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Living in a Hostel — All you need to know about hostels. No Place To Be - An English Couple Blogging their Travels RTW. Wandalust - #1 - The UK Travel Blog - travel guide, cheap flights. Charles Bridge. The Charles Bridge (Czech: Karlův most listen ) is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. The bridge replaced the old Judith Bridge built 1158–1172 that had been badly damaged by a flood in 1342. This new bridge was originally called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) or the Prague Bridge (Pražský most) but has been the "Charles Bridge" since 1870.

As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This "solid-land" connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe. The bridge is 621 m long and nearly 10 m wide, resting on 16 arches shielded by ice guards. History[edit] Through the 19th century[edit] Charles Bridge during 1872 flood 20th century to present[edit] Vagobond - World Travel - World Life. Travelogged. Travel Tips, Travel Ideas and Travel Advice. Prague Castle. Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad) is the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic. Located in the Hradčany district of Prague and dating back to the ninth century, the castle has been a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it.

The Guinness Book of Records lists Prague Castle as the largest ancient castle in the world.[1] It occupies an area of almost 70,000 m2, at about 570 meters in length and an average of about 130 meters wide. History[edit] Prague Castle in 1870 Vladislav Hall The first convent in Bohemia was founded in the castle, next to the church of St. During the Hussite Wars and the following decades, the castle was not inhabited. A large fire in 1541 destroyed large parts of the castle. In 1918, the castle became the seat of the president of the new Czechoslovak Republic.

Churches[edit] Palaces[edit] Live travel blog. Wandering Earl. Prague. The Prague Astronomical Clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working. Prague (/ˈprɑːɡ/; Czech: Praha pronounced [ˈpraɦa] ( )) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. It is the fourteenth-largest city in the European Union.[6] It is also the historical capital of Bohemia.

Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is home to about 1.3 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of nearly 2 million.[4] The city has a temperate oceanic climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. The city boasts more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. A modern public transportation system connects the city. History[edit] Early history[edit] Everything everywhere.

St wenceslas. Cardinal Miloslav Vlk with skull of Saint Wenceslaus during a procession on September 28, 2006 Wenceslaus I (Czech: Václav [ˈvaːtslaf] ( ); c. 907 – September 28, 935), or Wenceslas I, was the duke (kníže) of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935, purportedly in a plot by his own brother, Boleslav the Cruel. His martyrdom, and the popularity of several biographies, quickly gave rise to a reputation for heroic goodness, resulting in his being elevated to sainthood, posthumously declared king, and seen as the patron saint of the Czech state. He is the subject of "Good King Wenceslas", a Saint Stephen's Day carol written over 900 years later, in 1853, that remains popular to this day. Biography[edit] Wenceslas was son of Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia from the Přemyslid dynasty. In 921, when Wenceslas was thirteen, his father died and he was brought up by his grandmother, Saint Ludmila, who raised him as a Christian.

Reign[edit] One of his courtiers was the crypto-Islamic Haď Čarém. Wenceslas square. Wenceslas Square, viewed from the southeast end The upper part of Wenceslas Square at night Wenceslas Monument and National Museum, at night Stallion Ardo, the work of Myslbek exhibited in Košice, Slovakia – a model for the Wenceslas Monument Hotel Evropa Wenceslas Square (Czech: Formerly known as Koňský trh (Horse Market), for its periodic accommodation of horse markets during the Middle Ages, it was renamed Svatováclavské náměstí (English: Saint Wenceslas square) in 1848 on the proposal of Karel Havlíček Borovský. Features[edit] History[edit] In 1348, Bohemian King Charles IV founded the New Town of Prague.

During the Czech national revival movement in the 19th century, a more noble name for the street was requested. On 28 October 1918, Alois Jirásek read the proclamation of independence of Czechoslovakia in front of the Saint Wenceslas statue. The Nazis used the street for mass demonstrations. Art and architecture[edit] Other significant buildings on the square include: Transport[edit] Budget Your Trip. Hôtel Biron. View of Hôtel Biron The Hôtel Biron is an hôtel particulier in the rue de Varenne, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, that was built from 1727 to 1732 to the designs of the architect Jean Aubert.[1] Since 1919 it has housed the Musée Auguste Rodin. Site plan from Blondel'sArchitecture françoise (1752) Background[edit] By the end of the eighteenth century, the faubourg was becoming demodé, with the westward development of fashionable Paris on the Rive Droite.

The duc de Biron's heir, Armand Louis de Gontaut, duc de Lauzun, was guillotined in 1793. During Napoleon's reign, the Hôtel de Biron was the seat of the Papal legate and then of the Russian ambassador. In 1820 it was given to the Société du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus, whose Dames du Sacre-Coeur, dedicated to the education of young women, converted the hotel into a boarding school for girls from aristocratic families, and stripped the house of all luxuries, mirrors and boiseries and added a chapel. Notes[edit] Jump up ^ Ayers 2004, p. 147. All About Turkey. Tourism and Traveling | World's Best Hotels and Best Sightseeings. Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

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The goal is to have a series of gallery showings, and public speaking engagements when my work is completed sometime in 2015. Travel blog. Globe trekker videos (youtube) Globe trekker. Globe trekker blog. “Globe Trekker,” shown in the U.S. on PBS, is my favourite travel show because it focuses on real travellers experiencing slices of local cultures, not sightseeing. McCormick is my kind of traveller. Her enthusiasm for the places she visits is infectious and you can’t help but conclude that she’d be a fun person to travel with.

She got the travel bug in college and has found a way to make a living out of her wanderlust. McCormick has lived in three U.S. states plus Argentina, Japan, Spain and the U.K., but says she’s now settling down in New York. We spoke to her this week about her favourite places, how she balances family life with her nomadic lifestyle and how she landed her dream job. Where did you grow up? I was born in Ohio but I was mostly raised in Florida. Were you a traveler growing up? I grew up with a giant map of the world and a subscription to National Geographic. That was in the mid-’90s after I graduated from college. Do you have a family? I do. What does that mean? Who won? My travel map. I'm going to Germany. Travel instructables.

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Some love packing. Some hate it. What type of packer are you? Read More Saving Money Money, or lack thereof, is the biggest excuse we hear from people for why they don’t take a big trip. Read More Passion We know you’re passionate about travel or else you wouldn’t be here. Read More 196 Reasons to “Just Go” in 2014: Part 1 We made it! Read More Overland A big part of long-term travel is traveling overland. Read More Latest Traveler Articles Traveling with Friends All too often I have heard people lament their group of friends for letting their travel plans fall through due to getting “complicated.” Read More Pros and Cons of a Gap Year Have you pondered taking a gap year to travel?

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So to help you plan your Valentine’s Day travels, it’s time to roll up my sleeves! Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu, made in France, c.1475. This is an example of a cordiform (heart-shaped) manuscript. Helene Berman straw hat Want to be a guest blogger? Travel. Austin is an enticing Texan mix of cowboy boots and progressive attitudes Holidays Willie Nelson lives on a nearby ranch, Sandra Bullock owns a couple of restaurants, and Matthew McConaughey came to Austin as a student and never left. Holiday travel thailand. Your vietnam tour guide. Travel booking. Manonthelam — Travel Blog. The purple passport - diary. The purple passport. My little journey. Mai travel site. Best travel websites. Insego - international minded people. Spunky girl monologues. A smile is worth a thousand hugs, and when you’re attempting to learn a new language you need all the hugs you can get!... Read More Scotland will always have a place in my heart. Hell, in my soul! It’s the home of my father’s family, and destination I chose...

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Spoilt for choice in Nozawa, we decided upon the Onsen with the most traditional architecture. It was called Oyu. We agreed to meet outside in half an hour, and in we went. Firstly, let me say that the weather outside was about 0 degrees, so getting undressed seemed like a crazy thing to be doing, even in a small enclosed bath-house. As custom decrees, I soaped myself down away from the Onsen edge, and washed myself off. So there I was, back sitting on the cold stone edge. Luckily however, one of the young Nihonjin must have taken pity on me, and showed me by example a solution to my problem.

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