My first ever trip to the Czech Republic, November 2016

  

Czech Koruna

The currency is Czech Koruna or Crowns. The exchange rate when I was there was about 25 Koruna to one US dollar.

 

 

Glass color sample cards

Browsing glass color sample cards over a delicious (and very strong) coffee

 

 

 

A glass pressing machine at the bead factory

 

 

A sampling of traditional Czech meals...

Beef Goulash Czech Republic

Guláš, Beef Goulash (above). A beef stew served with (extra delicious) onions and bread dumplings. Dumplings  (either bread or potato) accompany many meals in the Czech Republic. 

 

Svíčková Beef Cream Sauce Cranberries Whipped Cream

Svíčková (above). Beef with a cream sauce served with cranberries, whipped cream(!) and bread dumplings. The thick sauce is made from carrot, parsley root, celeriac and cream. Beef with whipped cream!

 

Roast pork with dumplings and cabbage (pečené vepřové s knedlíky a se zelím, colloquially vepřo-knedlo-zelo) is often considered the most typical Czech dish.

pečené vepřové s knedlíky a se zelím (above), is often considered the most typical Czech dish... It consists of roast pork with pickled red cabbage and potato dumplings.

 

Apple Streudel! Štrůdl

Štrůdl (Above.  Apple strudel with ice cream!

 

Now back to the bead factory!

 

A snowy morning outside of my hotel window

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These beads have just been cut

 These large coin-shaped beads have just been cut and have yet to be cleaned up.

 

A bagful of beautiful

A bagful of beautiful

  

 

 

 My shopping spree in the Czech glass bead factory!

My shopping spree in the Czech glass bead factory!

 

This photo was taken on what may have been one of the best nights of my life (after, of course, my wedding and the birth of my daughter...). Working late to accomplish many things during my last day and night at the bead factory. We enjoyed pizza and champagne and Jamie and I worked on designing a new collection, choosing beads for Spring, and forecasting our needs for the coming year. Now that's my idea of heaven!

 

A visit to the glass museum in Jablonecs

 

 

 

 

Then off to Prague!

 

  

 

 

 

 

What a trip!

Dare to Dream (at the John Lennon wall in Prague)

Dare to Dream! (at the John Lennon wall in Prague)



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