Traveling Europe – A Chron-nicoles tour

Being back in Canada after having lived in Belgium and traveled Europe for over two years, I’m happy to be presenting and sharing my experiences at the University of Alberta’s International Week today. Looking back at the photos of all the places I’ve been made me realize that I took a LOT of pictures and that I remember each city vividly. It makes me want to go back and re-visit…

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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic – A mountain city for rest and relaxation

Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad in English, but I like the Czech name better), is famous for its hot springs, with a dozen main springs, about 300 smaller springs and its warm Teplá River, which runs through the center of the city. Karlovy Vary, which translated means “Charles’ Bath” was named after Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, who founded the city in 1370. In the 18th century with…

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Prague is not in Russia

I can’t speak for everyone but, not many Canadians know European geography very well. I have to say that before I moved to Europe, I didn’t know much. I have just returned from Prague, which is the capital city of the Czech Republic. Not Czechoslovakia. The Czech Republic and Slovakia are separate countries and neither of them are part of Russia. The Czech Republic shares its western border the Germany, its…

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