Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Czech Republic, visiting continues, Stramberk and area:

The longer I have been back home in Central Europe, the less I had been wanting to return to Calgary ... Sadly, it is approaching. Well, I am very looking forward to seeing my husband again, nevertheless, the wintery weather and going from spring to winter is just unnatural, right? 

Before I get too deep and postpone our flights, I would like to share a few images from our wonderful stay and visiting the most romantic medieval town of Stramberk.

Not much is written well about this town in English texts, but the thing to know is that the castle and tower were built sometimes in the 13th century and in 1359 this place was named a town of Stramberk by Jan Jindrich Lucembursky, the brother of the Roman emperor and Czech King, Karel IV. 
In the 17th century, the city was attacked many times by the Turks and Hungarians, and even though they did not succede, they used to cut people's ears off according to the history records, which created a very unique pastry being sold in Stramberk, shaped like EARS, this honey pastry is famous! We bought a full bag of them today....loving them!


If you happen to be near by and want to visit and stay in a lovely hotel, where we had lunch today (right under the tower) here is some information: 

+420 556 808 843

I hope your spring is as fullfilling as ours and wishing you time to enjoy it!



  1. I totally understand that it is hard to leave your home country. And winter , yes, that can be tough, all I can think about is spring finally arriving, a bit late here in Sweden. Wish you a safe flight and try to focus on all the good stuff in Calgary, which I am sure you love as well. I love many places that I am emotionally attached to. Very hard to leave sometimes. xo Caroline

    1. Thank you for these balancing supportive words Caroline!! Xo

  2. Love seeing the pics Z! Enjoy your last few days I that beautiful weather! Loving the gorgeous architecture too! Safe travel back home! I know your hubby misses you:-).

  3. Looks like a lovely trip!


  4. So beautiful Z! If only those old walls could speak! They were built SO long ago.. how did they do that? Amazing architecture .. even the streets are lovely. Your pictures are fantastic and you look so relaxed, stylish, and gorgeous as always:) Enjoy the remainder of your stay and I know you will look forward to seeing your husband (I'm sure he misses you!)


  5. This place is so beautiful. I love Europe! I think we all have to accept where we live. There's good and bad to every place right?

  6. What a beautiful post--such gorgeous architecture and countryside. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  7. Lovely, lovely!!! Would you like to follow each other?