With great sunny weather and high temperatures, it seemed like summer started early this March. So, we felt like having some days off after enduring the long, bitter winter and we decided to go on a roadtrip. There are many car rental shops around the town. We normally prefer to just walk in and handle things with cash (that's usually the best way to negotiate the price) but here, they prefer to have their bookings done online by a third party. We found holidaycars.com to have the best prices. We didn't take the cheapest car, but we took one that was a little bigger (a brand-new Škoda Fabia) so we'd have more space for sleeping. It cost us € 115 for 8 days (the cheapest car … (Continue reading)
If you want to catch the urban atmosphere of a new place, there is no better way, than roaming the streets and its neighborhoods. Although Prague is an artsy metropole, it can still take quite some time to discover interesting pieces of street art. This city is not as flooded with street art as other big cities like Berlin or Lisbon. However, if you put a little effort in your search, you will be rewarded by marvelous examples of urban arts. This article provides a splendid collection of the most beautiful and notorius street art around Prague. As we still live here, we made it our goal to update this list whenever we spot a new baby. We hope you enjoy the photos and get the chance … (Continue reading)
Every now and then we're catching up on our mission to explore abandoned buildings that once symbolized marvelous residencies for the rich and noble. We call this section Time Machine ...because visiting those long forgotten places feels like traveling back in time. Our experience shows that the majority of abandoned buildings can be found on hills and in surroundings which are difficult to access. We came across this phenomenon many times while traveling. For example, the abandoned hotel Panorâmico in Lisbon or another derelict hotel Monte Palace on the Azorean island São Miguel were both built on hills. In a prosperous time, members of the upper class used to spend recreational weekends and holidays amongst lush nature, far off the city. Following the ups and downs of history and economy, the appearance … (Continue reading)
Welcome to the fairy tale world of the 21st century! A place so picturesque and magical, which makes it hard to believe it endured so many eras. Where buildings are not just buildings but rather mesmerizing artworks of the Baroque time. Where a bridge is not just a bridge but rather a mass meeting point. Where many famous poets and musicians were inspired and blessed with beautiful talent. A city that contains more nature than concrete. A place that gathers all cultures in the world and makes them feel home in a special way. Welcome to the Wonderland of Central Europe. Let me introduce you to Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. Prague is the center of Europe, they say. It combines the old and the new world. It's a highly visited travel destination for young … (Continue reading)
We spent about a week in Prague taking care of a cat and we spend some days camping afterwards. We are still in Prague, making plans for what to do next. These are the pictures from our first catsitting adventure. And to finish off, here are some old pictures from cats in the Philippines that we hadn't posted before yet:
It's not so easy to observe how real Czechs eat buns. They don't cut the bun open to put the spread on but rather put the spread on top or the bottom side of the bun. We found a great website that describes a lot more typical Czech characteristics. A very entertaining list.
In the late April we started our Eastern Europe trip. The challenge is to travel all summer long in the cheapest way. Already in the first week we felt that this summer is gonna be an unusually cold one. This may influence our idea of camping in the wilderness. We will be able to relax for some nights until we start our next mission: catsitting in Prague.