Warsaw: A surprising, instant Team Poitras favorite

Palace on the Isle, Łazienki Park, Warsaw, Poland

After Olomouc and Kraków, we would have been ok having a middle-of-the-road big city experience. But Warsaw blew us away. We LOVED it. Here are some of the highlights… Warsaw’s parks In all previous places we’ve visited, we found one park (sometimes two) that was lovely and relaxing. In Warsaw, we found six and we didn’t even come close […]

The garlicky pleasures of the Czech Republic

Olomoucké tvarůžky

We like garlic. Sarah cooks with it in almost every meal at home. So we were delighted to find two dishes that highlight the vampire-fighting bulb while traveling in the Czech Republic. Olomoucké tvarůžky  A specialty of Olomouc, it is a ripened, soft cheese that has a pungent,  garlicky smell and taste. We first tried […]

Dobrý den Prague

Prague Castle

Prague is a great city for different types of travelers to visit – it’s beautiful, it’s easy to get around, it’s steeped in history, it has great beer, and it’s cheap. In addition to these reasons, we started in Prague because we’d been before and we wanted to be comfortable and not feel guilty if […]