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Border to border, our journey in the Country required two weeks and an half.
We had already been in Prague so we stop here a couple of days only.
Forecast two more days if you have never been there.

Tolls: Refer to http://www.motorway.cz/
Alcohol: Don't forget that, like in other former eastern Countries, permitted level while driving is ZERO-dot-ZEROZERO (0.00).

Our itinerary:

Coming from south we got in from Wien (A)
Valtice and Lednice (the two sites together are Unesco Heritage)
Brno - Town and Tugendhat Villa (Unesco)
Kroměříž - Castle and gardens (Unesco)
Olomouc - Historic Center (Unesco)
Hradec Kralovè - Nice town
Vranov nad Dyjí - Castle
Kutná Hora - Cathedral of Saint Barbara (Unesco)
Prague - Historic Center (Unesco)
Turnov - Nice small town. Museum of Jewellery Making
Kost - Cesky Raj Park (Bohemian Paradise)
Hrubà Skala - Cesky Raj Park (Bohemian Paradise)
Jinolice - Cesky Raj Park (Bohemian Paradise)
Karlovy Vary - Spa
Loket - Historic Center and Castle
Plzen - Pilsner brewery
Karlstejn - Castle (Holy Cross Chapel needs advanced booking)
Orlik nad Vltavou - Castle
Tabor - Historic Center (Hussite town)
Telč (Unesco)
Jindřichův Hradec - Castle
Trebon - Town and Trebonsko National Park. Regent brewery
Hluboká nad Vltavou - Newgothic (romantic) Castle
Ceskè Budejovice - Budweiser brewery (the original, not the yankee Bud)
Český Krumlov - Historic Center and Castle (Unesco)
Passau (D)

Max

p.s. Czech accents:
many and different, they change the pronunciation of words.
Who knows how to pronounce Kroměříž? [confused]
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I love Prague. It’s a shame too many other people do as well because it means everywhere is changing to please tourists.

On the iconic Charles Bridge, Karlovy Most, there are a large number of statues. One of them is Madonna and a dog. Legend has it you should rub the Madonna if you want to get pregnant (not for me thanks) and if you rub the dog it means you will return to Prague. Where they have been rubbed the patina has worn away and the brass shines brightly

I rubbed the dog with every expectation that I could prove the legend wrong, Prague is so far away from me I won’t be going back.

I was so wrong! I’ve been back 4 times by motorbike and once we flew there for a Christmas market. Do not mess with the dog!

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And thanks again for this itinerary.
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Border >Max

p.s. Czech accents:
many and different, they change the pronunciation of words.<


br />Who knows how to pronounce Kroměříž? [confused]



OK, try a couple of local place names in Devon and Cornwall

Woolfardisworthy , pronounced Woolsery


Aveton Gifford, pronounced Awton Jifferd


Launceston , pronounced. Lanson



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OK, try a couple of local place names in Devon and Cornwall

Woolfardisworthy , pronounced Woolsery


Aveton Gifford, pronounced Awton Jifferd


Launceston , pronounced. Lanson




In New Zealand, for sure i will go to: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu (unknown pronounce).

But my next trip in your Country obviously will include Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
(Anglesey, Wales, pronounce perhaps on Wikipedia).

By far I prefer the Norvegian Å, pronounce O like in hot.
But up there o is pronounced like oo in booth.
e.g. Lofoten = Loofootn (with t almost unnoticeable)

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NZ - no chance 😂

Llanfair etc. actually it is easy for me as I had to learn Welsh at school. Also it is no longer used in full, the town is now only Llanfairpwllgnyll apart from the sign at the woollen mill, which is owned by Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

Most Norwegians I’ve met so far speak better English than me 😂 I’d love to visit their country, we nearly went 2017 but we had a sickly dog and couldn’t get away. One day.

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A few from Norfolk..

Costessey, pronounced Cossey

Happisburgh, pronounced Haysboro

Cley, prounced Clie, or summat like that.


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