Czech Republic

Eating at Laibon in Cesky Krumlov

Straight up, being a vegetarian or vegan in the Czech Republic is difficult. You will struggle to find a decent place to eat. There will always be at least one vegetarian dish on the menu (usually the deep-fried cheese with salad or chips) at any given restaurant or pub, but you’ll definitely not be spoilt […]

Visiting my first cat café in Ostrava, Czech Republic

There are two kinds of people: dog people and cat people. I’m totally one of the latter, a cat person! Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs. I’m the owner of the most adorable and loveable husky ever. But I would still describe myself as a cat person. Because my husband is allergic to cats, […]

My stay at the Best Western Kinsky Gardens, Prague

Prague is one of a handful of European capitals where you can stay in an affordable 4* hotel. So this is exactly what I did by booking a room at the Best Western Kinsky Gardens. Location The hotel is located across the river from the Old Town Square in the Mala Strana Quarter. The Charles […]

The best Christmas Markets in Central Europe

The festive season in Europe is MAGICAL. Why? In my opinion, Christmas markets. Yes, snow is awesome too. But for me, it’s the festive decorations and Christmas markets that make Europe magical and gets me into the holiday spirit. Below I list the best Christmas markets in Central Europe. Prague Prague in itself is a […]

Staying at Hostel Florenc in Prague

Hostel Florenc is, as the name suggests, conveniently located right around the corner from the Florenc bus station. The beautiful Old Town Square of Prague is only 20 minutes away on foot. This is a great place to stay if you want to explore Prague! When I arrived Even though I arrived after 10 pm, […]

The cheapest way to travel around Central Europe

Winter is just around the corner and what better time of the year to explore Central Europe than during the Christmas Season. Why? Markets. Lights. Snow. Gluhwein. Central European capitals transform into white Winter Wonderlands. Last year, as I was planning my trip to Czechia, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland, I was searching for the […]

Staying at the Gardencourt by Marriott Prague Airport

Catching an early morning flight from Vaclav Havel Airport just outside Prague? Consider spending the night before your flight in the 4* Gardencourt by Marriott just opposite Terminal 1. When I arrived Check in was painless and easy. If you don’t already have a Marriott Rewards card, one will be issued to you free of […]

Prague when it snows

This was my first time in Prague. I chose to visit the capital of the Czech Republic during winter, in late December and again in early January. Why I hear you ask? Christmas markets and snow! Yes, I hoped for snow. I went looking for it. As a South African, snow is an oddity. Before […]

Kutna Hora day trip from Prague

Eighty kilometers east of Prague is the medieval city of Kutna Hora. Known for its silver mines, this once thriving city used to be the leading producer of silver in Europe. Today, Kutna Hora has no more silver left, but it has a famous ossuary. You should definitely visit the city if you can manage […]