The weather this weekend was perfect for official biking season opening.
I always plan my rout on mapy.cz ( link for the rout for trip available in the end of the post), this time I decided to go Lužná u Rakovníka by train and come back home to Dejvice by bike. It was about 65 km which sounds like enough for me. The starting point is in the area of Krivoklatsko which has beautiful nature but also many hills. I made quite a few never-ending climbs which made me super-tired. Fortunately, there was always a hospoda on the way with malinovka and Horalky:) In the very end, I circled behind the airport and it was really cool to see planes taking off from such a close distance.
On a recent business trip, I was asked several times: ‘how did a Portuguese guy end up in Czech Republic?‘ Thru out my travels, in the last years, I came to realise that Czech Republic, and mainly Prague, is still an unknown destination for emigration. Sure, Czech (or Czechia as they want to be marketed these days) does not offer the monetary conditions of some other European countries like Germany, Switzerland or the UK but, as far as I am concerned, I am very happy with my life in Prague.
Some time ago, I came across information regarding New Yorker international subscription. I found that we can have a decent reading about politics, culture and many more, straight from New York for only 18 USD for 3 months! Including the delivery to Czech Republic.
The magazine itself is published weekly and usually covers the recent political events, cultural ( both in New York and international), but also religion, geography and whatever else might be interesting. Every issue has reviews of films, music books and theatre plays as well as many pages long articles and reportages. It is a challenging pleasure to read those – usually reading the magazine from back to back takes me a week!