Tag Archives: Prague

My European Capital Ranking – Top 5

A drum roll please for my top five! Europe has so many incredible capital cities that whittling it down to my top five was a very tough choice. I know that London is many people’s number one (which I have excluded as it is where I live and work) and from what I know, I […]

Christmas Markets

Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of Weihnachtsstimmung (Christmas mood) and the German speaking world takes the credit as the source of the modern Christmas. They were the first nation to bring a tree into the house and decorate it and are also the original region for Christmas markets. Their traditions have of […]

Bus-ted

I have had my fair share of bus journeys that were memorable for all the wrong reasons – a couple of blow-outs in Java and Laos, ending up in a ditch in Bali, a complete breakdown and three hour wait for a replacement in Vietnam, our bus catching fire and burning out on our way […]

Fifteen Years Of Prague

I have visited the Czech capital on eight occasions. After my first brief visit in ’92 I fell in love with the place in a sad to be leaving couldn’t wait to get back kind of way. In September 1992 I was only there for a few hours at the tail end of my third […]

Friday Photos – Christmas Day

My photos today come from our magical Christmas trip to Prague in 2003. We had a superb four-day break in the snow. I remember we stayed at the Crowne Plaza hotel for £50 per night and ate an 11-course Christmas meal there on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day we took in the Nutcracker at Narodni […]

Friday Photo 4

This photograph was taken during our visit for Christmas 2003. I absolutely love Prague and never will tire of this view of Charles Bridge, St Vitus Cathedral and the castle in the Mala Strana area of the Czech capital. Let’s drink to Bohemia!  

Panoramas of Eastern Europe

Its great to get high in an altitude sense to get a different perspective on your surroundings. Here are a few of my favourites from the East of Europe. Prague is probably my favourite city in Europe. I fell in love with the Bohemian capital during an inter-rail trip in September 1992, when I visited […]

Three Bridges

I am celebrating having finally approved the proofs for my forthcoming book. To mark the occasion I am posting photos of three bridges. No not the town near Gatwick Airport, but three bridges from Eastern Europe, the subject of my writing. The first is the infamous bridge in Sarajevo, the place where Archduke Frank Ferdinand […]