The Sound of the Blackbird’s Cry

When my blood runs warm with the warm red wineI miss the life that I left behindBut when I hear the sound of the blackbird’s cryI know I left in the nick of time Well this road I’m on’s gonna turn to sandAnd leave me lost in a far off landSo let me ride the…

The Cheap Seats – Return from Prague – Day 7

Found in a train underpass in Kutna Hora. My mother’s maiden name is Havlicek. I get my 50% Czech ancestry from that side of the family. Friday morning dawned cold and overcast, such as we’d gotten used to over the last week. We had our return transport arranged already, so all I had to do…

A Castle on the Hill – Karlstejn, Czech Republic – Day 6

The magnificently imposing Karlstejn Castle It was our last day in Prague, and traveler’s sadness enveloped me as I thought of leaving this amazing, mysterious city behind. Our last adventure was to Karlstejn Castle in the town of Karlstejn, a pretty village below the castle on the mountainside. It was about a forty-five minute train…

The Mystery of the Green Lobster – Kutna Hora, Czech Republic – Day 5

Oh, breakfast. The best way to start another long day of touring, walking, and traveling, certainly, and I appreciated the built-in breakfast part of our hotel stay. I really appreciated the bacon, real, smoked European bacon (much like British bacon rashers) which I hadn’t enjoyedin quite some time. With hot coffee and bacon to fortify…

Steps, Stones, and Green – Prague, Czech Republic – Day 4.2

Petrin Tower It’s been awhile – nearly two months since I traveled to Prague over spring break. Keeping up with blogging has been a bit of a mess, especially since my weekends have been packed with chances to get out into the beautiful Shanghai sunshine and warm temperatures. I’ve been venturing on the mega-packed Line…