S: 2012 Czech Republic - Sonja, Shawna & Melissa
BC: “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro
FC: Czech Republic 2 0 1 2
1: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC | May 2nd
2: Arriving in Prague, felt like I was retuning HOME. It was like I was never gone.
4: We settled in our temporary home. Luckily it was for only 2 nights!
5: "One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." | Henry Miller
6: THE ROAD TO KARLOVY VARY | May 3
7: Plants for canola oil called repka, hops for beer , castle ruins, a brewery and "wildflowers" were among the sights we saw during our bus journey.
8: KARLOVY VARY | May3
9: Moser Glass Factory
11: The ARCHITECTURE of Karlovy Vary
12: 14 spa sources, be careful what you drink or it will be a long bus ride back to Prague...
17: THE TRANQUIL GETAWAY, BRNO | May 4
20: KARLA, DAVID & VERUNKA, OSTRAVA | May 5
21: A beautiful WEEKEND with friends both NEW & OLD
23: Spending time with Karla, David & Verunka was a TREASURE. There's nothing like having your pronunciation corrected by a 3 year old.
24: Out and about in Ostrava
25: The natural BEAUTY of southern Thailand was stunning.
26: EXPLORING IN BRNO | May 7
28: For over seven centuries, Spilberk Castle has dominated the skyline of Brno, a reminder of the safety and protection it provided. However, there have been times in the history of Brno when the fortress inspired fear, and represented oppression for the citizens of the city. | Over the course of the centuries, the importance of Spilberk and the part it has played have changed considerably. From a major royal castle and the seat of the Moravian margraves, it gradually turned into a huge baroque fortress, the heaviest prison in the Austro-Hungarian empire (the infamous dungeon of the nations“), and then a barracks. Today, Spilberk houses the Brno City Museum, and is one of the most significant cultural centres in Brno. It was certified as a national heritage monument in 1962.
29: SPILBERK CASTLE, BRNO | May 8
30: If I lived a LONG time ago, I would have been TALL.
32: RETURN TO PRAHA | May 9
33: EVERYWHERE...A CASTLE VIEW | Prague
40: A day at Prague Castle!
41: IS A DAY TO ENJOY HISTORY, BEAUTY & WALKING | May 10 & 11
44: WHAT'S A CZECH TRIP WITHOUT MUSIC? | Druha Trava
45: Folkovy Kvitek was a fun music endeavor. Thank goodness we had a ride.
48: “I see my path, but I DON'T know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what INSPIRES me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro
49: And I thought it was going to be just another BORING train ride...what was I thinking????
50: FOOD | Throughout our trip
52: GETTING AROUND IS ALWAYS AN ADVENTURET|Every single day
54: Random Memories
56: STEVE & IVANA | May 13