Carnival — or "Masopust," as it is called in Prague — hosts festivities ranging from a fancy costume ball and special gallery exhibits to wild street fairs and parades throughout the Czech capital’s districts and surrounding villages.
Having spent the last two years stationed in Germany and enjoying the local food, wine and beer, we decided to venture out and spend a week touring the western portion of the Czech Republic called Bohemia.
Situated between Seville to the north and Cadiz to the south, Jerez de la Frontera could be dismissed as a mere transit point. But during the off-season, the calm streets and small number of tourists make it a relaxing getaway.
The building that houses Trattoria da Carmelo in Pasiano, Italy, has been the family home to three generations and a gathering place for local farmers and residents, first as a general store and now as a restaurant.