Summer weekend in South Bohemia: Třeboň, České Budějovice


One of the numerous intangible fantasies I imagined a decade ago was taking long romantic summer walks in picturesque countrysides, the sun is shining, and I do nothing but watching animals and gathering wild fruits and flowers.

Long romantic walks with girls seemed nothing more like naïve daydreams back in these days (and during the better parts of my 20’s and 30’s), as I led a miserable and isolated yet very comfortable existence.

Thanks to thousands of hours of exposure therapy and expanding my comfort zone, such essentially mundane …

Wales: Culture, Places, and Outdoor Adventures

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Welsh Language
  3. Towns and Places
  4. The National Parks
  5. Conclusion

1. Introduction

The small country of Wales was the first foreign destination I haunted after finishing my engineering studies in 2010, and it was the first opportunity to practice my English and improve my language skills outside school or the immediate workplace.

I visited this small (the population is some three million), culturally appealing and scenically impressive country in the western part of the British Islands for the first time in 2014.

However, my first trip …