Pitstop in Františkovy Lázně, Czech Republic

Pitstop in Františkovy Lázně, Czech Republic

If you’ve got a few years of travel under your belt you will understand this maxim: When the travel gods take something away from you they give you something amazing in return. I remember it happening in Europe with wife 1.0 when ,unable to find a hotel room in Bologne, Italy we put ourselves back on a train to Milan, where a wonderful taxi driver helped us find a room at midnight and restored my faith in humanity. The next day we traveled to Lake Como and had an amazing time. We had never intended to go there. This time…

Around town in Plzeň, Czech Republic

Around town in Plzeň, Czech Republic

As I stand at the bus-stop waiting for my chariot into town I find the cold both liberating and annoying. It’s the 2nd day of my Czech Republic adventure. Travel is about solving problems as you are offered a masterclass in keeping cool and not losing your shit. And by travel, I don’t mean organised tours. They have their place, but to get the good shit you have to expose yourself to risk, just like investing. It pushes you out of your comfort zone. That’s the idea. The reward – if you’re lucky, a run down the rabbit hole. Memories…

A few weeks in the Czech Republic

A few weeks in the Czech Republic

I needed to get out of Bangkok Thailand – maybe it was the heat, the bad beer of the wife. I’m not really sure but it had gotten to the point where I was getting angry at strangers. I’m sure a beating by a bunch of Thais was only weeks away. In some ways this is the trip which nearly wasn’t, thanks to a lack of funding. I had to re-arrange my schedule and skip Germany (too pricey), ending up in the Czech Republic. Sorry Gareth – was looking forward to catching up with you in Hamburg alas twas not…

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