Sedlec Ossuary: The Church of 40,000 Bones – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , November 9th, 2018

Sedlec Ossuary - Keep Calm and Wander

I’m gonna bring you with me to Sedlec Ossuary, a church with 40,000 human bones inside! It’s chilling, eh? Don’t worry – there’s nothing to be scared of. Hopefully, after seeing all these, you’d still be able to sleep well, without nightmares. Guess what; I was fine. I was able to sleep without monsters and ghosts in my dreams.

I’ve got to be honest though – I found it weird the moment I stepped inside. I was fascinated and overwhelmed by all the skulls and bones surrounding me like they’re trying to petrify me. I had goosebumps the entire time I was there, but I was not in a hurry to get out of that holy place; in fact, I was the last person in our tour group who went back to our bus.

How to get to Sedlec Ossuary. It’s an hour drive by car from Prague – and the best way to get there is by joining a half day tour to Kutna Hora. Every hotel and hostel in Prague advertise this tour, and they can also book this for you. Now, you might be wondering why on earth Sedlec Ossuary is decorated with 40,000 bones! It actually has a fascinating story.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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In Cesky Krumlov, Prague and Romantic Bohemia, Charm Abounds

Author: , November 1st, 2015

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Have you ever visited Cesky Krumlov? Have you ever visited South Bohemia? If not, then you need to make your way to the Czech Republic right away, and be awed by its beauty.

Earlier this year, I had the chance to visit this land of castles and dragons, ancient heroes and charming princes and princesses, a land of rivers and history: at my core, this is how I see much of central Europe.

Cesky Krulov is definitely one of the most beautiful Renaissance cities in Europe and, we must note, after Prague Castle, the most visited place in the Czech Republic. Being part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, this town will delight you with its little square, exquisite meals, the stunning State Castle Cesky Krumlov and lush green gardens.

By Daniele Guido Gessa – Full Story at Gay Star News | Czech Republic Gay Travel Resources

New Gay Tour Will Go to Auschwitz

Author: , January 31st, 2015

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The image is a little jarring. On the left, a bearded, shirtless guy in sunglasses stands on a beach, the Israeli flag reflected in his mirrored aviators. On the right, a pink Star of David hovers over an ancient building in Prague.

But for Jayson Littman, the pictures make perfect sense. As the founder of Hebro Travel, a new tour company serving “gay Jews and those who love us,” he’s serving up trips that blend historical exploration, cultural discovery — and some serious partying.

The travel venture is an outgrowth of Hebro, Littman’s hugely successful party promotion and social-networking outfit, which hosts events with names like High Homodays, Jewbilee, and Sederlicious. “A lot of organizations exist to help gay people feel comfortable in Jewish spaces,” he told the Forward. “I exist to help Jews feel comfortable in gay spaces.”

An Israel trip timed for Tel Aviv Pride in June will take travelers to a famously gay-friendly environment. But it’s Littman’s latest tour offering that’s generating attention — and raising eyebrows.

By Michael Kaminer – Full Story at Forward Thinking | Germany Gay Travel Resources

Tasting the Best of Prague on a Food Tour

Author: , September 4th, 2014

Prague Food TourI’m not sure when my love of food really started. I don’t think I was always so hungry but at some point (probably the first or second year out of college) I realized how much fun food can be. It became less of a necessity and more of a desire. There were a brief few years where I had a sudden fascination with cookbooks (thanks to years of working at a Barnes & Noble bookstore), but my own cooking took longer to develop into a passion. These days, food is pretty much always on my mind. Especially when I travel.

Travel and food go so well together, I don’t really know why the idea of “food tours” took so long to catch on. But these days, you’d be hard pressed to visit a city and not find out about a food tour.

Ever since taking my first food tour in 2011, I’ve been hooked, and have now taken these kinds of tours all over the world–from Bangkok to New York (and just about every city in Europe!). And my passion for food & travel has even gone so far that I now also work quite a bit for Eating Europe Food Tours–a company so clearly aligned with my own passions: good food, good fun and local experiences.

This article was written by Adam Groffman, author of the internationally popular travel blog, Travels of Adam. Read more here: Tasting the Best of Prague on a Food Tour.

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Europe’s Best Cities for Clubbing

Author: , April 16th, 2014

13 Best European Cities for ClubbingC is for Clubbing! For some of you guys, traveling is a non-stop party. I should know: almost 20% of my email subscribers answered they are going on a euro party trip on my eurotrip calculator, that nifty little thing. I also receive a lot of emails asking where is the best places to party in Europe or even where to score some joints or meet some prostitutes (!!!). I know I have a good web of connections all over the world but seriously, do I look like a drug dealer or a pimp? #emailsbloggersreceive

I digress.

I’ve created this list with a ready-made itinerary if you want to follow a 2-month euro party trip in Europe to finally answer this question. Of course you’re free to include Ibiza and London but here’s 13 best clubbing capitals that are more interesting and mostly less expensive (except for Stockholm, Paris and Mykonos). I’ve listed my favorites and noted those that are gay-friendly destinations. Some are not but they are still fun!

Authored By DJ Yabis – See the Full Story at Dream Euro Tour

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Gay Travel Event Review: Czech Gay Pride 2013

Author: , August 23rd, 2013

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Prague‘s third annual Pride extravaganza came to a hot and sunny climax over the weekend, with some 20,000 people taking part in Saturday’s jubilant parade. Attendance at the increasingly must-hit Euro Pride event was up by a third from last year and nearly three times what it was just two years ago.

This year’s parade route was the first to pass directly through the city’s iconic and tourist-thronged Old Town Square – a potential logistical nightmare for police on a busy August Saturday, but one handled with impressive grace and efficiency.

See the Full Story at Queerty

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Prague Welcomes the Rainbow People

Author: , June 14th, 2013
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Look, it’s the rainbow people!” It’s not the first thing you’d expect to hear a Prague cop gush, but this was August 2012, and the Czech capital’s police force was hot off its LGBT sensitivity training in advance of the city’s second-ever Pride parade. So when one particular officer made his first real-world spotting of our tribe–in the shape of a gay walking tour of the city, led by a rainbow flag-bearing Petr Prokopik–he could barely contain his glee.

Indeed, the rainbow people are now more visible than they’ve ever been in picturesque Prague. The city’s first two LGBT Pride events in 2011 and 2012 have done wonders to turn what was previously a rather scattered and underground gay community into a vibrant and cohesive whole.

“Before Pride 2011, there were basically just numerous bars and clubs concentrating only on their own businesses,” explains Prokopik, founder of a local tour operator, Prague4Gay. “Alongside them were a few ‘islands’ of projects and organizations struggling for recognition and support from the community. The organizers of Prague Pride managed to bring them together. During Pride the individual ‘islands’ merged into one community, recognizing and supporting each other for the first time.”

Authored By Dan Allen – See the Full Story at Passport Magazine

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