It's been a difficult decision, but I think The Marvels of Mikulov may have been the last real post on this blog. It's not that there aren't hundreds more interesting things to write about (I'll actually be cycling through the nicest part of the country for the next few weeks) but it's been a difficult 12 or 18 months and I feel I need to focus more of my time and energy on things that produce an income.
The plunder of the Slav Epic was also quite a discouraging event that highlighted to me the pointlessness of spreading the word about the country's hidden gems if the best are going to be carted off to the capital anyway. I wonder if the bones from Kutná Hora will be next?
The answer to Where the Czech...? #151 is Hodonín on the banks of the Morava River where it becomes the international border with Slovakia. Liberator president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk was born to a Moravian mother and Slovak father there in 1850. The wooden sculptures in Where the Czech...? #143 are part of a recreation of a fortified campsite at a Great Moravian Empire archeological site near Lanžhot, also in South Moravia.
I've very much enjoyed meeting people like Mike, Scott and Marketa, Derek, Sherry and Nina through the blog and keeping up acquaintances with others like Brett and Jay. Hope to see you all again someday.
Thanks for reading, take care of yourselves and bye for now, captain oddsocks.