The frugalfirstclasstravel files – 1 November 2013

Hi Frugalistas!

In this week’s frugalfirstclasstravel files I’ve chosen an eclectic mix of posts, that explore some great experiences in different parts of the world.

First, it’s off to London with Sofie from Wonderful Wanderings who writes about her first afternoon tea in London.  I love this post because Sofie has managed to find a great, high quality afternoon tea at a very keen price in central London – very frugalfirstclass!

As you could read, I was really looking forward to having British afternoon tea in London. I decided to book ours at the Kingsway Hall, nicely located near Covent Garden. Read more about Sophie’s afternoon tea here…….

sofie

Next it’s off to Canada, courtesy of my friend, Vanessa, at Turnipseeds Travel.  Vanessa has written a fascinating post about a rare little spruce and its battle for survival against the odds – I really hope Vanessa does a follow up on her little spruce to report on its progress.

Strolling through the grounds of Whistling Gardens early on a sunny autumn day, I was dazzled by the brilliant colors of the cheerful flowers bobbing in the breeze. Leaves of all shapes and sizes rippled from the trees and a hearty selection of wild grasses created velvety swaths, undulating and twinkling in the sun.  Little did I realize that Whistling Gardens’ most extraordinary plant would be a small, scruffy, rabbit-nibbled shrub.  Read more….

Golden Spruce North Pacific Seaplanes

Finally, somewhere I’ve never been, but have been long fascinated by – the Kostnice Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic courtesy of Mary at The World is a Book.  I’ve been following Mary’s photos on social media, and really enjoyed reading about this slightly gruesome, but fascinating church.  I hope you enjoy it too!

I couldn’t think of a more appropriate Halloween post this year than our visit to the macabre Church of Bones or Bone Church at the Kostnice Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic. Located an hour from Prague, this was definitely one of the most memorable and unique places we have visited. The 40,000 human skeletons arranged in decorative fashion were a sight to behold…Read and see more here…..

bone church

Until next week!

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7 Comments on “The frugalfirstclasstravel files – 1 November 2013”

  1. Sofie @ Wonderful Wanderings 02/11/2013 at 10:26 pm #

    Thanks fo much for including me in this mix up! Glad you liked the post:-)

  2. Mary {The World Is A Book} 03/11/2013 at 6:40 am #

    Thanks for including my Bone Church post, Jo. I hope you get to visit it soon. It really is an unforgettable place and will leave you in awe. I love this idea of a weekly round-up from the blogosphere. Have a great week!

  3. Carolyn @ Holidays to Europe 07/11/2013 at 8:36 pm #

    What a great mix of blog posts! Mary’s post and photos of the Bone Church are amazing. It looks like it is macabre but beautiful in its own way.

    Thanks for sharing, Jo.

    • frugalfirstclasstravel 08/11/2013 at 6:11 am #

      Thanks Carolyn. I’ve always wanted to visit the bone church, and Mary’s post has really confirmed that.

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