Masopust or Fašank? Either Way, It’s Czech Mardi Gras

A GIANT MASK! Photo taken in Pilsen. Mardi Gras in New Orleans is my current dream trip, but in the meantime, Czechia’s Masopust is a fun alternative! This version of the pre-Lent celebration usually takes place in villages, with central participants parading through the streets in costume with a small group of violinists and a bassist, … Continue reading Masopust or Fašank? Either Way, It’s Czech Mardi Gras

Pohadková Cesta (Fairytale Lane) in Bystřice

🎵Come with meee and you’ll beee in a world of pure imagination… 🎶 Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Quick side note: If you have only seen the Johnny Depp version of Charlie, stop reading this immediately and go watch the original. Depp is a master, and he’s hilarious, but nothing compares to Gene Wilder. I see you there … Continue reading Pohadková Cesta (Fairytale Lane) in Bystřice