After Krakow we headed west and towards the city of Wroclaw. You may have heard of this place because it was European City of Culture in 2016. What you probably can’t do however, is pronounce its name correctly. ‘Rock-law’? Nope. ‘Vrock-law’? Nooooo. ‘Vrock-lav’? No again. The problem is that, for non-Polish people, it’s pronunciation is … More Poland: Wroclaw – It’s All About the Dwarfs!
Krakow is a beautiful, medieval city with a central market square, cobbled streets, elegant houses and countless legends. But it is also so much more than that and its interesting layers were slowly revealed to us as we toured the city.
Leaving the Czech Republic behind, we crossed the border into Poland, heading for Katowice. Once again there was no border to speak of, but all of a sudden the motorways were visually very different. For long stretches there were high barriers on each side presumably to cut out the wind or noise or both, but … More Poland: Getting Thoughtful in Katowice
From right next to our small campsite (Camping Hana) in the rural town of Veverská Bítyška, we were able to get a boat down the Svratka River and across the 10km-long Brno reservoir to the outskirts of the city and from there a rickety tram into the centre. It has to be one of the … More Czech Republic: Brno
Driving from Vienna to Brno From Vienna we headed north towards Brno in the Czech Republic. Now, Brno is the Czech Republic’s second city, after Prague, and Vienna is obviously Austria’s capital city, so you would think that a decent road would connect the two, would you not? Think again. Whilst the road leaving Vienna … More Getting to Know the Czech Republic
We spent three days in Vienna, exploring the city and visiting a number of its great attractions, some of which I wrote about here. But the thing that all of us enjoyed more than any other was our tour of the United Nations. The United Nations – what is it? The United Nations is an international … More Touring the United Nations in Vienna: Review
The first thing to say about Vienna is that the number of attractions and things to do and see is huge! The city has so many historic buildings, palaces and museums that you could spend weeks here and still only see a fraction of them. So, we did what any responsible parent would do when … More Austria: Vienna