I’ve recently seen a documentary on Bretagne and the region looks wonderful. I think Rennes is the main city.
Interesting story about the ‘frites’ and people spending evenings near those caravanes, I guess in some other countries like Ireland people would rather go to a pub.
BTW, les crêpes (pancakes) are obviously popular even outside France, just like croissants.
What's great about Czechia besides atheism?
Well I guess maybe the greatest thing is that given its location in the middle of Europe it's a unique blend of Slavic and West European (esp. Germanic) cultures so there's history on every corner.
A quote from a British website:
'This small country has the largest concentration of great houses and palaces in Europe, built by Czech Renaissance magnates and the wealthy nobility of the Habsburg Empire, while the castles that are such a dramatic feature of the landscape reflect Bohemia's power and influence in the Middle Ages.'
Unfortunately, it's extremely costly to keep this architectural legacy alive and I think in France there's a similar problem.
So it's a tough choice - should France, Czechia, etc. invest millions $$$ in the conservation of historical treasures or rather save the money for 'more important things' like digital infrastructure, roads, pensions, healthcare, defence, etc.
Imagine how many km of new roads or railways could be built or how many poor and homeless could be fed instead of pouring money into the Notre Dame cathedral, the Carcassonne castle or the Châteaux of the Loire Valley
BTW, there's a Czech delikatese - spa wafers - which my French relatives loved and which is equal in taste to les galettes (they even seek to obtain EU protection). More here