Poland – Krakow – Day 1

I caught the train early on a beautiful sunny day. I noticed that until you get very close to Krakow the landscape along the train line is very flat like the middle of Italy and France! My walk from the train station to my hostel was actually quiet short so I dropped my bag and […]

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Poland – Warsaw – 9 April 2017

What can I say but patterns, patterns, patterns. Since Warsaw was basically demolished by the Germans during WWII, it is a relatively new city. You may think that means new buildings like Berlin. But in fact Warsaw was recreated to match the Warsaw of the past. Much of the reconstruction was based on 26 vedute […]

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Cross Country Skiing

A few weeks ago I tried cross country skiing for the first time. It is offered at school by a fellow teacher. The school also thankfully has skis, boots and poles that we can borrow. So we all met up in the gym and then headed out into the forest. We hiked up to the […]

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Prague – Wrap Up

Well this is definitely a city and country I will be back to visit! I have had a great time enjoying summer sunshine, beautiful buildings and a new culture. Beautiful door handles inside the church which is my favorite Prague building! These benches were all over the place and the stands on them were so […]

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Prague Day 3 – Karlovy Vary 

Well actually not Prague! Karlovy Vary, in English and German known as Carlsbad, is about 2 hours West of Prague. It is a spa town. With a beautiful centre. The first of the thermal waters. There are 12 different spots where the thermal water comes to the surface. The spots all have pipes and fountain […]

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Prague Day 2 – 24,580 steps!

Big walking day today but most of our checklist is done! Me mainlining tea from tiny cups for breakfast! Cool building with chariots on top. The St Vitus’s Cathedral in the Prazsky Hrad. This was our first close up view of the Prague Castle. We had gone up the hill that the castle is on, […]

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Prague Day 1

The astronomical clock in the old town square. This jug was super heavy, I think my right arm gained some muscles lifting that! We flew into Prague today and wow it is gorgeous.  Checked into our hotel, went out to find lunch then a quick visit to the town square! The main part of Prague’s […]

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