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Our guests’ opinions

Our house in Vižňov has now been available for people to rent for 14 years. And we are still keen to know what people think of their stay. You will find a summary on our homepage under “reactions from guests”. We are extremely happy with these reactions; all positive, without exception. Naturally there have been points of criticism over…

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Restaurant Švejk

We have again delicious eaten in Restaurant Švejk in the Center Walzel, 2 kilometers from home. This restaurant is highly recommended. Excellent food for a low price. In a cozy atmosphere with friendly service. The menu is also available in English and German.

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Village Carnival

Defying the cold of February, these fellow villagers went past the houses to dance, sing and drink. So make sure the drink is ready :-). We too were cordially invited to participate. Well, who can refuse.

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Cheaper money from ATM

As you may have read elsewhere on this website, there is an ATM near the railway crossing in Mezimestí. If you withdraw money then the machine asks if you want to pay in Czech crowns or in Euros. Always choose to pay in Crowns. The cash withdrawal of Kronen will then be deducted from your bank account at a…

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Also nice: South of France

You are interested in holiday in the Czech Republic. But we can not fail to inform you about our holiday home in the South of France. The department of Gers, the “Tuscany” of France. Also here peace, space and many opportunities to be busy or just relax. Curious? Then take a look at frankrijkvakantiewoning.com

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Faster Internet

Maybe not superfast, but at least 3x as fast as before! As of tomorrow we will have an Internet speed of 6 Mb/s in the house. You could get by with the previous Internet speed of 2 Mb/s but it was far from ideal. Mid 2017 Although it will be possible to use 4G Internet throughout Europe via the…

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Watch TV in HD from now on!!

It was quite a task to get all the hardware and software to talk to each other, but we managed it. New disc and dual LNB head. New receiver. From now on we will also have all the HD channels from the Canal Digitaal basic package. Hundreds of channels from 4 satellites (Astra 1,2 and 3 and Hotbird). For…

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Solar panels

Zonnepanelen in Tsjechie

We obtained the licence for 5.8 kW solar panels in September. It’s a bit like a Declaration of Good Behaviour….. You have to have one in order to supply electricity from solar panels to the network….. We are extremely grateful to Hanna and Slavek Solčovi, who very generously fought their way through the jungle of paperwork for us! So Holiday…

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Geopark positive addition for Vižňov

The latest positive addition to our village in 2010 was a genuine Geopark, created between the church and the restaurant, approximately 500 m from our house. The geopark gives an overview of the geological developments in the region. Examples of geological material and boards with maps and explanations (unfortunately only in Czech) make it clear just how special the…

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Speed traps in Poland

Poland has also embraced the “speed trap” phenomenon. Although we (fortunately) haven’t seen them in operation, we noticed when we drove to Vižňov via Poland that the Poles have apparently discovered the phenomenon of “speed traps”. It’s not clear whether it’s a question of raising revenue or traffic safety. On the road from Legnica to Golinsk (via Bolkow and…

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