Czech tramping is something that is deeply woven into the psyche of many Czechs, especially those who lived through some of the political events of the 1900’s. Back in November of 2016, we shared Flashback to 1929: Czech Tramp News Covers, a post which all of the tramping buffs loved, and in that post we...
Sometimes as we are surfing around the internet we come across something that takes us completely by surprise. This was one such morning. I located the covers from Czech Tramp newsletter from 1929, 1930 and 1931. Tramp came out every Friday, weekly. At the time, a yearly subscription cost 42 CZK (Czech Koruna or Crowns) plus another...
Czech trampská hudba, also known as Czech tramping or tramp music and tramping songs, known as trampská píseň, or trampske písničky are a style of song and music associated with an activity known as tramping. Originating in the early 1900’s, many say it was right after WWI that the sound came to then called Czechoslovakia....
Rabštejn nad Střelou (Raven stone over bullet or missile in English or Rabenstein in German) is a part of the city of Manětín, located in the Plzeň (Pilsen) district. It is an old historic town, which lies on the river Střela about 30 kilometers north of Pilsen. Today I am sharing some memories of camping at Rabštejn nad...
If you go into any old Czech bar that plays Folk music you will find at least one of these songs the track-list. These are songs that my grandparents used to sing around the campfire during communism when this music wasn’t even allowed. This type of music isn’t for everyone but for my grandparents it...
Watching Limonadovy Joe a few months ago I found myself wondering where those canyons were. It looked like the Czech Grand Canyon! Little Amerika? Could it really have been filmed in the Czech Republic? I know that Barrandov studios did a great job building a town from the old American Wild West, but what about those...