Bare and basic. Bed with sheets, pillow and blanket, maybe a place to hang clothes. Bare light bulbs in the ceiling. You will usually be living out of suitcase on the floor. That’s how one unfortunate man begins his description of a Brazilian pousada.
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When we began planning our “grand tour around the Czech Republic,” Olomouc (oh-la-MOOTZ) almost didn’t make the list. Okay, its Holy Trinity Column is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but why drive into the middle of a city just to see it and leave? That sounded like a huge waste of time. Shows you what …
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The ancient silver mining town of Kutna Hora is one of the Czech Republic’s most popular destinations. Only an hour from Prague, it makes a great day trip and an even better destination in its own right.
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While it may appear to be a rather unassuming town, Kutná Hora is a popular tourist destination, and its most sensational attraction is Sedlec Ossuary, the famous “bone church.” To be honest, we’re not fans of the ghoulish or macabre and usually avoid sensational spooky stuff, but in our opinion it would have been hard …
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With all the HGTV examples available, it’s easy to get ideas on how to update a house inexpensively. But they never seem to answer one question: Why is it that home improvement never becomes a priority until it’s time to move?
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There is a fast and easy way to get a basic overview of a city and where the major highlights are located: With a bird’s-eye view from the top of a touristy double-decker bus. I’m talking about those open-top hop-on/hop-off ones that allow you to get on and off whenever you want, all day, with …
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Instead of planning how we’ll spend each travel day, Dan and I prefer to head out with a general idea of where we want to go and stop when something catches our eye. It might be a world-class museum one day, other times it could be a fabulous view along the side of the road …
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