Cesky Krumlov is highly recommended in the Lonely Planet Guide and a popular “must see” on the Czech Republic things to see and do list. So it is no surprise that when looking for accommodation I have an enormous range of hostels to choose from. However, after spending several days in isolation in my “cell” in … Read More

Dear Diary 16/37! That is sixteen days since I last saw the familiar faces of friends, when Denise, Jan and Wolfgang waved me off at the train station in Bad Schandau, Germany, and I have another thirty-seven days of travelling before I see familiar faces again, when I meet Monica and Linley in Paris! I’ve … Read More

I’m visiting Karlovy Vary, a Spa Town about 130kms west of Prague in the Bohemia Region of the Czech Republic. It is known for its thermal springs and has been a popular destination since the 1900’s, its rich architecture a blend of Neo Classicism, Neo Baroque and Neo Renaissance, giving it a character of affluence … Read More

I am taking a day trip to Kutna Hora from Prague. I’ve read in my Lonely Planet Book about a small chapel Sedlec Ossuary, the inside of which is decorated with the bones of no less than 40,000 people and I am morbidly fascinated! I need to catch a train from the Main Station around … Read More

I’m on the train and finally on my way to Prague! The carriages are made up of eight seat compartments and I don’t understand the seat allocation information on the doors……..are the seats free or not? I walk down the aisle looking in each crowded compartment until I come across one that is empty except … Read More

I am at the railway station at Bad Schandau, Germany saying goodbye to Denise, Jan and Wolfgang. I’ve already said goodbye to Gabbie at home. This will be my first solo trip on a foreign train and I am nervous. I should be excited too, but as we take happy photos together to mark the … Read More