Next stop Cesky Krumlov via Cesky Beajoivice.


But first, a public service break;

Barmy Travel Tip:   Transportation in Europe can be confusing and stressful.  The trains and buses leave exactly on time  (I know!).  They wait not for frantic tourists running down the platform.  We rarely miss a train or a bus, but it may be because over the years of travel, we’ve come up with a unique, (shall we say Barmy) system.

We give the town names an easy nickname, so that when you’re rushing up stairs and across vast train stations, you communicate correctly with one another.  Trying to pronounce the names properly (in the regional language) results in different pronunciations each time and unnecessary gritting of teeth.

I’ll show you what I mean ~~ try pronouncing these…

We have fun, giggling as we choose our nicknames (we have to find amusement where we can in foreign countries)

Hey Barmy followers, here’s an interactive game for you:


Match the town name below with its Barmy nickname:

 Spittal  Millstattersee                                         Horny Divorcee

Cesky Krumlov                                                              Beetlejuice

Horni Dvoriste                                                                       Spit Mill

Ceske Budejovice                                                        Crispy Krème


Back to regular travel programming — tomorrow (or next day).

(Excuse the formatting, don’t have time to wrestle with Word Press)


  1. Mary
    May 24, 2018

    I love this. Great idea!

  2. James Fischer
    May 24, 2018

    This is the funniest thing ever posted on this blog since day one.

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