FINALE LIGURE

Z Nice jsme pokračovali do italského Finale Ligure. Do místa, kam přes zimu vyráží trénovat snad každý biker, kterého znám. Tohle přímořské město je ale krásné samo o sobě. Sice jsem měla čas poznat jen jeho část u moře, ale i to mi stačilo, abych mu propadla. 

We continued from Nice to Finale Ligure in Italy. To the place, where almost every biker I know, love to train here during the winter. But this seaside town is beautiful itself. Although I had time to get to know only a part of the sea, it was enough to fall in love with Finale Ligure. 

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NICE

I always look forward to the Cote d'Azur! Even if it's only for a while. Ella was five months when I visited the south of France for the first time. Michal had a training camp there, so we joined him. We drove a car overnight. It was a long journey! It took us fourteen hours. After arriving at our apartment, we both were exhausted but Ella was awaken as she slept the whole journey. I decided not to travel like this again. Now, Michal drives, me and Ella fly and he picks us at the airport in Nice. 

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MIJAS

Costa del Sol is one of my favourite European locations. And the upcomming spring is an ideal time for traveling there. If you are at Costa del Sol, do not forget to visit the enchanting town Mijas. It takes half an hour by car from Malaga to get there and is really worth it. Mijas is a small town lost in the mountains 428 m above sea level and has about eight thousand inhabitants. Mijas has managed to retain much of its "white village" charm, with cobbled, narrow winding streets, dazzling whitewashed walls and breathtaking views. If you're lucky and it is clear day, you can see up to Morocco.

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VIDEO - PUERTO RICO.

I know, it took forever! But vlog from our January trip around Puerto Rico is out now! Enjoy this beautiful and sunny island and have a great weekend you all!  Click here.

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KOKOŘÍN ON EBIKE

I took my very first test ride on electric bike Ghost TERU 2 for the Czech edition of Electric Bike Action magazine at snowy Bohemian region - Kokořínsko. You will find more information of the trail together with photos inside today´s post. I was surprised how great the ride was and I look forward to the next one!

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JIZERA MOUNTAINS

It was such a beautiful day yesterday! We made a trip to the Jizera Mountains to Severak Ski resort just for one day and it was the best decision, we could make. We left polluted air in Prague behind and enjoyed the sun on ski courses. I wish more days like this! 

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Ať žije HURVÍNEK!

Ella´s friendship with Hurvinek and Manicka puppets lasts more than a year. She has both figures at home, listens CD stories before bedtime over and over again, know them all and loves their theater plays. Hurvinek puppet celebrates 90 years and the Prague City Museum in cooperation with the Theater of Spejbl and Hurvinek organize an exhibition. We could not miss it.

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WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN

Only three months left! I am going to be part of the charity Wings for Life World Run in May 7, 2017, organized by Red Bull and going to run for those who can´t! Well, it´s time to focus more on training to accomplish my goal from last year. Do you know that you could be part of this movement, even if you won´t be able to go to Bratislava, or anywhere else?

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BUDAPEST

It has been already eight years since I was in Budapest for the first time. There was the Red Bull Air Race held there and the Parliament was the only thing I saw as we were sitting in the opposite. Michal participated in the Downmall Tour 2017 in a shopping mall in Budapest and I joined him.  

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ADIÓS, PUERTO RICO!

Everything comes to an end and our tour of Puerto Rico is over now. I was asked why I have chosen Puerto Rico? I was not able to answer. I haven´t found much information about the island in Czech, Lonely Planet was in English as well. Strange. But for some reason I just had to visit it. It was stronger than me. I could change the decision thousand times, but I always came back to the decision to buy tickets to San Juan.

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PUERTO RICO. Check-in.

Going to Puerto Rico? Read my tips where to book your stay! Two places that we enjoyed and would recommend. One is a guesthouse La Jamaca in the South of the island and other is a boutique hotel At Wind Chimes in San Juan.

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SAN JUAN

I fell in love with San Juan, a charming residential and commercial district! The streets are paved with blue cobblestones which were brought here on Spanish ships and time and moisture have lent them their characteristic color. The city includes more than 400 carefull restored 16th- and 17th-century Spanish colonial buildings which brightly shine. 

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PUERTO RICO. EAST.

East of Puerto Rico attracts mostly for El Yunque rainforest. It covers an area of 28,000 acres in the Sierra de Luquillo. Unlike other nature reserves on the island, there are good signposted trails. They are usually short and pavements very narrow that you have a problem to walk next to eachother. El Yunque rainforest can be reached from the capital of San Juan in 40 minutes, which means that there are crowds of people there. I honestly can not imagine how does it look like in the high-season here. I think, waterfalls can not even be seen over the people.

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PUERTO RICO. SOUTH.

South Caribbean coast of Puerto Rico is the perfect place to unplug and relax. Hidden beaches with fine sand and crystal clear water are amazing. We stayed in a lazy, lovable seaside town of La Parguera, which is magnet for vacationing Puerto Ricans, who spend most of the day in bed and then move with a can of beer Medalla on water. During the day, the streets are empty as fishermen navigate the maze of mangrove canals to the open water to catch fishes.

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PUERTO RICO. WEST

The West of Puerto Rico is known for its great spots for surfing. Unfortunately the weather was not good, so we just went through the center of surfing Rincon and continued toward Cabo Rojo.

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PUERTO RICO. NORTH

We have decided to change the winter for the summer for a few days in January. I opened my computer and began to search where to go. Puerto Rico would be great! I read all available information about this island and the trip became clearer soon. Now we are here and have started our traveling around the island on the North.

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SOME CULTURE

I don´t have so much free time, but I do my best to go to a theater, or a concert as often as possible. I visited three beautiful plays worth to recommend during last four months but mainly for Czechs as 4 sestry and Audience u Královny is played in Czech, The Loser(s) play is from two thirds expressed in acrobacy and dance, the rest is in Czech as well with no subtitles. 

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WINTER IN PRAGUE

I can´t remember when the snow stayed in Prague for more than a week. Me and Ella had no plans for today. I wanted to go on a trip somewhere, but finally we agreed to stay home. We took a sledge and went into the woods. We climbed to our favorite rock and went down on Michal´s bike trails thru the woods to Rokytka river and the pond. There were some kids sledging the hill there, but we disappeared into the woods and enjoyed the privacy there. More days like this!

 

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KOKOŘÍN

Who would go for a ride when there is almost 20 cm of fresh snow and -5 degrees Celsius outthere? Of course, us! When there is finally a snow in the Central Bohemia, the sun is shining, Ella is in the nursery school and I have an e-bike, there is no other chance than to go. So we did! We went to Kokořínsko and spent a few hours in a fairy tale. I think the pictures speak for themselves.

 

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KENYA

When sorting photos, I found my album Kenya. I can not believe that it has been already ten years since I spent two unforgettable weeks in this country full of contrasts. I will always remember three days in the Masai Mara, where we got thanks to the local guides to just a few centimeters from wild animals.

 

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CHRISTMAS

Advent is over, tomorrow is Christmas Eve! We enjoyed the Advent time a lot. Surprisingly, Ella was not sick this year, so instead of only baking and decorating, we enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere outside. We visited exhibitions of nativity scenes, the museum in Prerov nad Labem, we donated some food to dog and cat shelters during the event at the castle in Brandys nad Labem and for the first time, Ella joined us to walk around the Prague Downtown in the evening and she was excited. Regarding the Christmas traditions and preparations for Christmas, we were just doing what makes us happy. Yes, we baked some Christmas sweets, but just to smell it around. Yes, we decorated a gingerbread, but just to please ourselves and friends. Yes, we even made small Christmas decorations, but just because it makes us happy to light them when it is getting dark. Yes, we sent a few postcards, because it is nice. Our Christmas gallery follows. 

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VIDEO Prague Christmas // Follow me around

When you visit Prague during the Christmas, you find yourself in a fairytale. You can enjoy Christmas decorations, lighting, markets with traditional sweets, roasted chestnuts, hot wine and carols playing everywhere. Prague is simply the most beautiful city in the world. 

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NATIVITY SCENES EXHIBITIONS

The exhibitions of the Nativity Scenes by the Church of Our Lady of the Snows and by the Bethlehem Chapel in Prague belong to our favourite ones and we visit them every year during the Christmas time. 

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VIDEO Follow me around // Prague

Our very first video had to be from our hometown Prague, of course. We spent almost six hours strolling around the New Town and Old Town but the time passsed so fast! Prague is simple the best City, check it on YouTube.

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PRAGUE

Do you know that the exact date when Prague was founded, is unknown? Do you know how Charles IV managed to build the New Town so fast? Do you know who came up with the name Lucerna Palace?  Do you know that the Old Town was originally up to three meters lower than it is now and why? Any idea where walls of the Old Town were and that the Vltava river flowed behind them? Do you know where Mozart stayed when composing the opera Don Giovanni? Do you know in which house Charles IV was born? Guess why Wenceslas IV didn´t want to live at the Castle and where he moved? Why the statue of Jan Hus is not correspoding with the history? Can you find 365 names on the Astronomical Clock? What do you know about Prague?

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AUTUMN

The fall! I felt always so depressed when this season had begun. My calendar showed the first fall day and I saw only a cold weather, rain, mud, short days and ignored, how pretty can the fall be. I´ve slowly started to like it and have changed my mind. Instead of just surviving the fall season, I'm trying to enjoy it. 

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HRABĚTICE

We decided to spend our Saturday at Hrabetice by Liberec, because there is a snow at the moment, sun was shining and Ella was fit. I spent my childhood in the ski resort Severak in Habetice, so this place means a lot for me. I always like to come back.

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LASOUL

Is it December already? No way. It was summer yesterday and fall was in my dreams only! No, I was not dreaming, lasoul.cz is online! I am able to browse through our travel diary and remember the places we have visited. And because shared joy doubles the fun, we have decided to share our trips public. 

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CZECH-SAXON SWITZERLAND

When I have a chance to leave Prague at least for few days, I do it. So me and Ella accepted the invitation and left for the Czech-Saxon Switzerland. It was our first time there. 

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NA STODOLCI

When travelling to the Czech-Saxon Switzerland and Dolni Chribska village is close to your way, do not forget to visit the restaurant Na Stodolci and have a meal there. You will enjoy it.  

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JESENÍKY

Ok, I agree that you can´t ride your bike everywhere you want. For once, we changed our bike helmets to backpacks, bike signs to tourist signs and explored Jeseniky mountains with Ella on foot. We enjoyed it a lot!

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BARCELONA

So how was Barcelona? Have you enjoyed it? My answer remains the same. Barcelona is simply great. I love it for its architecture, museums, galleries, statues, parks, markets, shops, restaurants, cafés, artists. 

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KUKS HOSPITAL

Yeaaah, we've finally found the time and went to the Kuks Hospital. This baroque jewel tempted me for a long time, not only because of the new cycling path from Hradec Kralove to Kuks.  The path is very easy, goes along the Elbe river and has 26 kilometers.

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CZECH CANADA

To have enough time to get known Czech Canada by bike, we went on vacation a day earlier. I believed that it will be worth it. I read, this is one of the most beautiful bike trip in the Czech Republic. The Czech Canada is very hilly, so it was clear that it will be a daytrip for us.

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PASTUŠKA

When travelling we prefer guesthouses to hotels. We are looking for an inspiration on the internet, or we listen to our friends´ recommendation. This timewe booked our stay in the guesthouse Pastuška at Palava region. And it was great. 

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PÁLAVA

Palava was the last part of Southern Moravia, which we have not visited. Last year we rode our bike in the Moravian Karst, Podyji National Park and around Brno Reservoir. Recetly Palava is a trendy region, everyone seem to go there at least once during the summer. To get known what is so special about Palava, we took our bikes and visited it in July. 

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SARDINIA. Check-in

Are you looking for some nice accommodation in Sardinia? I chose only places, we liked the most and would visit once again when comming back someday. Check my tips!

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CIAO SARDINIA

We came for a week and it was over so fast! Sardinia has its own specific atmosphere and does not want to adapt to strong tourism, which is great. We drove 1.300 kilometers, have seen a lot, but not everything. Everyone finds what desires. If you want bays with white sand beaches and clear sea, go to North. If you want to climb mountains and caves, sail down the river on canoes and go on a trek, go to East. If you want a tourism area with bars on beaches, go to South. For surfing and kiting, go to West. The only thing you will not find here, is Italy as you know it. Sardinia is not Italy at all. Ciao e grazie!

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SARDINIA. Su Nuraxi. Is Aruttas. Iglesias

We said goodbye to Cagliari and drove West to Iglesias, a town with romantic streets and squeres. However, the biggest attraction is the street decorated with colorful umbrellas. And it's amazing.

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SARDINIA. Capo Carbonara

It was cloudy and rainy the fifth day, so we couldn´t enjoy beaches of the Costa Rei. When we came to the beach Spiaggia Del Riso, it started to rain, so we gave up.

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SARDINIA. Su Barone. Cagliari.

I wondered why Sardinia is called the Caribbean of Europe. I understand now! Spiaggia Su Barone is a Caribbean beach in Europe. 

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SARDINIA. Nuoro. Orosei.

We left Olbia and looked forward to Nuoro. This region of wild mountains is an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy beautiful white sand beaches on the coast, climb on cliffs high above the sea level, explore trails on bike, or climb to the peaks and gorges. This area impressed us the most. This is the real Sardinia.

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SARDINIA. Arzachena. Palau.

Today we drove to the archaelogical area of Arzachena. It is interesting to its mysterious surroundings with lots of nuraghe and tombe dei giganti (Giants graves, ancient mass burial site).

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SARDINIA. Costa Smeralda.

I have always wanted to visit Sardinia and my travel dream came thru this year. After reading two travel guides, it became clear that we won´t be able to visit and see everything, we are interested in, due to limited time there. Two weeks would be great, but we had only one.  

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