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.

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Trip to Follonica, Toscana, Italy

This week we decided to visit a wonderful city Follonica. Me and my mum, we were very excited about this trip. Already many years ago my  grandmother stayed here for holiday with my uncle. She loved this place, she said that she felt like back in France, where she was born. So in memory of her we could not skip this place.

Follonica is very beautiful historic city, but also an amazing place to shop. My very favorit shop is near by the beach, I visited this boutique every day and I always discovered a new beautiful pieces. This shop is in normal price range, amazing dresses around 130 €, lovely summer shoes from 30 € to 50 €. So you can imagine how I got crazy about all the summer inspired fashion.

Here some info about Follonica, Toscana in Italy:

From Switzerland – Zürich it is around 660km. We drove by car, we spend 3 Weeks in Toscana and had our dog Ortega, he is too old to travel by plane.

Follonica is a town of province of Grosseto in the Italian region of Tuscany, on the Gulf of Follonica (Golfo di Follonica), about 40 kilometers northwest of the city of Grosseto.

Follonica is a tourist site during the summer, mostly visited by the Italians themselves. The city has been awarded every year from 2000 to 2007 for the cleanliness of its beaches and seawater. I have to say, the beaches are beautiful with perfect sand.

The average Temperature from April to October from 20°C to 27°C. We visited Follonica end of April – beginning Mai and we had everyday sunny and around 22°C – 25°C.

We enjoyed our trip and are pleased to visit a place which my grandmother so liked.