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Prague in Springtime

Prague in Springtime

Prague In Springtime You may be wondering when the best time to visit Prague may be. Prague in winter may be a bit cold, and you’ve heard that Prague in summer is usually overcrowded, hot and expensive. So what about Prague in springtime? Prague in spring is a real...

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Holesovice Prague Area Guide

Holesovice Prague Area Guide

Holesovice Prague Holesovice is one of the best areas in Prague to visit and even stay. It’s a former industrial suburb, like Karlin across the river, albeit with considerably more Prague sights to see than its neighbour. Many of its old industrial buildings...

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Vltava River in Prague

Vltava River in Prague

Vltava River in Prague Exploring the Vltava River in Prague is one of the best ways to get to know the city.  The stunning Charles Bridge crosses it and mighty Prague Castle overlooks it, but there’s so much more to see besides. For a start, there are four...

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Troja Castle Prague

Troja Castle Prague

Troja Castle Prague Troja Castle Prague is a splendid Baroque chateau on the outskirts of the city, and it’s also home to one of the most beautiful Prague gardens. Troja Palace is now part of the Prague City Art Gallery, and hosts part of its collection there. Troja...

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Obora Hvezda Prague

Obora Hvezda Prague

Obora Hvezda Prague Obora Hvezda is one of the best forest parks in Prague. It was originally a game reserve, established in 1534 by Ferdinand I on land owned by nearby Břevnov Monastery. Its name, Hvězda, means ‘star’, the shape of the fascinating Renaissance summer...

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Blatna Castle

Blatna Castle

Blatna Castle Blatna Castle  - Zamek Blatná in Czech - is one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic.  It may not be one of the best-known Czech castles like Karlštejn or Konopiste, but it’s far and away one of the most picturesque. Blatná also...

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Pruhonice Park Prague

Pruhonice Park Prague

Pruhonice Park Prague For once, a question to begin, and no Googling for 30 seconds. Which of the Prague parks and gardens ins a UNESCO World Heritage Site? It’s a fairly safe bet that relatively few of you came up with the answer, which is Pruhonice Park Prague. If...

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Kampa Island Prague Area Guide

Kampa Island Prague Area Guide

Kampa Island Prague Guide Most people walk above Kampa Island Prague without setting foot on it or realizing it.  The Charles Bridge passes over it just before it reaches its end in Mala Strana, the wondrous Prague Lesser Town. It’s one of the quieter areas in...

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Wallenstein Gardens Prague

Wallenstein Gardens Prague

Wallenstein Gardens Prague The Wallenstein Gardens are possibly the most magnificent of all Prague gardens. I couldn’t wait to revisit them in spring 2020 after a wait of almost 30 years, and saw them within days of their delayed reopening. The eventual reward was...

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Prague Gardens

Prague Gardens

Visit The Loveliest Gardens In Prague If you visit the city in spring or summer, whatever you do, make time to see some Prague gardens. The formal gardens in Prague are among the best things to see in Prague, from 17th century Baroque gardens to beautiful gardens set...

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Wales In Winter

Wales In Winter

Wales In Winter If you plan to visit Wales in winter, there’s a good chance you’ll see it at its most magical. The days are short, the evenings long, the temperature drops but I’ve found over many visits that winter in Wales might be cold but it warms the soul rather...

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Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog

THINGS TO DO IN BLAENAU FFESTINIOG It’s one of the most unusual landscapes in Wales, set in an imposing amphitheatre of mountains, with an imposing amphitheatre of slate spoil and waste between the houses and the mountains. I...

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Best Towers in Prague to Visit

Best Towers in Prague to Visit

It might not be the greatest surprise to learn that there are many towers in Prague to visit in the famous City of a Hundred Spires.  They are among the most prominent landmarks of Prague, and essential stops if you want to seek out the best views of the city....

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Vrtba Garden Prague Guide

Vrtba Garden Prague Guide

VRTBA GARDEN PRAGUE GUIDE We had to wait several months to visit the Vrtba Garden, Prague.  It’s one of the most beautiful of the many Prague gardens, and like the nearby Wallenstein Gardens, only opens during the spring months.  It turned out to be well worth the...

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Cubist Museum Prague Guide

Cubist Museum Prague Guide

CUBIST MUSEUM PRAGUE The amazing array of Prague architecture is one of the main reasons visitors flock to the Czech capital. Old Town Prague is best-known for its skyline of Gothic spires and Baroque domes, but it hides one of the most fascinating – and beautiful –...

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The Best Landscapes in Wales

The Best Landscapes in Wales

LANDSCAPES IN WALES It’s the landscapes in Wales that leave the strongest impression with visitors. We’ve travelled to every corner of the country, in some cases countless times over, and our guide to the many landscapes of Wales is a great introduction to the many...

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Best Beaches in North Wales

Best Beaches in North Wales

BEACHES IN NORTH WALES  We love exploring the many beaches in North Wales.  They have everything you could want from a beach, whether it’s wild Welsh scenery, miles of sand for the kids to run along, somewhere to surf or kayak or just chill out in...

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Hotel Pod Vezi Prague Review

Hotel Pod Vezi Prague Review

HOTEL POD VEZI PRAGUE REVIEW So you’re wondering where to stay in Prague. Somewhere near the main Prague sights, perhaps? Somewhere you can eat in, at one of the best Prague restaurants. A place where you can relax in luxury.  Maybe even one of the Prague hotels...

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Best Villages in North Wales

Best Villages in North Wales

Best Villages In North Wales It’s probably best known for its castles, mountains and beaches, but there are also some amazingly beautiful villages in North Wales to explore.  We’ve covered virtually every main road and back road in the region over the years,...

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Rhossili Bay – The Ultimate Guide

Rhossili Bay – The Ultimate Guide

RHOSSILI BAY Rhossili Bay is one of the best beaches in Wales and the UK. Don’t just ask me – it has been given these accolades by popular votes many times, and it’s also recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and one of the best beaches in the...

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Vyšehrad Prague

Vyšehrad Prague

VYSEHRAD PRAGUE Vysehrad Prague is a beautiful fortress and park just south of Prague city center. It’s a little off the beaten path in Prague terms, as many short-term visitors don’t have time to see it, but we’ve come to love the place, and rate it one of the most...

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The Best Castles in North Wales

We’ve compiled a collection of castles in Northern Wales to whet your appetite. We have visited them all, some several times over. We’ve included the most obvious castles North Wales has – the four great castles of Edward I, that comprise Wales’ first UNESCO World...

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Prague Architecture

Prague Architecture

Prague Architecture The varied architecture of Prague is one of the most compelling reasons to visit the Czech capital. Prague architecture reflects almost a thousand years of history, from the Romanesque of St Peter’s Basilica to the vivacious Dancing House, built a...

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