Stumbling across a random market in Vinohrady

Meandering from our hotel one morning we are delighted to find a little food market has set up stalls near the metro station in the large park in Vinohrady. As regular readers (ha ha live in hope) are aware, I do have an overwhelming sense of joy whenever I chance upon a market. There usuallyContinue reading “Stumbling across a random market in Vinohrady”

Street sights in Prague

Having been up high on Petrin hill we hopped on and off the fantastic little trams that pootle all around the city. Roaming the back streets and secluded squares dotted around the city we enjoyed getting lost and stumbling across hidden gems. Here’s a selection of snaps of street scenes in Prague. Here’s some ofContinue reading “Street sights in Prague”

Petrin Tower (or Putin Tower as Neil calls it)

Built as a mini version of the Eiffel Tower, the Petrin Observation tower was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition. The tower is 60m tall, which doesn’t sound that high until you realise that it sits on top of Petrin Hill, which is 318m high. (It adds up to a rather vertiginous view) YouContinue reading “Petrin Tower (or Putin Tower as Neil calls it)”

Prague Castle

One of the main sights is the impressive Prague castle that dominates everything from its commanding position above the city. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 square metres. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site and is crammed full ofContinue reading “Prague Castle”

First impressions of Prague – stunning, scorching and an Astronomical clock

We staggered off the night train, blinking and yawning into the glaring heat of the Prague morning. Half seven and already 27 degrees. Not a good start for a vampire shade seeker like me. First stop, we needed to ditch the bags so head straight to our hotel. The marvellous Louren Hotel, situated in VinohradyContinue reading “First impressions of Prague – stunning, scorching and an Astronomical clock”

All aboard the night train . . .

No apologies for using the title of one of my all time favourite cheesy mid 90s dance tunes in the name of this post! Waving goodbye to Poland we got set to board the night train to Prague. Leaving Krakow at 10.01pm it rolls into the Czech Republic at 7.30am. For some reason you can’tContinue reading “All aboard the night train . . .”

Blow to the ego but digital learning!

(This post relates to my old blogger site BTW) Mixing up the posts a little now, a bit of travel, a bit of digital learning through trial and error! Today’s lesson – viewers, audience and discrepancies between the figures on Blogger’s stats and Google analytics. A while ago I managed to install Google analytics to trackContinue reading “Blow to the ego but digital learning!”