Tuesday, November 24, 2009


So continuing with my Swedish theme...we have IKEA here in Brno. For those of you that don't know, IKEA is the Swedish furniture & accessories store. You'll find lots of modern stuff and everything is do-it-yourself. It's fun to go there but it is always crowded and I normally spend way too much money there.

It is located just outside of Brno at the Avion Shopping Park. There are free shuttle busses that run from Úzká, in front of Galerie Vaňkovka, to Avion every day and the shuttle bus only takes about 10 - 15 minutes to get there. They are convenient...but not when you want to buy large items.

One of the best things about IKEA is that it is the only place in Brno where you can get, what I consider to be, a normal hot dog.

Czech hot dogs, párek v rohliku, are just different. In Czech Republic (and Slovakia) they basically steam open a roll, squirt ketchup or mustard down inside of the roll and stick the hot dog down inside.

Claudia & I went to IKEA on Sunday to pick up a few more things for Thanksgiving. And I had no problem at all going in to the store with a bottle of pickle relish, that Mom had sent me, in my backpack. I know that some of the people there must have thought we were crazy. But who cares? Because we sure had the best hot dogs for 10 Kč (~60¢) each.

1 comment:

  1. The Ikea hotdogs seem to be favourite among americans I met two guys in with black sportscar at this Ikea yesterday:)

    Btw. there is interesting show on the weekend going on. The battle of Austerliz reconstruction (rom 1805). One of Napoleons key victories (Russia+Austria vs. France). There are going to be 800 in 19th century uniforms + cannons and horses. Some of the french will probably parade through Brno on Friday but the main show is on Saturday in Tvarozna. From 14:00 - 15:30 there is going to be some noise:) And then from 19:00 they will parade in Slavkov u Brna (+fireworks). It is for free. You can also visit Slavkov castle which is one of the most famous in Moravia and beautiful one.

    The last year:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlNSKFbnLrc