Sunday, September 18, 2011

Adventure #130, #128, #127, #112, #98- #96, #070-#068, #065, #054, #053, #041-#039, #034 - City ABC

My mission: explore Europe.  The goal: 26 new cities in 365 days.  Here is my list.  Let me know if you have any suggestions of places I should go, I will try my best! Each city name is a link to a map, so you can follow along.

B: Bratislava, Slovakia (May 10, 2010) LAST VISIT EVER!!!! VISA OBTAINED!!!
    Berlin, Germany (Aug 7-10, 2010) Part of the list only because I've talked about going since I got to 2008!
C: České Budějovice, Czech Republic (July 5, 2010) Didn't hit the brewery, but drank the beer! (Budweiser, the original!) 
D: Dresden, Germany (Aug 6, 2010) Kick-off to our tour of Germany
E: Ercolano, Italy (Oct 3) A small town with a better preserved, less tourist filled, and smaller version of Pompeii. 
H: Hamburg, Germany (Aug 10-13, 2010) Finally visited a friend, after promising for 2 years!
K: Konopiště, Czech Republic (Sometime in June) Final destination of 9km (5.5m) hike, chateau formerly owned by Archduke Francis Ferdinand
L: Liberec, Czech Republic (Jan 30-31) X-country ski weekend (see prev. post)
M: Mělnik, Czech Republic (Sept 17) Went to a Burčak (young wine) festival and listened to music, drank fermenting grape juice and wandered around enjoying a great fall day in the CZ.
N: Naples, Italy (Oct 1-4) A town I've wanted to visit since my first visit to Italy in 2003.  It was full of life and energy.
O: Ostrava, Czech Republic (July 15-19) Colours of Ostrava Festival. From 100F temperatures (38C) to 60F (16C) overnight. Mud and rain galore, Hawk and a Hacksaw, Regina Spector, Iggy and the Stooges.
P: Podebrady, Czech Republic (October 28) A day of dice, castles and the unknown.
S: Studenec, Czech Republic (May 29-30) Old Cars, BBQ, and Bang! a weekend ON the cottage! 
T: Tynec, Czech Republic (March 13, 2010) On our way frm Xacerov to PRague, we found a place to eat in this lovely, but tiny, Czech town
V: Volary, Czech Republic (July 5, 2010) Typical Czech town, on the edge of the

Šumava National Forest
X: Xacerov, Czech Republic (March 13, 2010) A village smaller than a typical American suburb street.  The looks we got when we got out of the car were priceless!
Zadní Třebaň, Czech Republic (Nov 14, 2011) Atypical Czech village- the only pub was closed for technical reasons.  So we crossed the street and went to another Třebaň, with the best Schnitzel. Ever.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Adventure #129, #095, #049, #048- Angela's Cooking

As you can tell by now, I LOVE to cook!  I am always trying new recipes and experimenting with different types of food.  Below is a list of things I decided to try.  Let me know if you want any recipes or have any challenging recipes for me!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Adventure #126 - Moravian Wine Cellar

Lednice lake
Yet another lost Fall post:

The Czech Republic is famous for its beer, not its wine.  And for pretty good reason (sorry, but it's TRUE!).  I do like the whites, there are a few varietals that aren't too sweet for me, but the reds...sorry Moravia, but you just don't have the right weather for red wine...  But I'd heard that the winery visits in the Czech Republic are not to be missed.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Adventure #125- Shin Karate

My stepbrothers were very into martial arts when we were younger, as were a lot of their friends. Even now, one is in China working with his Sensei and another is 3 belts away from his black belt, and one of the friends has his own studio. As a tomboy at heart, I've always wanted to join them and have that control over your mind and body.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Adventure #124- Skiing in the Alps

I am an avid snowboarder. One thing that has been missing from my life in Prague has been mountains. When you grow up in a valley and you are constantly surrounded by them, the mountains are a part of your life. It is always easy to go hiking, snowboarding, skiing etc. When you live in Prague, the closest mountains are an hour bus ride away, and well, let's just say they are ideal for beginners. 
I have been in Europe for 3 winters now. The first, I was too poor to even think about it. The second I went back to Reno so there was no more vacation time/money in the budget. And last winter, I finally made it! Twice.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Adventure #123, #122, #78 - #74 - Angela and FOOD!

In a new country, there are always new foods to try.  Some of them are similar but different, some are deemed interesting, others just seem plain disgusting!  There are types of produce I have never seen (kohlrabi, pomelo) and other types that I discarded from the 'like' column when I was younger.