Monday, April 30, 2012

Beer, meat and lots of walking in Prague

We hit the ground running when we arrived in Prague, walking our way from historic site to gothic building to beer hall, and two days into our trip we have covered almost all the 'must see' tourist attractions.

The city is beautiful and lively, with a pulse that beats well into the
night. The cobble-stone streets, the gothic churches and the ever present smell of meat and beer has us mesmerized and thinking 'we can live like this'! Here is what we've experienced so far:

Someone stood on Wiets' glasses during the night on the airplane bending the arm so badly that we had to stick it to his face with a band-aid (this really was a crisis as he is blind as a mole without his specs!) Luckily a very kind optometrist in a little shop fixed them for him - 'A gift from Prague' he said :)

Beautiful buildings everywhere.

Our first Pilsners (light and dark) in Prague.

The stunning Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square.

Meeeeeat! A 1.3kg Pork Knuckle with all the trimmings - we know that we will be fantasizing about this meal for a long long time!

The city is littered with stunning parks like this one. People having picnics, walking their dogs, exercising or just chilling, the public spaces are vibey and beautiful.

We've brought along nine heart shaped locks to put up in each country we visit during our trip, and this was the perfect spot on a river-way close to the famous Charles Bridge.

'Carry my love.' - the Lennon Wall

LOTS of stairs and steep walking to get to the Petrin Tower (an Eiffel Tower look-alike) situated on a hill surrounded by forests - breathtaking!

Beer tour! We visited micro-breweries and traditional pubs and tasted 5 different beers - Wiets was a happy man :) PS Czech people consume more beer than any other country in the world, up to 1/2 liter per person per day!

'Mopping up the sauce' with traditional Czech bread dumplings - YUM!

We'll be meandering around the city for another two days, and with weather this fantastic, we can see ourselves spending a lot of time on a picnic blanket in one of the parks sipping ice cold beer :)

Location:Prague, Czech Republic

Friday, April 27, 2012

The start of our journey

24 hours ago we celebrated our wedding day with our closest family and now we are on our way to our first destination, Prague. Chilling in the lounge, sipping bubbly - the perfect start to our epic Honeymoon Around the World!

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Location:OR Thambo International, Johannesburg, South Africa

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Joburg has been hit by freezing cold and wet weather… yuk L At least we’ll be sipping rum cocktails on a Jamaican beach in a couple of weeks!

PS In exactly ONE WEEK we’ll be walking down the aisle J

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Bird's eye view in New York City

Via here

Today I’m daydreaming of the sprawling views of the NYC concrete jungle that Wiets and I will experience in a couple of weeks when we visit Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center.

11 Days to take-off! 

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Eat Riga - on cycles!

We have booked ourselves a food-beer-balsams tour in Riga, Latvia… On cycles! We know very little about Latvian cuisine, but after reading this piece on their website we are intruiged:

“Pork, cabbage and potatos” you might think! Well, we want to show you that the traditional stereotype of post Soviet cuisine is wrong. Sure we’ll eat some pickled gherkins, but just wait and see what we have in store for you!

Check out the cool tours the offer in Riga (a city that apparently operates 24/7):

We’re thinking we’re going to like this one J

Monday, April 2, 2012

Eating our way around the world

One of the things that most excites us about our trip is all the different cuisines we are going to get to taste, here are some of the dishes/experiences on our honeymoon bucket list:

Stew with bread dumplings to mop up the sauce in Prague. (via here)

Pickled Herring in Helsinki. (via here)

Cold beet soup, cooked cabbage, meat cutlet, 
pickled cucumber, sour milk and some kvass in Riga. (via here)

Caviar and blinis in Moscow. (via here)

Peking Duck with all the trimmings in Beijing. (via here)

Dim sum of all shapes, sizes and fillings in Shanghai. (via here)

Burgers from a roadside diner during our road trip from Los Angeles. (via here)

The excess of buffet in Las Vegas. (via here)

Stone Crab claws in Miami. (via here)

Street food in New York City. (via here)