Central Europe

Excursions from Ostrava: Hiking in the Beskydy Mountains

Selfie in Beskydy Mountains

For some reason, when I was first offered a trip to the Beskydy Mountains, I had the hardest time committing the name to memory. Now that I’ve visited, I’ll never forget it, nor how beautiful they were. Also known as the Beskids, the Beskydy Mountains (as they’re called in the Czech Republic) start in the southeast corner of the Czech …

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Excursions from Ostrava: Exploring the Jeseniky Mountains

Selfie in the Jeseniky Mountains

Are you planning a trip to Ostrava and looking for things to do? Perhaps you could consider visiting the Jeseniky Mountains. If you like nature, hiking, adventurous activities or sunbathing on the shores of a lake, the Jeseniky Mountains will be perfect for you. The Jeseniky Mountains are a little over 60 miles northwest of Ostrava near the Polish border and …

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The Ultimate Traveler’s Guide to Ostrava, Czech Republic

Selfie in Ostrava

Hardly anyone ever thinks of Ostrava when they think of visiting the Czech Republic. Most people head to Prague, and some also make it to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cesky Krumlov, but the east side of the country holds some true gems. Central to these is the city of Ostrava, third-largest in the country after Prague and Brno. …

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The Colours of Ostrava is So Much More than a Music Festival

Colours of Ostrava Group Photo

The Colours of Ostrava Music Festival. I’d never even heard of it before I was invited to attend the TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange) Conference in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Of course, I was familiar with Sziget, Tomorrowland, Exit, Pinkpop and the other major music festivals in Europe. Why hadn’t I heard of Colours of Ostrava?! Now that I’ve attended, I can …

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I Ate Too Much Good Food on the Food Tour in Krakow

Pierogi at At Dorota

Have you ever tried Polish food? Pierogi, kielbasa, żurek…there are so many great dishes to learn about on a food tour in Krakow. But what are those dishes? I knew a few of them from my earlier visit to Poland, and others were new. One thing was for sure, everything we tried on the tour was fantastic. Obwarzanek Krakowski and Oscypek …

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