Back to Dubai

Huraaaa! We are back to Dubai! After almost two months of traveling we finally back. The major reason why we left Dubai is simply the hot period in summer. Dubai is an amazing city, but nothing much exciting for a mother with a little child to do here, in summer you prefer to spend a time with your baby outside. Here in Dubai are thousands of things to do every day, but they mostly indoors. My vision of happy childhood is, running outside and playing with friends, that’s why we decided to spend most of this summer back in Europe.

But now we so much happy to be back, I missed my friends a lot and I literally adore the lifestyle here in Dubai, I missed all of it. Our first week was pretty busy, all Èstelles classes started already the first week so had lots to do.

My very lovely friends came to visit Dubai, I was so excited to see them after very long time. We had a great time, thank you for this.

The first week of September 2017 was exciting and the next weeks will not be different.

See you soon! Kiss Two and half women!

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Karlsbad / Karlovy Vary

After visiting Marienbad, why not to visit the next … one of the most interesting cities … the one and only film festival city of Czech Republic, my very favorite … Karlsbad.

 

It’s August, sommer 2017, in the air is love and desire to travel, not too far, just relaxed, no more than a half an hour drive from Marienbad is this next posh monumental historical Thermal Spa Karlovy Vary.

In the 19th century, Karlovy Vary became a popular tourist destination, especially known for international celebrities visiting this place for a spa treatment. As I already mentioned the city is also known for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which is one of the oldest in the world and one of Europe’s major film events. It is also known for the popular Czech liqueur Becherovka and the production of the famous glass manufacturer Moser Glass, (a supplier to Edward VII,  the company exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915 and was awarded as already many times before with a medal, which Louis Comfort Tiffany and Charles Tuthill thought well deserved due to the outstanding quality of the hot glass applied decorations on coloured Bohemian glass.) Oh yes and we shouldn’t forget the famous and very delicious Karlovarské oplatky (Carlsbad wafers) originated in the city in 1867.

Karlovy Vary has been used as the location for a number of film-shoots, including the 2006 films Last Holiday and bond movie Casino Royale, both of which used the city’s  popular and very elegant Grandhotel Pupp in different guises.

This city is very romantic with many parks, thermal springs, exclusive shops and many restaurants ( some of them pretty overpriced ). You will find here definitely something to do, or to see.

Two and half women.

Castle Kynžvart (Schloss Königswart) 

On the way to our trip to Marienbad, we heard that the castle Kynzvart (Schloss Königswart) is not very far away from us, we decided to visit this place.

Already the drive to this castle was very beautiful, surrounded by not only a beautiful nature but many farms and modern golf club, we had a good weather and lots of fun.

We have learned a lot about family Metternich, theirs brisant story you shouldn’t miss. It is definitively a beautiful historical place worth of visit.

 

Here some information we found in Wikipedia, more you will experience only when you visit this place yourself …

Kynžvart Castle (German: Schloss Königswart) is a historic château located near Lázně Kynžvart in the Cheb District of the Czech Republic. The building’s architecture is in the neoclassical style. After extensive renovations, the castle was reopened to the public in 2000. A guided tour takes visitors through 25 rooms of the castle.

The first castle, built before 1600, collapsed. After the Battle of White Mountain during the Thirty Years’ War, the remains of the castle were confiscated and by 1630 granted to the Metternich family. From 1682 to 1691, Count Philipp Emmerich von Metternich turned the decayed ruins into a Baroque residence. From 1821 to 1836, the Austrian Chancellor Klemens Wenzel von Metternich remodeled the building in the neoclassical style with the help of architect Pietro Nobile.

The castle was confiscated from the Metternich family in 1945 by the Czechoslovak government.

The castle has a library that includes over 200 examples of incunabula, medieval manuscripts, valuable prints, scientific books, and scientific encyclopedias. In 1828, a museum was founded to display the castle’s natural science collections, coins, historical and technological curiosities, manuscripts, ancient Egyptian monuments, marble sculptures, and pieces of Oriental art.