PragueByKaty Blog

Let me post some balancing history of my blog here.

My blog was born in September 2011 with post about which way to go down from Prague castle. Before my blog was born I planned to have a www page about Prague, about my guiding services, but I was not able to start it, as I didn’t know how. Then I participated in Agile conference in Prague, I was there as a help and guide for speakers. After the tour one speaker and his friend they founded a wordpress and twitter accounts for me, so here I am. Therefore, I want to thank Chris Matts and JB for helping me to find this beautiful community and for their kick. I hope you are also lucky to read my posts and enjoy my shots. Big thanks belong also to my husband, who is checking my English. If you find a mistake, it’s because I posted without his help :-).

Pankrác, the morning, when my blog was born

Pankrác, the morning, when my blog was born

Excerpt from my WordPress Annual report:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

View to Prague, but really untraditional one

View to Prague, the untraditional one

I also received some award nominations, which was a big surprise for me and I really appreciate it a lot. First one was “One Lovely Blog” Award, the nomination I got from Xavi.

The next nominations are:

Adventurous Blogger Award from Snigdha at her GETSETANDGO blog here.

To accept the award, I have to answer the following question:

1. In which country or region would you like your next adventure to be? I have many dreams and wishes, but for now I choose Dublin in Ireland.
2. Where would you recommend for an adventurous time? Definitelly Prague and its surroundings, like Český Krumlov, Olomouc, Kutná Hora and many others.
3. Most interesting culture: I am happy to find most of the cultures interesting, every single one has something to admire.
4. Favorite activity: Talking to people, drinking coffee and watching the life around.
5. Most dangerous risk taken: drinking given water in a small mountain village in Yemen
6. Favorite quotation: Creativity takes courage. (Henri Matisse)
7. Happiness is: all around me.

The next step is to nominate 12 bloggers who I think are worthy of this award and to inform them about their nominations. My nominations are as follows:


Wind Against Current
Back Road Journal
Picturing England
The Urge To Wander
The North Edge
Peripatetic Eric
My Thoughts like Balloons
A Traveller’s Song
Looking at tiny stars

The nomination for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! from Ana Ela at her HabitualRunaway blog here.

The rules for accepting the award are as follows:

  • Provide a link and thanks to the bloggers who nominated you.
  • Answer 10 questions.
  • Nominate 10 blogs that you find a joy to read.
  • Provide links to the blogs and inform the recipients they have been nominated.
  • Include the award logo within your post.

10 Questions:

1. Your favourite colour?  Blue, pink, green.
2. Your favourite animal?  Gorillas, small dogs and many many others.
3. Your favourite drink?  Tea, coffee, fresh juice.
4. Facebook or Twitter?  Both, as I can’t compare what is uncomparable for me.
5. Your favourite pattern? Any colorful pattern.
6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Giving and getting gifts that I like.
7. Your favourite number? 28.
8. Favourite day of the week? All of them.
9. Favourite flower? Gladiola, rose, meadow flowers.
10. What is your passion? Travel, photography.

10 Sisterhood Nominations:

sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-awardjeanne’s blog…a nola girl at heart
A Nature Mom
cindyknoke The leisurely Life!
Lorna’s Tearoom Delights
bob’s wife
Serendipity 13
Day One
Ingrid Dendievel’s Blog
Memories are made of this
Dear Bliary
Ileana Partenie

One more nomination came these days from Xavi here and I send him big thanks for this nomination for Liebster Blog. I like Xavi’s blog a lot and if you don’t know it, I encourage you to visit it.

I’m glad and proud to accept the award.

This award has the following rules:

1) Post 11 random things about myself;
2) Answer 11 questions from the person(s) who nominated me;
3) Post 11 new questions to those bloggers I nominate;
4) Nominate 11 bloggers (and let them know I’ve done so).

Random things about myself (in no particular order):

I am very happily married.
I am a tour guide here in Prague and around.
I love travelling.
I love making picture.
I love reading books.
I love spending time with my family.
I love our dogs.
I love looking at things as I see them for the first time.
I love to share what I know with people.
I love Prague and Czech Republic.
I love looking out of the window when travelling.

My replies:

1. If you could pick any holiday destination, where would you go and why? Above I wrote I would love to go to Dublin, my next destination is Marrocco, beacuse I would love to see how it changed from my last visit
2. Are you an early bird or a night owl? Early bird
3. Favourite thing to spend your time on? Being with friend in cafe, giving tours in Prague, work with photos on PC
4. If you won a ton of cash in the lottery, what would be your first purchase? One more camera lens
5. What are your favourite books? The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and other his books, Karel Čapek‘s books, A Widow for One Year by John Irving
6. And your favourite movie? Stand By Me and lots of Czech movies like Pelíšky, Účastníci zájezdu, Občanský průkaz, fairy tale Tři oříšky pro Popelku
7. What language would you like to learn? German and Spanish
8. How would your friends describe you in 4 words? Smart, shining, friendly, reliable (words of my husband, thank you, honey)
9. Sea or mountains? Sea
10. What is the craziest thing you have ever seen or done? ?
11. What do you love about blogging? That someone enjoys my posts

The 11 questions for the nominees (I borrowed a few from Xavi):

1. If you could pick any holiday destination, where would you go and why?
2. When do you plan to come to Prague? 🙂
3. What is favorite destination / place that you have visited and why?
4. Favourite thing to spend your time on?
5. What are your favourite books?
6. And your favourite movie?
7. Which place close to your home you would recommend us to visit?
8. City or country?
9. Sea or mountains?
10. What is the craziest thing you have ever seen or done?
11. What do you love about blogging?

And finally, the 11 nominees (in no particular order):

liebsterawardJunsjazz Images & Inspiration
The Worlds Is a Book…
Photograph: To draw in light.
Etol Thoughts
postcards from Budapest
The Phoblography
BUDAPEST – Hungary
Sea Play Photography
frida klenell

BIG THANKS to you all who are interested in my blog, who like it, comment it and subscribe it.

Happy New Year and Happy Blogging!


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vladimir Brezina
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 16:01:19

    Congratulations, Katy, and thanks for nominating us. Much appreciated!!


  2. Karen
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 16:20:25

    What a lovely way to start the year off with the awards you have received…congratulations. Thank you for thinking of my blog for the Adventurous Blogger. I really do appreciate it.


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  4. theitriskmanager
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 17:16:24


    Your blog is so much cooler than my own. I think you have found your voice.

    Congratulations on your nominations. Well deserved.



  5. blogfia
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 20:44:06

    What a surprise and I feel very honored – THANKS!
    I am so happy you like my Budapest blog 🙂
    Congrats to you too!


  6. Linda, A Nature Mom
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 23:51:21

    Congratulations on all your awards!! And thank you so much for including me in the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I don’t think I’ve seen this one before. 🙂


  7. Haikugirl
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 01:56:27

    Thank you for nominating me, Katy! 🙂


  8. Gemma
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 02:58:41

    Thank you very much, Katy. 🙂


  9. pommepal
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 07:08:00

    Thank you Katy for the sisterhood award. I.m pleased to have found your blog and look forward to haveing a look around.
    Happy blogging to you in 2013.


  10. Clanmother
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 07:08:29

    Congratulations on you well deserved awards and congratulations to all those remarkable bloggers who received your nomination. I am celebrating your success. All of the very best for 2013!!


  11. Amy
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 17:07:24

    Congratulations, Katy! Well deserved.


  12. Strawberryindigo
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 04:29:36

    Congrats to you! Thanks for the award I am honored! 😀


  13. tearoomdelights
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 09:49:26

    Many congratulations on all your awards and thank you for nominating my blog. I love your passion for Prague and I’m sure that anyone taking one of your tours goes home with wonderful memories. If I’m ever in Prague I know who I’d like to have show me round! 🙂


  14. Cornelia Lohs
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 12:38:55

    Thank you so much for the award, which I have received several times before.


  15. poppytump
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 19:52:16

    Many Congratulations Katy ! its been nice looking @ your responses to the questions 😉
    You come across as one very delightful fun knowledgeable lady 🙂


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  17. Island Traveler
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 13:46:26

    Prague is breathtaking! You are truly blessed to be a part of its charms and stories. Congratulations! You blog inspires all of us. Thanks.


  18. umbriascribe
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:36:36

    Oh Katy, this is a beautiful blog! I’m following you now. You know, you and I have a lot in common and a lot to exchange. Did you see my Prague posts on my blog? My husband is from Prague, we live in Italy and return to Prague twice a year. It’s been a second home to me for the last 23 years. Your work is stellar and congrats on all the awards. I’m going to email you. Ahoj!


  19. vacation packages
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 13:03:08

    Its such as you read my thoughts! You seem to grasp a lot approximately this, like you wrote the ebook in it or something. I feel that you just can do with some % to force the message house a bit, but instead of that, this is great blog. An excellent read. I’ll certainly be back.


  20. Madhu
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 19:33:05

    Rather belated congratulations Katy, and heartfelt thanks 🙂


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