Monthly Archives: August 2013

Prague For The Entire Family!

Taking a holiday with the entire family doesn’t always have to be a headache – you just have to find the right destination that will suit all your needs! Whether you’re travelling with energetic kids or young adults looking for the local hipster scene, Prague is a great place to take a break this year, and it’s not as expensive as you might think either. City breaks have a reputation for depleting your bank account, from expensive extra restaurant charges to pricey hotel rooms, but thankfully there are plenty of ways Prague can accommodate for any budget. This guide by the team at takes a look at how the whole family can have a great time in Prague this year.

The Old and New Town

Prague is made up of four districts, however the Old Town and the New Town are the most popular when it comes to tourists. If you’re looking for culture and history on your city vacation, then Prague has it all, especially in the Old Town. From Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture everywhere you look, to traditional cafés, restaurants and market places, getting lost in the Old Town is an adventure in itself, and really must be experienced.

Then there’s the New Town, a splendid and seamless mixture of historic buildings and modern city life. If you’re staying in the New Town, you’ll only have to walk a few feet from your hotel to find some great shopping, luxury restaurants or entertaining street acts. Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague, two of the country’s biggest football teams, are only a short bus ride away, and with music venues all over the city, your favourite band might even be playing!

The Beer

If you and your loved one do manage to catch a break from your teenagers, why not leave them in the hotel watch movies and ordering room service while you check out Prague’s great pub and bar scene! One of the best things about Prague is the price of the beer, and although spirits remained banned, the price of beer is at an all time low. In some places, you can even get a pint of local beer or ale for £1!

The Art Galleries

The architectural movements that Prague has seen during its vast history come hand in hand with its great selection of art galleries, and these magnificent buildings house some of the world’s most famous masterpieces. If you’re after some culture on your city vacation, then the art galleries are superb place to start, and many of them don’t even charge to get in; just be sure to make a donation when you leave though.


Czech cuisine is some of the most diverse in the world, as the country has been influenced by some European heavyweights over the years. The traditional dishes are usually made up of soups, dumplings, cabbage and duck, however Czech cooking is best experienced away from the restaurants, and more towards the small gastro pubs in the suburbs.

Musings on Meanderings

Prague sure is one great family destination and I would love to visit it one day with my little man!  🙂

image is from Wikipedia

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mailday, postcards

We have been cooped up at home for more days than we planned, no thanks to the inclement weather that Habagat and Typhoon Maring bring. Today, weather is way much better and we were finally able to go out for errands. One of the top things on my list is to visit the Post Office. I have a number of postcards that I need to mail and I am glad I was able to do it today.

Here is the list of the cards I mailed and I hope they get to their destination the soonest! 🙂


  • Wu J, China ~ animals multi-view

  • Uliya Z, Urkraine ~ Mount Makiling
  • Tracy C, Taiwan ~ Mount Makiling
  • Sasha M, Russia ~ Country Side Painting by Amorsolo
  • Baby Postcards, Belgium ~ Hello Kitty
  • Stefanie Z, Germany ~ Barrio Fiesta by Amorsolo
  • Elzyte S, Lithuania ~ Mt. Arayat
  • Kelli, USA ~ Pagsanjan Falls
  • Marie-Pier K, Canada ~ Banaue Rice Terraces
  • Alesya B, Belarus ~ Balut Vendor Painting by Manansala {Jared}
  • Wei-Ying T, Taiwan ~ Mayon Volcano {Jared}

Direct Swap

  • Shaliza A, Malaysia ~ National Geographic Douro Valley
  • Kai Van D, Netherlands ~ Banaue Big Card
  • Bambang D, Indonesia ~ Maria Cristina Falls
  • Si Yan L, Taiwan ~ Taluksangay Mosque
  • Ling Yi, Taiwan ~ Manila Big Card
  • Ruby C, CDO ~ Bahay Tsinoy

Sunday Stamps: Interesting Animal Stamps


I have been meaning to organize my stamp photos in an album and create a separate posts for each of them, but alas, I have not found the time, until now. I was online, anyway, so I thought why not make one of those stamp posts I have been wanting to do for the longest time now. 🙂

For starters, here is a very lovely photo of a Kookaburra and a little puppy stamps! Aren’t they the cutest? I got them from a Gotochi card that I received from Australia earlier this month. I fell in love with the puppy at first glance. The Kookaburra, on the other hand, are tree kingfishers native to Australia and New Guinea. They normally thrive in the wild and are most known for their call, which almost sounds human laughter. Did you know that one of the three mascots chosen for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney is Olly the Kooraburra? I just wish we have the same kinds of animal stamps in the local Post Office.

Anyway, I will sure be back for more of my stamp posts, which I am scheduling every Sunday just in time for the Sunday Stamps meme 🙂

Tubbataha Reef, Palawan

I have been wanting a Tubbataha Reef postcard for my collection and a couple to swap with friends and fellow enthusiasts. Unfortunately, I was not able to stumble upon a bunch of these postcards in any of the bookstores I frequent. Luckily, one of my fellow Postcrossing Philippines members had a card to spare and agreed to swap with me.

According to Wikipedia, the Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef and a National Marine Park located in Sulu Sea. The reefs are considered part of the island municipality of Cagayancillo, Palawan. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1993 and was also nominated for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The reef got its name from two Samal words: tubba and taha, which means “a long reef exposed at low tide,” when put together.

Thank you so much Roselyn for sending me this lovely card and for the copy of the signatures of those who joined our meet-up last month, which I was not able to join! It was such a clever idea and I love it! It made me want to play one of those exceptional Rico Instruments at musician’s friend even if I do not know how to play! ^_^