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  • Stories

    Halloween!

    It’s Halloween weekend! A pretty exciting time of the year if you are either a child or a college student. Halloween, as we know it today and as seen in pop culture, is something that used to be celebrated mostly in the US, but the holiday has started to make its way abroad. Here’s some background on the holiday. All Hallow’s Eve is celebrated on October 31st, and it is the day of the dead. Lots of cultures have a variation of this, in the Czech Republic it’s Dušičky, celebrated in November, or in Mexico there’s Dia del Muertos, it is a holiday during which you remember the dead. It…

  • Locations,  Photos,  Stories,  Trips

    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…

  • How To,  Trips

    Canoeing: 10 Tips for your adventure

    Canoeing is a very typical Czech activity. Lots of people go on canoeing trips with their friends and family in the summer, because it is a fun and cheap way to enjoy the warm weather and have a little bit of an adventure. I have gone canoeing several times, so here are some of my tips, if any of you want to try it out! Water!! Bring lots of bottled water! Hopefully it’s going to be warm and sunny, but this means you need to buy bottled water that you can have with you all the time. I also recommend buying bottled water, rather than using sports bottles, because if…

  • Reviews

    Flying with Finnair

    When I decided to go to Japan, the biggest concern was getting tickets for the correct dates, price and availability. Seeing as I was buying these tickets less than two days before my intended departure, availability was key and we chose Finnair. It’s also the shortest route from Prague to Osaka, with 2 hours or so from Prague to Helsinki and then 9 hours from Helsinki to Osaka with a brief 3 hour layover. Pre-Flight Pre-flight procedures here are pretty standard. You get a reminder e-mail 24 hours ahead of time and you can check in, nothing to remark on. Everything worked as it should have and I was on…

  • Locations,  Stories,  Trips

    Mozambique

    Our three day trip to Mozambique was very relaxing, even though it was short. The road trip there from Johannesburg took a while and there are a couple things you should be prepared for if you’re going to take a trip like this. When preparing for this kind of trip, pack everything you might need. Bring plenty of drinks and food, not just as snacks but also to eat at your destination. Plan your route well, along with possible places to stop for food. You should also plan the route so that you know what kind of a road you will be driving on, whether it’s a highway or dirt…