A Few Fun Things To Do In Glasgow

Not far from Edinburgh, not to mention a host of other incredible cities throughout the UK, Glasgow in Scotland doesn’t always get as much attention as the country’s capital. If you choose to include it in a broader tour of the UK however, you’ll discover a thriving, charming city – once a bustling port and … More A Few Fun Things To Do In Glasgow

Goldilocks in Český Krumlov

We recently visited Český Krumlov in Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It is, without doubt, a beautiful place, packed with history and culturally significant – it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status back in 1992. To give you an idea of that significance, it’s the same status awarded to the Tower of London … … More Goldilocks in Český Krumlov

Five star fizz for two bashful Brits

Spa resorts like beautiful Mariánské Lázně are, inevitably, all about the water. But there are so many ways this town’s 40 mineral springs have helped the place grow into the success it is today. Drinking the water–some of it with a distinctly sulphurous tinge–is said to have a range of health benefits loved by royalty, … More Five star fizz for two bashful Brits

Review: Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, Cesky Krumlov

I’ve always loved taking photographs. At 13, my Dad bought me my first SLR camera. At 16, I was selling cameras and developing services in Boot’s on Saturdays. And these days, I provide some photographic tips and take pretty much all the pictures for this site and our Instagram account. So I was really pleased … More Review: Museum Fotoatelier Seidel, Cesky Krumlov

Český Krumlov: beautifully surprising

As Bohemian rhapsodies go, it was pretty simple, really: a man on a bridge over the Vltava River with a barrel organ, turning the handle so it spilled out a little Czech melody. It sounded like summer; but the air was so bitingly cold and clear, that you could still hear the tinkling melody from … More Český Krumlov: beautifully surprising

Pilsen: The city where it pays to drink and drive

In our journey from Cesky Krumlov to Marianske Lazne, we had a few hours to spend in the centre of the Czech Republic’s fourth largest city – Pilsen, or as they say in Czech, Plzeň. Pilsen Tourism had organised a guided tour for us and we learnt so much about this West Bohemian city in just … More Pilsen: The city where it pays to drink and drive

Worlds apart in modern Czech Republic

In Český Krumlov, we had a wonderful guide show us around this town, steeped in historical intrigue. Our guide had grown up in the vicinity and being inquisitive types, we quizzed her about topics outside the bygone days. In particular, as it falls within our lifetimes, we wanted to understand how things were growing up under … More Worlds apart in modern Czech Republic

Review: Garni Hotel Castle Bridge, Český Krumlov

Introduction: Time of year: Late January 2018. Purpose of trip: This was the second stop on our eight day visit to the Czech Republic. Why we chose this place: The Garni Hotel Castle Bridge  was organised for us by our hosts as a comfortable, central base from which to explore the beautiful town and UNESCO … More Review: Garni Hotel Castle Bridge, Český Krumlov