Karlovy Vary, the Spa City of Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary is a picturesque spa town located in the western part of the Czech Republic. It is situated in the Karlovy Vary Region and is the largest and most famous spa town in the country.

The town is nestled in the deep and narrow valley of the Teplá River and is surrounded by lush green hills.

Karlovy Vary, also known by its German name Karlsbad, has a rich history dating back to the 14th century. It was founded by the Emperor Charles IV and quickly gained recognition for its natural hot springs with healing properties. The town’s architecture reflects a mix of Baroque, Art Nouveau, and Renaissance styles, giving it a unique and elegant atmosphere.

The main attraction of Karlovy Vary is its 13 thermal springs, which were believed to have curative powers and attract visitors seeking wellness and relaxation. Continue reading Karlovy Vary, the Spa City of Czech Republic

Four Day Itinerary in Vienna (Part Two)

This post is a continuation of the blog post Four Day Itinerary in Vienna (Part One), where we will be taking about my itinerary and the things we did on Days 3 and 4.  You should read part one as it also included pics of our Airbnb and neighborhood, plus restaurants you should go AND shouldn’t go.



Schönbrunn Palace (website)

We were awake really early on day three of Vienna, because we expected that there will be a lot of people for Schönbrunn Palace.  Fortunately for us, that turned out not to be the case.  That being said, it was still good we went early, because we actually have to get a ticket to be reserved a time to enter the palace.  We got there around 9am, and this included a 10-15 min walk from the Schönbrunn metro station as well.  While there was availability at around 11:30am, we decided to come back at around 2pm so that we had enough time to take photos around its garden but also go to one of our bucket list restaurants for lunch before coming back. Continue reading Four Day Itinerary in Vienna (Part Two)