Battling with the Tourist Hordes in Prague! March 15th 2012 If ever there was a former Soviet buffer zone country to shake of its communist past, then the Czech Republic was that nation. More or less as soon as it gained a democratic government in 1989 it turned itself around and in the process became the third most peaceful country in Europe (number one and two are Iceland and Denmark respectively).
When budget airlines began flying into its capital ci ... read more
Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Old Town Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of ot... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info