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Maria & Brett's HUGE Trip 06-07-08-09-? ok, so the Socceroos lost in 'that' penalty against Italy; Adriatic summers aren't long enough (bliss!); and we found that you should never use the term "Eastern Bloc" when talking to a Czech (Central Europe, please).

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The Obamas come to visit us in Prague

Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | Views [766] | Comments [1]

Waking up early this morning we felt something abuzz: 'there's something happening around the corner and we should go an check it out', we thought. So we walked down the road and bumped into Barack and Michelle Obama... Not exactly how it happened, ... Read more >


Gallery: The Obamas in Prague

Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Obama visits Prague on a european tour. Lucky for us it was just around the corner at Prague Castle, so the early morning start wasn't entirely painful...
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Winter ball in Kobyli - deep, deep heart of Czech kul-cha!

Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | Views [1234]

So we accepted Ales' invite to trundle down the D1 from Prague to Brno and head to his wee town of 2000 people for the once annual winter ball. Held inside because... well work it out for yourself... too bloody cold in the snow and ice outside, the ... Read more >

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Gallery: Kobyli winter ball

Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

Invited by Ales, whom we met at Cejkovice during the Brno MotoGP, we headed off to his home town for a night of dance, traditional costumes and one or two drinks. Ouch, my head hurts.
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There's blood on the streets: must be Xmas in Cz Rep

Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | Views [1331]

Spent our time dodging flying scales and bloody innards from freshly decapitated and debowelled carp on every other street corner; fathers with their kiddies picking out the best Christmas tree to take home to mum, who's no doubt enslaved by the ... Read more >


Gallery: Christmas in Prague 08

Wednesday, 24 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

Need we say more??!! ** WARNING: if you're offended by freshly slaughtered fish, don't look at this gallery (sorry, morbid, we know - but it's on the streets!)
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Gallery: Sue & David's engagement party - live broadcast

Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Following Mum and David's recent engagement (yeeee haaaa!!!!) my sisters and David's daughters combined forces and threw a surprise engagement party (at Mum & David's house!!), gathering most of Mum and David's friends and family together at a moment's ... Read more >
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Firing up for freeezetown

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [941] | Comments [3]

"Waaaaa... waaaahhhhh...", not the screaming of a newborn but the perfect harmonic of a fine-tuned rally car as it came straight THROUGH OUR WINDOW - well that's what it felt like as we tried to prise our eyes from a deep Sunday morning sleep.... Read more >

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Gallery: Firing up for a frrrreeeezing Christmas

Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

We can't believe that ANOTHER year has gone by - however this year seems colder, as we watch the snowflakes sprinkle down onto our hoods and wipe the crystals from our numb noses... More about that later. Here's a snapshot of what we've been up to in ... Read more >
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Gallery: Ex-Soviet airbase & mushroom picking

Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

A day of action! Like 4 days in one, we enjoyed a random stop-off at a disused Soviet airbase, picking mushrooms in the wilderness and of course exploring the far north Czech Republic
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Gothic castles and ex-Soviet airbases

Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Views [3269]

“We have prepared a special programme for you” greeted us at 7:30 in the morning as we met our friends, Daša and Přemysl at the spot by the railway crossing. As we slithered into the back seat of their car, as honey finds its way from a spoon, ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Running away with the MotoGP circus

Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [2245]

I’ve run away with the circus… Although only one month has passed since we returned to the Czech Republic, I feel like I've lived several lifetimes in that very space. Without even unpacking our stuff (all those Tim Tams, sakata bickies, ... Read more >

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Gallery: The weird, wacky and the down right unforgivable

Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

The things that make a place unique
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Disaster finally strikes!

Friday, 25 May 2007 | Views [1576] | Comments [4]

Now I know what it feels like to be a phantom writer, as Brett is typing this as I speak. I'm currently incapacitated, as you can plainly see. How did it happen you ask??? This is your guess. Use your imagination and I'll get back to you in a week ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health


A Whippin' Good Czech Easter

Sunday, 15 Apr 2007 | Views [3818]

What do horse-hoofed devils, crossbows, medieval feasts and the whipping of women have to do with Easter? Everything - in the Czech Republic anyway. With a predominantly atheist/agnostic population and no overriding influence by any religion, ... Read more >

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Gallery: A Whippin' Good Czech Easter

Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Easter in the Czech Republic: not a church in sight, but the sound of men running after their women to give them a good ole thrashing with a homemade willow-tree whip. Spring is in the air, and this means new life, fresh flowers & produce, painted eggs, ... Read more >
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Gallery: Ski Time! Italian & Austrian Alps

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

Four days of non-stop skiing and snowboarding in the Italian Dolomites and Austrian Alps - and even on a glacier. We were joined by our mates Pavel and Pavlina who invited us on a Czech ski tour from Prague. Four days of the best conditions ever - with ... Read more >
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Oddities and curiosities of life in the Czech Republic - Part II

Sunday, 28 Jan 2007 | Views [3150] | Comments [2]

Imagine what you know about communism. Then try to think of the opposite. In the past 17 years Czechs have not only adopted free-market concepts but they also go nuts for the stuff. Communism was abolished following the Velvet Revolution of 1989 ... Read more >

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Winter Wonderland

Saturday, 27 Jan 2007 | Views [1464] | Comments [1]

Walking around Prague last week we were blessed with crisp 14 degree days, gorgeous blue skies, clean air and miniskirts. Wait a minute! What?! Miniskirts? Someone tell me what month it is again? January. Oh ok, summertime. That makes sense: Australian ... Read more >

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Gallery: Winter Wonderland in Prague - Pt I

Saturday, 27 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

Czech Rep - Winter finally hit Central Europe. These two little Aussies think it's the best thing since sliced bread (with Vegemite and cheese of course!)
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Happy New Year - 2007!

Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | Views [1018] | Comments [1]

We would like to wish everyone a happy new year (or 'stastne novy rok'). May all your dreams come true in 2007 and beyond. We look forward to seeing many or all of you either in this part of the world or back at home in Australia - sometime! x Maria ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Gallery: Czech Rep - Christmas Carp

Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery

Only days before the celebration of Christmas Eve the streets around the country are taken over by carp merchants selling live carp from large vats, ready for selection by the discerning customer. After the fateful selection is made, the customer can ... Read more >
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Oddities and curiosities of life in the Czech Republic - Part I

Thursday, 14 Dec 2006 | Views [4516] | Comments [1]

“Have you got any Kangaroos in your car?” What do you say to a German border guard who’s holding your passport in one hand, an entry stamp with the other, smiling like a half-cut madman waiting for your response? Sometimes you just have ... Read more >

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Gallery: Czech Rep - St Mikulas Day (How to psychologically damage your kids)

Wednesday, 6 Dec 2006 | Photo Gallery

6 December marks the 'name day' for St Mikulas (St Nick), who is the patron saint of children. Each year to mark the start of Christmas festivities trios of adults roam the streets on the eve of 6 Dec dressed as St Nick, an Angel and a Devil. The children ... Read more >
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Gallery: Czech Rep - Halloween

Saturday, 11 Nov 2006 | Photo Gallery

Our first American halloween - in the Czech Republic. Makes perfect sense! A friend of ours, Jess, had a pumpkin carvin' party at her place with the requirement that everyone comes in costume. So we dug into our wardrobe and pulled out our supporters ... Read more >
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