Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Huty, October 2016

We spent last October week in a mountain cottage in Western Tatras, Slovakia. It is only 267 km from the place we live, but it was almost a 5- hour drive. Weather was great, cold but no rain. We enjoyed surrounding nature, trips to Kvacanska valey and aqua-park Tatralandia.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Vracov's cesarean feast

3-rd weekend in October is reserved for cesarean feast  established in 1786 by Josef II. The history of  Vracov's feast is pretty well described in bachelors thesis  "Vracovské hody s věncem a káčerem – tradice a současnost".

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Journey through fairyland

Check out what creatures are living in Vracov woods.

There was almost 50 fairy tale creatures.

According to Expat Insider-one of the largest expat surveys- Czech Republic was ranked 3-rd for Children's well being and Available leisure activities for kids. See page 75 of 188 pages report.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Grape harvest (vintage)

South Moravia and especially area where we are living for now is well known for growing grapes and making wine. Unfortunately for Liana's father, due to spring freeze there was not much to harvest this year. The vintage was done in two mornings and the produced wine will barely cover Liana's father yearly consumption.

Liana and her father tasting wine.

The flight

We flew with British Airways from Denver to Vienna via London, and it was another exhausting trip to Europe for us. At first original departure was postponed by 4 hours due to delay of inbound flight  (technical issue with plane caused replacement  for another in working condition). After arriving at Denver airport, British Airways computers where down and boarding tickets where issued by hand. The clerks did pretty well, we boarded with only another 30 min delay.We are sitting in the plane and waiting for take off, and here goes the captain's announcement" During loading luggage the loading machine stopped working and it is totally stuck....." it took another couple of hours to finish loading of luggage. Well that was the time when I woke up and found out that we are still in Denver. Many  people were standing in the plane and one young girl getting little crazy and here is captain speaking again " I just received phone call from London and passengers need to be recounted". It took them whole hour before we finally took off. 
We are in London, computers are working but the clerk in our row has no ability to issue  boarding tickets for us for connecting flight to Vienna. Fortunately  the clerk next to him did it. We are running 1 mile with kids holding them like bag of potato and caught last flight to Vienna.
At 2 AM with 7 hour delay we arrived (including all luggage) in Vracov,South Moravia, our new place.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Extended trip to Czech Republic

We are in final stage of moving staff to garage and packing for long planed trip to our mother country Czech Republic.

Garage is getting packed.


Liana is going to miss her garden.

Kids are going to miss Garden Railroad

Honza is not going to miss his homebrew. There is pilsner in every corner in Czech Republic.
Wherever you go in USA, you better go with your home-brew.

Two little monkeys in the park. August 31-St 2016.