This place…will never cease to take my breath away. This is what I see when I wake up in the morning, out my window in Fez at Krumlov House. It’s like living in a dream. Really, it is.
Český Krumlov | www.fb.com/KolemSv
Heading here, to Český Krumlov, (one of my absolute favorite places in the world) in August and I am so, so excited. Not only is it extremely beautiful, but it is also where Tom asked me to be his wife. For these reasons, as well as the fact that I know some pretty amazing people there (who own Krumlov House - which is where you should stay if you go), it became a second home to Prague when I lived in the Czech Republic. I am so, so excited to head there in August.
A reminder of Dobra Cajovna: my favorite teahouse in the Czech Republic. This picture recalls a memory for me…well, many memories…but the most immediate one that came to mind was during one of our many visits to the lovely Cesky Krumlov where Tom and I sat and chronicled all of our future travel to-dos, a list that ended up about 50+ destinations deep by the time we finished our grape shisha and desert dunes tea* in a beautiful haze. Sigh…
*side note: when you google desert dunes tea at dobra cajovna the first result is a blog post that I wrote. ha.
Saddened this morning to hear the news of the loss of Václav Havel. He was only 75 years old. Havel was the first president of the Czech Republic, a politician, playwright, philosopher, and human rights activist. As the curtain was coming down on communism, Havel emerged as a brilliant figurehead for the nation and he will be deeply mourned. We could all learn a lesson in compassion, peace and warmth from him.
„Pravda a láska musí zvítězit nad lží a nenávistí!” Václav Havel
“Love and truth must triumph over hate and lies.” Václav Havel