Travelling
 
This page is devoted to the information about my travels around the world. The collection will gradually grow after each of my trips. Each journey contains an itinirary and pictures with descriptions along with links to related info on the Internet.
 
Before browsing through the collections, don't miss my Photo Gallery of Bohemia and Moravia with beautiful pictures of my little sweet homeland taken during various little trips during my life.
2012 - Israel  
 
Israel

Description: In February I had a rare chance to participate on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land organized by the parish of St. Salvator Church in Prague. The focus of the trip was to visit places which are important especially from the perspective of the New Testament. It was an unforgettable journey through a beautiful land with a group of cca 50 interesting people accompanied by Mons. Tomas Halik.

Visited places: Monastary of St. Gherazim, Dead Sea, En Gedi, Qumran, Judean Desert, Herodium, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana of Galilee, Lake of Gennesaret, Capharneum, Jerusalem and other places.
2010 - Iceland  
 
Iceland

Description: After a long time, Camelia and Michal have set on another journey to an exotic place. Romanian grandma took care of our little daughter, Adriana, which allowed us to spend almost two weeks in Iceland, a land beset with waterfalls, geysirs, volcanoes and beautiful tundra scenery.

Visited places: Reykjavik, Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Skaftafell glacier, Jökulsárlón lagoon, Höfn, eastern fjords, Myvatn, Krafla, Husavik, Jökulsárgljúfur with Asbyrgi canyon, Detifoss, Selfoss and Hadragilfoss, Akureyri, Snaefellsnes, Blue Lagoon and other places.
2007 - Finland & Estonia  
 
Finland
 
Estonia

Description: On the occasion of attending a wedding of Camelia's friend from her studies in the USA, Lennart from Estonia, we decided to combine a trip to Estonia with a thorough visit of Finland. Both countries have a lot in common, being both members of the Ugrofinnic family of languages as well as fervent fans of sauna.

Visited places: Tallinn, Lääne-Viru national park in northern Estonia, Helsinki, Porvoo, Savonlinna with its castle Olavlinna / Olofsborg, Ilomantsi - the heart of Finnish Karelia, Koli, Inari lake, Ukko Kerhonen National Park, Oulanka National Park and other places.
2006 - Vietnam  
 
Vietnam

Description: After a long time away from exotic destinations, Camelia and I decided it would not hurt to set off for another trip to a non-European destination. In the end we chose Vietnam, a beautiful land in South-East Asia, home of the largest non-Slavic minority in the Czech Republic.

Visited places: Hanoi, Sapa and mountains in northwestern Vietnam, Sinho, Lai Chau, Dien Bien Phu, Son La, Mai Chau, Halong Bay, Saigon, Mekong delta, fabulous beaches at Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Hoi An, My Son and finally the former capital Hue.
2005 - France  
 
France

Description: In August 2005 we underwent with Camelia a two weeks trip by car to southern France. Our primary goal was to visit Provence and Languedoc, focusing mainly on antic and medieval monuments.

Visited places: Orange, Avignon, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard, canyon Les Gorges de Verdon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Aigues Mortes, Montpellier, Narbonne, five Cathar castles (Aguilar, Queribus, Peyrepertuse, Puylaurence, Montsegur), Andorra, Carcassonne, Cirque de Moureze, Cirque de Navacelles, park museum of Camellias in Ales, Nimes, Tarascon, Beaucaire, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Pont St. Esprit
2004 - East Africa  
 
Uganda
 
Kenya
 
Tanzania

Description: In the period between two jobs I decided to spend some time in subsaharan Africa, preferably working as a volunteer and applying my IT skills. After having sent many emails to various African companies and universities, I got an offer to work for Edirisa organisation located in southwestern Uganda, near the border with Rwanda. My main activity was to develop a computer game with African themes (click here to play the game). After having finished the project (I stayed in Uganda almost two months), Camelia joined me from Europe and we were both travelling across Kenya and Tanzania, experiencing african safari, hiking, visiting colorful villages and sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Visited places: Lake Bunyonyi in southwestern Uganda, Kampala, Victoria Lake, Jinja, the source of Nile and Bujagali falls, Murchinson Falls National Park, crater lakes in western Uganda, Sipi Falls in eastern Uganda, Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Lushoto and Usambara mountains, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Mombasa
2003 - Bolivia  
 
Bolivia
 
Argentina
 
Chile

Description: South America became our next destination for February and March 2003. Just the two of us (Camelia and me) flew to Buenos Aires and spent three weeks travelling (again with no travel agency) for the first time accross the southern hemisphere. Bolivia, rightly called Tibet of Americas, was our main target.

Visited places: Buenos Aires, Salta, Jujuy, Potosi (world's highest town at 4050 m), Oruro (Bolivia's folklore capital), La Paz (world's highest capital at 3800 m), Lake Titicaca (world's highest navigable lake at 3800 m), Salar de Uyuni (world's largest salar) and nearby volcanoes and lagunas, San Pedro de Atacama, the Pacific coast at La Serena, Santiago de Chile, Mendoza
2002 - Ireland  
 
Ireland
 
United Kingdom

Description: In the period between two jobs I took the opportunity and went to Ireland with a student travel agency (http://www.mundo.cz). It was an inexpensive, but very cool trip with a bus and tents for more than two weeks accross almost the whole Republic of Ireland.

Visited places: Oxford (England), Glendalough and the Wicklow mountains, Dublin, Monasterboice monastery, Newgrange prehistoric site, Clonmacnoise monastery, Gallway, Connemara National Park, Croagh Patrick mountain, Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Bunratty castle, Dingle peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, Blarney castle, Cork and its port Cobb, Avebury and Stonehenge (England)
2002 - Egypt  
 
Egypt

Description: In February and March 2002 we undertook with Camelia a trip to Egypt (with no travel agency) for almost two weeks. In this relatively short time we managed to visit most of the important sites of Egypt. This time of year is the best time to visit Egypt, since it is neither too hot neither too cold for swimming in the sea.

Visited places: Cairo, the pyramids of Giza, Aswan, the Red Sea with its coral reefs, Luxor and its temples and burial sites of pharaos on the west bank, Alexandria, the Sahara desert with Siwa oasis, the mountains on the Sinai peninsula and the St. Catherine monastery
2001 - Christmas in Romania  
 
Romania

Description: With my girlfriend Camelia we decided to spend the Christmass 2001 in Romania, her homeland. Although the primary goal was to visit the family members all over Romania, we managed to make a few nice trips.

Visited places: Timisoara, Suceava, monastery Moldovita, mountain resort in eastern Carpathians
2001 - South-East Europe  
 
Serbia
 
Bulgaria
 
Romania

Description: Together with my Romanian girlfriend Camelia we spent three weeks traveling in South-Eastern Europe with emphasis on Romania. It was a great opportunity for to see this part of Europe and to admire its natural beauties, historical monuments and appreciate perfectly preserved village life.

Visited places: Novi Sad (Neusatz), Belgrade, Sofia, Rila monastery, Plovdiv, Velike Tarnovo, Bucuresti, Danube Delta, Black Sea, Sinaia with Peles castle, Bucegi (southern Carpathians), Brasov, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Apuseni (western Carpathians), Suceava, monasteries Putna, Voronez and Suceavita, Alba Iulia, Timisoara.
2000 - South-East Asia  
 
Thailand
 
Malaysia
 
Singapore

Description: With my friend Jirka Kriz we bought a highly discounted plane tickets in the fall 2000 and flew for 11 days to South-East Asia (Prague - Bangkok). Our goal was to spend most of our time in Malaysia, to visit shortly Singapore, to stop for two days at the beautiful beaches of western Thailand and finally to visit Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Despite the hot and humid weather we really enjoyed our adventurous trip in this part of Asia.

Visited places: Bangkok, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, tropical rainforest in Negara National Park, Singapore, Melaka, sandy beach near Trong
1999 - North America  
 
USA
 
Canada

Description: After finishing my AIESEC traineeship in Bloomington (Indiana, USA), I was travelling with my friend Tony Mason and Peter Hudston across the historical and natural sites of the North-Eastern corner of the USA and Canada. Our primary interest was to visit old fortresses built by the French or English during the colonial times.

Visited places: Pittsburgh (Fort Duquesne), Fort William Henry, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Mt. Washington, Halifax, Port Royal, Peggy's Cove, Louisbourg and Cape Breton Island, Quebec City and surroundings, Trois Rivieres, Ottawa, Chambly, Montreal.
1998 - Norway  
 
Norway
 
Sweden
 
Denmark

Description: In the summer 1998 as a group of six people knowing each other from the University set off on a great journey with two cars to Norway. Due to the limited time of 15 days we could not visit everything (e.g. Nordcap), but it was enough time to conclude for most of members of our expedition that Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Visited places: Copenhagen, Oslo, Vøringsfossen waterfalls, Bergen, Trondheim, Trollwegen, Narvik, Lofoten
1997 - USA  
 
USA
 
Canada

Description: In the summer 1997 we undertook with my friend Petr Svalb a trip to the USA and Canada. It was our first visit of the American continent ever. Despite the relatively short time, 23 days, we managed to see most of the North-eastern part of USA and stoped for a few days in Canada.

Visited places: New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, Toronto, part of northern Pennsylvania
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