I write travel stories about cities all around Europe, my main focus is culture, history, and lifestyle. Through my stories, I always want to „transfer“ my readers to concrete places, so they go with me to hidden gems of the town, they talk to locals and they have the same curiosity as me.
I co-operate with the main Czech nationwide newspapers and lifestyle magazines, the total readership of these media is 854, 000 readers. Here you can see my travel stories for the Czech lifestyle weekly Vlasta, which has a readership of 152,000 and is the oldest magazine for families in the Czech Republic, published since 1947, and also my travel stories for lifestyle magazine Mlady svet, where I write every week three-pages articles about inspiring people and cities all around the world.
Łódź was a big surprise for me. I had no idea how beautiful could be an industrial town! The city council and locals brought new inspiring life into industrial buildings, so there are galleries, museums and cafe in place, where have been machines for decades. American director David Lynch was so amazed by this location that he filmed here movie Inland Empire. I wrote about an interactive museum and a unique hotel Stare Kino (Old cinema), where you will be accommodated in rooms, designed according to famous movies, in the ground floor you can visit the oldest cinema in Poland.
Weimar is a city in central Germany. It’s known as the favourite place of famous German writers Goethe and Schiller, but also for world-famous art school Bauhaus, which started a new way of international modern art and craft. There is a new Bauhaus museum with a huge collection of art masterpieces. I really like design shops all around, where you can see that Bauhaus inspiration is still in the air.
Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO city in the Czech Republic. There are amazing historical treasures from times of Middle Ages, renaissance and baroque. I saw an amazing baroque theatre with original stage design. You have to see also Egon Schiele Art Centrum, where you can visit a permanent exhibition about world-famous painter Egon Schiele, who lived in Cesky Krumlov in 1911.
Aarhus is Denmark’s second-biggest city. In 2017, it was the European Capital of Culture. I wrote about cultural highlights in the town as open-air museum Den Gamle By, where you can see how Danes lived years ago, also I visited ARoS – gallery of modern art with beautiful rainbow roof and of course, I could not miss street food area.
Warsaw is a major international tourist spot in Poland. I have been to various museums, which presents so many stories connected to Warsaw. My personal Nr. 1 is POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
Austria’s Imperial capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. I have been in Vienna to see what´s new in main galleries. I saw the amazing story of Madam D´Ora, female photographer, who had a famous studio in the centre of Vienna.
Of course! Amsterdam it means automatically bikes and Van Gogh Museum, but I saw much more as an extraordinary museum of microbes, the only one in the world. I have been in the museum of the resistance movement during WWII and a very nice botanical garden.
Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark. It is best known to tourists as the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, author of some of the most treasured fairy tales. I walked around the footsteps of Andersen and saw places, where he lived or places, which inspired him when he was writing fairy tales.
My travel articles
in Mlady svet weekly maganize
Mlady svet is a legendary Czech lifestyle magazine, which presents the culture, history, and travel stories. Every week I publish a travel story Inspiration from the world, where I present stories of Czechs abroad and my travel stories. Here you can see my favorite places in Aarhus (Denmark) as the open-air museum Den Gamle By, community library Dokk1, and the university campus of Aarhus University.
My article about Frankfurt am Main presents a story of Czech teacher Katerina Spiess-Velcovska, the founder of the Czech school in Frankfurt. She told me about her favorite places as the cathedral, botanical garden or Jewish Museum, and Museum of Communication.
The Hague is the hometown of Czech NGO worker Petra Prins Mikulkova, who shared with me her favorite places. We spoke about the beautiful historical center, where you can see a unique combination of monuments and modern architecture. Petra also likes exotic markets in China Town and enjoys walking in dunes nearby the Hague.
My article presented the story of Lucie Rehorikova, former director of the Czech cultural center in Kyiv. She told me about the authentic places in the center, as Podol district or Trukhaniv Island.
I am always amazed when I speak with Czech-Japanese translator Petr Holy. He has lived in Tokyo for 23 years and he told me about his favorite cafe, where you can sit and listen to music on a gramophone or you can go to the theatre, where you can see traditional Japanese theatre performance kabuki.
During one of my press trips last year, I visited Spain inland – Catalonia. There are a lot of awesome places like the Catedral de Girona, the Museum of Cinema-Tomàs Mallol Collection, The Exile Memorial Museum in Girona, or the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres. An unforgettable experience is the Circusland in Besalú, the only European patrimonial institution dedicated exclusively to the history and the present activity of the circus world.