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Nov 18, 2013 - Shrouds of Mist

Shrouds of Mist On Saturday, Marketa, Andy and I were going to a nearby village to watch a Hody (hoddy), which translated means “the Feast”, an old Czech tradition which takes place in nearly every Moravian village between May and November. It’s a weekend celebration in honor of the patron saint of each village so the date of the Hody depends on the Saint’s day. The Hody involves the whole village and has what I kept calling a king and a queen because I could never get the pronunciation of starek and starka, which is what they are actually...

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Nov 15, 2013 - The Night Train

The Night Train After I watched Mary go through security at the Brussels airport, both of us crying while we said goodbye, I continued to cry as I walked through the airport to catch the train back to Gare Centrale. I was leaving Brussels today as well, but not until that evening. I was going to see my friend Marketa, the hitchhiker I met in New Zealand this summer. She lives in Uherske Hradiste (hair-shkah radeesht), a town of about 25,000 in the Czech Rebublic, a nearly four hour train ride southeast of Prague. I was spending the weekend...

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May 30, 2009 - Beautiful scenery

Friday 29th May. What a start to the day as the clouds, which started in Eger have followed us and the temperature this morning was 14 degrees. After our experience in the hotel we decided to head for Czech and set off early. The drive took us over at least two ranges of hills and through a mixture of light and torrential rain with temperatures dropping as low as 8 degrees at times. On the way we had a look at several Slovakian towns and the further north we drove the better they looked, perhaps the influence of the Czechs. Half way through...

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