The book

Regular readers of this blog might remember my plan to bicycle around the Czech Republic in stages and write a book about the smaller, lesser known places that I passed through.

In the Spring of 2010 I've travelled four of the five stages I had planned, and I recommend the method of travel to anyone who wants to see a country properly. My only regret is that I didn't do it years ago. (And that wrong turn on the way to Jachymov, now that I come to think about it).

Unfortunately, I'm not even close to completing four fifths of the writing, but here's a list of first drafts for some of the chapters that have appeared here as blog posts. I hope to be adding to it soon ;-)

Spending the night at Svojanov Castle
Schindler's Svitavy
Chrudim and the National Marionette Museum
Hradec Králové
Nové Město nad Metují
Kuks and Braun's Bethlehem
The view from the roof of Bohemia

Castles of the Bohemian Paradise
Liberec, town in a tinman's hat
Czech Switzerland National Park
The destruction of Lidice
The moving church of Most
Karlovy Vary's new clothes 

The American Liberation of Plzeň
Pilsner Urquell brewery
Český Krumlov
České Budějovice Budvar brewery

Temelin nuclear power plant
Jan Žížka from Trocnov
A pilgrimage to Pelhřimov
Last shreds of the Iron Curtain
How to make Burčák