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  • Locations,  Photos,  Trips

    Our ski-less winter holiday in Avoriaz

    This winter, Pav and I hit a few travel milestones and some travel firsts (somewhat unexpected). We had originally planned a family ski holiday in Avoriaz, France, which didn’t quite pan out as we imagined it. First, it was just the two of us without the rest of the family and, second, we had no snow to actually ski on. Which made for quite an interesting holiday. We arrived in Avoriaz on Dec 31st, 2017 definitely ready to greet 2017 with a big hug. We got there around 4 PM after quite a few delays due to freezing fog, which was present across all airports we visited (we flew Prague-Brussels-Geneva).…

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    Mikulov: the wine and the hike

    A couple of weeks back we decided we need to get to know our own country, the Czech Republic, a little more. We had a couple of days to explore, so we decided to go to southern Moravia for two and a half days. First stop was Mikulov. Mikulov is a small town, but absolutely gorgeous. We spent half a day there but we wished our hotel was in the town, because we loved it so much. By the time we got to Mikulov, it was well past noon and we were starving after spending the whole morning on the bus and train to get there. So we looked for…

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    Awaji Island

    Awaji Island is across the Akashi Bridge from Kobe and it was the last place I visited in Japan. It is a great day trip, but in a typical fashion, I only had a few hours before I had to pack and leave for the airport. Just driving around the island was great. The island is made up of rolling hills and mountains, so just driving around is a lot of fun, because you can see a lot. When you first drive over the bridge, you can see the ferris wheel. As you drive on the highway, you pass different towns or just small settlements of the island. You can…