Czech Republic

Eating in Prague: Czech Cuisine at the Subterranean Cafe Sudicka

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On a quiet street in the fancy Vinohrady neighborhood of Prague, I spotted the entrance to the restaurant and cafe, Sudicka. I walked down the steps into a cavernous, brick walled space. It was dark and medieval feeling, yet somehow very cozy. Books and antiques filled the space and dripping candles gave the room a […]

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Photo Essay: Peace and Beauty Atop Petrin Hill in Prague

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On my last afternoon in Prague, I walked up Petrin Hill to look out over the red roofs and gold-topped spires of the city aglow in the light of waning sun. As I made my way to the top, I found the views I was searching for and so much more: It’s amazing how easily […]

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Photo Essay: Kutná Hora and the Church of Bones

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I took a step away from my typical travel ways when I went to Prague; I showed up with no ideas on what to see and never once glanced at a guidebook. The breakfast banter at my cozy hostel served as an excellent stand in. In that little kitchen I learned about the city of […]

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Photo Essay: The Unique Sculpture Art of Prague

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Coming from the street art and graffiti covered Berlin, Prague had initially seemed wholesome in comparison. My first sighting of anything street art related was a clean up crew painting over a graffitied wall in the Old Town Square. I get it — Prague’s scenery has so much character already embedded in it. Compared to […]

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Photo Essay: The Tourist Experience in Prague

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When I arrived in Prague, I had a strange sensation that I later identified as “tourist shock”. My mouth hung open as I observed the magnitude of the crowd at Old Town Square for the first time and wondered how the Charles Bridge could withstand the tourist masses. I quickly realized that my perception of […]

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Photo Essay: The Beauty’s in the Details in Prague

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Understanding the popularity of Prague took only a matter of moments as I set out see the city on my first full day there. With all of its fanciful buildings and bridges, I felt like I’d entered a fairytale land — the kind of place you see in a movie, but you don’t think actually […]

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But Oh, Those Berlin Summer Mornings (and Prague Nights)

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While hosteling in Berlin, I quickly realized that even if you sit out the Saturday night partying, the party will eventually make its way to you. That was especially true in the nightlife heavy neighborhood of Friedrichshain I stayed in at the beginning of my trip. In my hostel dorm room, there was a lively […]

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