The picturesque country of Czech Republic is wondrous with over 2,000 castles, chateaux, cobbled streets, impressive castles, rolling hills, quaint cathedrals, dense forests, marvelous museums and spa resorts. The land of Martina Navratilova and Ivan Lendl, Czech Republic will enthrall you.
The capital Prague, is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Located on the banks of River Vltava, Prague, boasts of several architectural marvels in Gothic, Baroque, Belle Epoque and Romanesque styles. The historical centre covering 866 hectares is included in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage.
The best way to view Prague is from Charles Bridge which offers a fantastic view of Vltava earning Prague the name of "Fairyland City". This stone bridge connecting the Old Town and Lesser Town, has lined on it, arty people-musicians, painters, vendors and Haloween style beggars. Within, is a Sculpture Gallery. Not only will you load your camera will more rolls, but you'd want to camp right on the bridge!
You'll be transported to another era, as you find old horse-driven carriages and vintage cars at the Old Town Square. The Astronomical Clock looks ancient and elegant. Jewish Town contains about six synagogues. The Prague Castle is a must-see, surrounded by Ledeburg Garden, and The Small and Big Palffy Gardens and so are St. Vitua Cathedral and St. George Basilica. The Lesser Town boasts of 17th and 18th century palaces. You'd want to buy charming match-boxes, elegant blown glasses and crystals and wooden toys.
Southern Bohemia is a land of quaint castles, chateaux and lakes. Aptly called Bohemia, it's certainly paradise on earth, with its pristine lakes and virgin forests. Cesky Krumlov is a charming town, included in the UNESCO list. The Zvikov Castle and monasteries will make you fall in love with the world.
Northern Bohemia is a haven for trekkers and skiers, given the mountainous terrain. Western Bohemia is famous for its spas, especially Frantiskovy Lazne containing 24 springs, used to cure infertility and heart problems. Karlsbad is famous for its sulphur springs. East Bohemia looks enchanting with castles and peculiar rock-formations.
Called the "Green Roof" of Europe, Sumava is a long forested mountain, with bewitching valleys, mountain meadows, folk buildings and ridges, making it a very romantic place. Ski slopes are aplenty. The town of Pilsen is synonymous with the pilsner beer, invented here. The UNESCO biosphere reserve is partially located here.
Your trip is incomplete without a stay at the Czec-Moravian Highlands, aptly called "Green Heart", with clean environs. The atmosphere has inspired many sculptors, artists, composers and writers!
Southern Moravia is a land of contrasts, with Lowlands and hill-slides, beautiful vineyards and wine cellars. Time stands still, as folk costumes, ancient buildings, folk music enthrall you at the Slovacko region. The limestone Hills of Pavlovske is very recommended and so is The Podyji National Park. Valtice Complex is famous for its two chateaux. The Vala'sko, Northern Moravia has many wooden cottages and churches.
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Watching travelers in an airport coffee shop while waiting for my flight, I couldn't help but wonder what 2010 has for me when it comes to traveling. Of course, 2009 was a good one. I have covered almost 20,000 miles, visited four countries, and enjoyed several beaches and landmarks. It was my first time to cross the Pacific, expanding my journeys beyond Asia, and to travel during my birthday. Looking ... Read full Blog post
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