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Here I am at the end of my year in Prague. I started with a meager list based on research I did and after a year living here I've not only finished making my list but I've finished as much as I was able to squeeze into these 11 months...a whopping 85 OF 125 EXPERIENCES!!! After trying to tick as many of these experiences as possible, I can honestly say that Prague is an awesome city with tons of cool places, views, beers and experiences to be had.
I've spent so much time hating you. I hated you because people can be cold and harsh and unnecessarily cruel and that goes against how my family and culture raised me. A place is only as good as the people in it, right? ...begin to understand the reality of living in what people keep telling me is the "best city in Europe."..I finally understand that I'm not crazy
We went on the ‘tour,’ which was essentially a Chuck E. Cheese ride with singing cows popping out at us and giant Hershey kisses dancing in circles selling their corny little song...The chocolate tasted really good, don’t get me wrong! and it was kind of hilarious to be standing there as three adults parading through this line …but my point is that if you aren’t with a child under 12, I’d suggest maybe just stopping at a gas station and buying a Hershey bar there and getting on your way.
Why I Blog
My original blog started in spring of 2012!
I really started blogging when I was living in a tiny township in Taiwan and needed a place to share and vent my first time living abroad! It just naturally progressed into talking with other travelers and reading other blogs.
Since I found it challenging to find out what I wanted to before moving to Taiwan, I wanted to write this blog for people in the situation I was in: unaware, curious and maybe not knowing where to start. I found it was hard to learn about anything but the capital city and major tourist spots. A Lonely Planet guidebook told me not to even stop by in the city I was soon moving to... I try to seek and share places on and off the beaten path for other travelers and also expats in my current location. Get off the guidebooks, get on travel blogs!
Last year's focus was on Taiwan and Asia, because of my slow-traveling, teaching ways. This year, it's Prague and Česká republika! I've shifted the focus to Czech Republic and Europe, though South America is still very much on my mind!
Ubud by scooter
It all started when I studied abroad in Perth, Australia in college. It was a life-changing experience. I saw the light! Soon my time was up and it was back to Massachusetts to finish my degrees. Soon my experience felt merely like a dream I'd had that I would never leave behind. My other travel friends seemed to forget and get 'busier' and everyone molded back into their everyday lives as before, as if nothing had happened or changed. I eventually readjusted too but still had a tight hold on those memories, and an undeniable desire to see more.
However, AFAR magazines and Anthony Bourdain had to do for a few years as I finished my BA and then got my MA in Teaching. I took trips when I could to Colorado, San Fran, New York City, Boston and Sonoma Valley, which left me high and fiending for more!
Once I finished my degrees I was free and location-less. I skipped my graduation ceremony and headed for Asia! My experience living and teaching in Taiwan was really eye opening pushed me to adapt and be stronger. Living in the Czech Republic has challenged me in different ways and provides me with more education than I probably yet realize. Next I'll go home for an extended break to save money before I hit South and Central America full force!!!
A taste of...
The Czech Republic
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