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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).

Gallery: Firing up for a frrrreeeezing Christmas

CZECH REPUBLIC | 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: La Dolce Vita

ITALY | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

What does a girl do when her boyfriend is in the UK for two weeks and the days are cold, the nights are even colder, and the download on the internet is slowing down to a shuffle due to download overload?…she packs her bags and heads to Rome for a long ... Read more >
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MotoGP riders raise funds for charity

SPAIN | Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [2740] | Comments [1]

Fast bikes, gorgeous women, colour, glitz and glamour. It's no wonder sports celebs can earn a reputation for living in the fast lane, distanced from real life and real people in their luxury european hideaways and multi-million dollar helicopters ... Read more >

Tags: people

Gallery: Valencia

SPAIN | Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Ex-Soviet airbase & mushroom picking

CZECH REPUBLIC | 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

CZECH REPUBLIC | Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | Views [3302]

“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

Gallery: San Marino MotoGP

SAN MARINO | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

The MotoGP headed to a tiny Republic surrounded by Italian hills and seaside, even though the event itself took place in Misano, Italy. Only in Italy! Time for more race action, a visit at the Ducati factory in Bologna and a trip to Valentino Rossi's ... Read more >
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San Marino MotoGP

SAN MARINO | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [4845] | Comments [4]

Following the storm that was Brno MotoGP, we packed up the mini-office-in-brewery that served us well over the weekend, returned hotel keys and dropped off scooters to their rightful rental owners. We all fell asleep on the 3 hour trip back to Prague.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Running away with the MotoGP circus

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [2256]

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 >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: The weird, wacky and the down right unforgivable

CZECH REPUBLIC | Monday, 30 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

The things that make a place unique
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Gallery: MotoGP - Sachsenring, Germany

GERMANY | Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Hitting the ground running, literally, after arriving back in Prague after our trip to Oz, I was off the next day to Germany to experience my first MotoGP with my new job... Time to join the circus.
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Gallery: Bosnia - Mostar

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA | Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Disaster finally strikes!

CZECH REPUBLIC | Friday, 25 May 2007 | Views [1587] | 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

Roadtrip with the Oldies through Central Europe

CROATIA | Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | Views [2620]

We've just returned from a breathless yet wonderful two weeks with Sue, David and Sue. Before they touched down we asked ourselves "how the hell do we show them our life here in the Czech Republic in just fours days?" It was a whistlestop ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: Roadtrip to Slo & Cro with The Oldies

CROATIA | Friday, 18 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

Sue and David came to Prague to visit us before heading to Croatia for a sailing trip that has been many years in the planning. After 4 days in Prague to give them (including Sue's friend - Sue) a quick download of our life and times here, we all travelled ... Read more >
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A Whippin' Good Czech Easter

CZECH REPUBLIC | Sunday, 15 Apr 2007 | Views [3854]

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 >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: A Whippin' Good Czech Easter

CZECH REPUBLIC | 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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Cultural confusion in a corner of Europe - Dolomiti/Austrian Alps

ITALY | Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | Views [2237] | Comments [1]

"What is it?" we asked Pavel. "Slivovice, go ahead, take a swig" and with that, Maria had the hipflask to her lips quicker than you could ask what the hell this potent smelling stuff was. Luckily we'd tasted this wonderful Czech ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Gallery: Ski Time! Italian & Austrian Alps

CZECH REPUBLIC | 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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East Meets West & West Eats Meat in Berlin

GERMANY | Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | Views [1403]

"Brett and Maria, your work visa's ready for collection. Oh, but there's one more thing - you have to travel to Berlin to get it and then have it stamped by the border guards on your return to the Czech Republic. Unfortunately there's no way round ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Gallery: Berlin

GERMANY | Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | Photo Gallery

A city once divided by disastrous East vs West ideology and the infamous Berlin Wall, now home to one of the most colourful cultures in Europe and the world. Our advice: avoid the tourist traps (as there are many) and head into the New East for a turkish ... Read more >
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Oddities and curiosities of life in the Czech Republic - Part II

CZECH REPUBLIC | Sunday, 28 Jan 2007 | Views [3178] | 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 >

Tags: Culture

Winter Wonderland

CZECH REPUBLIC | Saturday, 27 Jan 2007 | Views [1475] | 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 >

Tags: Snow

Gallery: Winter Wonderland in Prague - Pt I

CZECH REPUBLIC | 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!

CZECH REPUBLIC | Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | Views [1027] | 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

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