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Pizza at the Prague Zoo Zoo MonkeyMy Friday the 13th started with meeting my Czech friend at the gates of the zoo at 9:30 am. We are not able to spend as much time as we wanted to because she has last minute jobs and emergencies at her veterinary clinic. We started our visit of the zoo counterclockwise and 90 minutes went by very quickly and it ...

A Mother and Daughter trip to Bermuda, On a Budget Bermuda is not only for couples and honeymooners, it’s for everyone! It was on my list of places to visit after reading Mark Twain was quoted as saying everybody can all go to heaven if they wanted, he would rather stay in Bermuda. It was also on the list for the caves which Mark Twain also visited. Mama D made ...

Verdmont House on Collector’s Hill in Bermuda Atop of Collector’s Hill, named after a collector who used to reside at Verdmont House, is erected a pink house in Georgian Style. We were charmed as soon as we arrived and started with lunch, sitting on the bench at the back of the house which is in fact the front, facing the ocean on the south shore. The house has ...

Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo: A Very Special Place for Us Located in Flatts, in Smiths Parish, the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo was walking distance from our vacation rental. It is a very small place but rich in experience. Even though parts of the aquarium were closed due to damage caused by hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo, we still enjoyed ourselves and even went for a second visit. On our first visit, we ...

Swimming With Dolphins in Cayo Guillermo, Cuba One of the highlights of my trip to Cuba was the swim with the dolphins at the Delfinario Cayo Guillermo. A little train picked us up from the Resort in Cayo Guillermo and drove us the short drive to the dolphinarium which is located in a natural mangrove area and has a visitors area and café as well as a ...

Dvorak Museum Back of Dvorak MuseumAfter a morning visit from my Czech friend, I went to the Dvorak museum on Ke Karlovu. I spent a lot of time there, even though it’s a small museum. I took advantage of the 30 minutes I had to wait outside to photograph the statues and the buildings. It was a very beautiful day and no one seemed to ...

Cats of Bermuda There are lots of churches in Bermuda and unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit any. Not being religious, we still have our own system: we’re “Catolics”! We saw so many cats it’s unbelievable! Many of them were ginger color and they all seemed pretty clean though I must admit some looked a little rough. We saw them everywhere, from our ...

Charles University’s Botanical Garden in Prague Charles University Botanical GardenI am now in hotel 16, and I am so glad I decided to come here instead of staying at the other place. I might have to move this weekend but nothing I am sure can compare. I am well taken care of here and it is better suited for my needs. There is construction next door but the noise ...

The Cuban city of Morón The resorts in Cuba along Cayo Coco are amazing, little jewels hidden along the white sandy beaches of turquoise waters. When you’re there you are in a fairly perfect bubble of comfort: the food is abundant, the grounds are idyllic, the drinks are free and flowing, and all you need to do is decide which beach chair has the best ...

The Princess went to the Castle! Walk to Koneprusy caves from parking lotThe clock started to tick and I realized it was time to visit the caves so I went to the closest ones to Prague: Koneprusy. I ordered the chauffeur fot 11:00 am I told him we might go to Karlstejn after the caves which he seemed to agree but wasn’t too pleased. The ride to the caves was very nice and ...

Hotel 16 in Prague Prague White HorsesI thought about posting a review on Tripadvisor about Hotel 16 in Prague but after reading all the recent positive comments I thought I might keep it on tripsister only because they will be so famous there won’t be any room available when I want to go back! I told them if I posted a review I would call them ...

There’s No Place Like Home Banks of the VltavaThe return home is bitter sweet. One part of me is happy to be home reunited with my family and the other one still hasn’t left Prague, and is still saying her goodbyes, walking on the banks of the Vltava with original symphonies in her head that nobody will ever hear. On my last day in Prague, I think I finally ...

International

The smell of coal I am finally in Kostelec Nad Cernymi Lesy and I didn’t get here by the means of transportation I thought I would. I was supposed to be coming by train and bus but I was too tired and wasn’t feeling too well. My chauffeur picked me up at the hotel in a mini Mercedes Benz van. It was a little ...

Sunday in Kostelec Nad Cernymi Lesy Bottled waterThe sun was finally shining this morning! For the first time, I had a good night sleep of maybe 8.5 hours which is still not enough for me, still jet lagged. My eyes were so red! There are no facecloth in my room here so guess what I am using…a sock! A woman’s gotta do what a woman’s gotta do! ...

A Czech Wedding in Kostelec Nad Cernymi Lesy Wedding chapelAfter a decent night of sleep according to Czech standards (6.5 hours), I woke up to a grey cold morning in my fresh white and orange IKEA decorated room. I wrote some postcards thinking I would post them right away but on Saturday, the Post Office is only open from 8-10 and when I got there, the line up was ...

My First All Inclusive Vacation in Cuba Sitting on the beach and doing nothing isn’t my idea of a vacation so I’ve never gone beyond Florida for some warm weather when winter in Canada strikes. I’ve heard tales of Cuba from a few friends and acquaintances who have been there and say it’s a great place for a vacation so finally decided to give it a try ...

Dominican Republic & Riu Bachata Last year was a visit to Cuba and this year I decided to try the Dominican Republic. The thought of spending two full weeks at an all-inclusive resort in the sun during a cold Canadian winter is too enticing and I went for it, booking a stay at the Riu Bachata. The Riu Bachata is located in Puerto Plata in ...

When You Wish Upon A Star Charles Square TreesWhat are the odds of me hearing a Walt Disney song while having my breakfast in the hotel? Yes! This morning I heard the Pinocchio’s song “When You Wish Upon a Star” and it brought tears to my eyes: I felt so special: That and being treated like a famous movie star! I have good news: I don’t have to ...

Jsem v Praze! (I am in Prague!) I can’t believe I am in Prague finally! What a crazy set of flights this was. From Moncton, NB to Toronto ON, to London, England and finally to Prague, Czech Republic. As I am writing,  I am fighting the urge to lay down on the bed and sleep until forever. The British Airways flight attendants were just outstanding, especially David, ...

Playa Dorada All Inclusive Bubble in a 3rd World Country Dami offered me a trip to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic for my birthday. He just couldn’t resist the Sunwing offer so we flew Mama D over and went for an all inclusive week to the adult only Viva Wyndham V Heavens Resort in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. We spent my birthday with dolphins and sea lions at Ocean ...

Making “Praguenade” The rivers flow and I try to go with the flow. I am now getting more familiar with my surroundings and last night I took a walk as the birds were saying “good night, don’t let the bugs bite”. I heard them from my room and I thought I should go for my first walk by myself after supper. I ...

From Alice to Dorothy Outside the window at Alice PenzionSaying goodbye to my hosts at Savojska Penzion was so hard. They are truly friendly and good honest people with big hearts. The daughter of the owners was so sweet. I will miss them and their cute dog Natalka. They were pleased to know I had put a picture of her on Tripsister. My visit to this small town will ...

My Last Day in Prague Saint AdalbertMy last day in Prague was a strange day. It was cold, grey and raining. I walked mostly along the Vltava but got lost for about an hour in the narrow streets of the old town where I bought a souvenir in a little charming gallery called Art Master Gallery, at 6 Liliova Street.  The lady working there was so ...

Dobrý den: My Trip to Prague, Czech Republic Czech phrase book and money6 months ago, my Czech friend told me she was getting married. We both thought it would be a fantastic opportunity for me to visit and so she officially invited me to the wedding. I had good intentions of learning the Czech language but I got side tracked along the way and didn’t learn as much as I thought or ...

Vacation Spoiler: The Bachelor Canada Filming in The Dominican Republic We had prepared for almost everything for our vacation to the Dominican Republic to make sure we had repellent for mosquitoes, anti-nausea pills and anti-diarrhea pills, health insurance in case of a Tsunami, and sunblock for the high UV levels so we figured there was nothing that could dampen our week stay at an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic ...

Tram 22 and Checking Out of Room 22 Walk to the Prague CastleToday was the day my friend’s father picked me up at the hotel. He knew very well this part of town and told me about the surrounding university buildings. He also told me about the French Association Center which houses a small French Library and a small cafe. It is near Wenceslas square. He even had tram tickets arranged for ...

A Ghost Town on a Saturday Night The Dining room at Zeleny DumAfter the wedding reception, my ride brought me back to a poorly lit ghost town. No matter how many times anyone would tell me this is a safe town and I don’t need to worry, I just cannot help but feel a little uneasy every time I walk in the alley to my door. After chatting with Dami and Mama D, ...

Gardens Are a Girl’s Best Friend Prague Garden StatueCall me crazy but I prefer gardens to diamonds… yes and today I decided to visit the Royal Gardens and the gardens below the Prague Castle. I thought about visiting the treasures but changed my mind. What an awesome place it is! I have never seen anything like it. It must be even more beautiful in the summer with all ...

A Day in Viserhad View from ViserhadI am writing this post sitting on the sofa of my new room #35. This is the biggest room I have had so far. It has a separate living room, a separate bedroom with the entrance and bathroom in the middle. The room is on the street side with two tiny windows which are too high for me to see ...

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