Czech Republic Articles
Wrought-iron spires pierce the sky and ghastly gargoyles gaze down on the tourist throngs. The Czech capital, Prague, is one of the world’s most visited cities, home to historic palaces, theaters, and stately houses.
I wake up and glance over at my wall calendar—no deadlines for the rest of the week. Time for the beach! Or maybe I could work on my novel. But it’s such good weather, what about another day trip? Welcome to the life of a freelance writer where every day is wide open, and every day is yours.
- The Secret to Instant Upgrades, Hotel Gifts, and More
Posted on April 18, 2013 by Suchi Rudra
I love to travel…but the experiences I have tend to be a little different from the usual vacation. That’s because these days, I get special treatment wherever I go.
It’s a Tuesday morning in the Czech Republic and I’m sitting up in the light and airy third floor cafe above one of Prague’s most renowned theaters, trying out their special red espresso alongside a warm slice of juicy, black currant tart. From the long wall of windows to my right, I can see the sparkling Vltava River with its parade of long green, white and red boats.
Hidden cafés on cobblestone lanes, window sills bursting with flowers, medieval castle views at sunset…. I find the neighborhood where I live near the center of the Czech capital of Prague every bit as enchanting today as it was four years ago, when I first moved here.
In this issue of the Lifetime Society Communiqué, we stroll the cobbled streets of one of Europe’s most atmospheric and beautifully preserved cities. History hangs on every corner. You can see it in the decorative art of the churches and cathedrals, and even feel it in your feet on the old town’s cobbled streets. This is Prague. A concentrated blob of pure baroque unscathed by the Second World War. It’s a glorious place where beer is still brewed by monks and the stories of mad kings, tragic queens and foul monsters are still told.
A new nose in Prague…a facelift in Thailand…a curvier chest in Mexico…cosmetic surgery used to be for the rich-and-famous only. But these days, it’s so affordable overseas, the middle-class masses are picking up their passports to seek a better-looking physique oceans from home.
- Houses of the holy-converted convents and monasteries
Posted on October 3, 2007 by Carla Johnston
Looking to relax in luxury? Check out International Living’s top monastery hotel finds throughout the world.
- Treasure Hunting Made Easy: 712% Mark-ups Without Even Trying
Posted on September 11, 2006 by Steenie Harvey
Although I’m not a shopper, numerous treasures from around the globe have somehow managed to insert themselves into my suitcase. Seeing what some of my favorite souvenirs sell for in the U.S., I’m staggered.
- Prague: The Maturing Property Market In The City Of A Hundred Spires
Posted on July 1, 2005 by Jocelyn Carnegie
With low-cost airlines such as the new Czech Smart Wings offering discount travel, a large beer costing $1.50, plenty of “girly bars,” and a McDonalds on (nearly) every corner, Prague has certainly changed over the years. Still, downtown Prague seems to have been largely unassaulted by the times; the modern buildings fit in with the old, and the city is still among the most beautiful in the world. A maturing property market makes Prague the…
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