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24 Hours in Brno

For a quick city break from Prague, or a stop between Prague and Vienna, Budapest or Bratislava, head to the Czech Republic’s second city of Brno. A roughly two and a half hour drive or train ride from Prague will land you in this university town brimming with interesting architecture … Read More

Movies Set and Shot in Budapest

Budapest is beautiful. Gorgeous buildings, grand boulevards, it’s a photographer’s dream. And film producers see a lot to love there too. The city has become a major film destination in Central Europe for producers interested in replicating just about any European city. Government incentives, lower labor costs and a diversity … Read More

Things to Avoid in Prague

Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague

You might expect a travel company’s blog to only talk up the positives of our destinations. But we’re realists. Here are 10 things to avoid in Prague:

Red Rooftops of Rovinj

Panoramic Rovinj

Undoubtedly the best views of Rovinj are to be had from the top of the bell tower of the church of St Euphemia, situated right atop the hilly old town. Shot just as the sun was going down, we hope these panoramas give you an idea of just how picturesque … Read More

Slovakia’s UNESCO Sites – Banska Stiavnica

Banska Stiavnica, on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1993 is the oldest mining town in Slovakia and due to its mineral wealth (gold, silver and copper were all mined here) it was both prosperous and sought after – the Turks tried to conquer it during a prolonged invasion of … Read More

Venetian Canal

Views of Venice

Last month the JayWay crew gathered in Venice, arriving by plane, train and automobile, for a combined all-hands meeting and research visit. After several years of research visits there, for the 2012 season we are adding Venice to the JayWay destination line-up and yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many … Read More

Municipal House

Cultural Rainy Day Ideas for Prague

It’s usually dry during daytime through spring and summer but it’s always good to have a backup plan if it rains on your Prague vacation. Here are some ideas for some culturally enriching diversions. Get artsy There’s a wide range of galleries in Prague, many of them part of the … Read More

Hvezda Letohradek

Off-the-beaten-track Prague

The square mile or so of Prague’s city centre can feel a little crowded in the peak of tourist season, so here’s our guide to a few things that are less frequented but still worth a visit: A. Vyšehrad This site of Prague’s oldest castle is now a national monument. … Read More

Explore Poland’s UNESCO World Heritage List Sites with JayWay

The UNESCO World Heritage List is UNESCO’s way of promoting the preservation of culturally, architecturally, historically and naturally significant places. Poland’s 13 entries on the list feature some of the most important sites in Eastern Europe. Several of them are included in our list of destinations and excursions: Auschwitz Birkenau … Read More

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