Tag: European cities

Daily life in Paris

Daily life in Paris

The last few days have been less touristy than usual.  Jim’s conference has gotten underway, and he is preoccupied with that.  Also, the weather has been rainy and chilly – not the best for wandering around gardens and monuments.  On Tuesday morning, I was feeling a little rough around the edges, so we got a …

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Last stop… Paris

Last stop… Paris

I’m feeling a little dogged right now, but I’m going to power out this blog entry regardless!  On Saturday, we caught a City Night Line train from Prague to Cologne, Germany.  We had the bad fortune to end up in a sleeper cabin right next to a kitchen from which clanking beer bottles were regularly …

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The smells of Europe

The smells of Europe

Before I delve into the smells of Europe, let me describe our last day in Prague.  As our train was not leaving until around 6:30 p.m. (or 18:30 in Europe-speak, in which I am now fluent), we had asked about leaving our bags at the apartment until later in the afternoon and were told this …

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Recurring themes in Prague

Recurring themes in Prague

I have noticed several recurring themes in Prague that repeat themselves daily.  First, brides.  There are a ton of brides roaming around various parts of the city, followed by an entourage of photographers and videographers.  Their dress dragging across the dirty cobblestone.  We think that perhaps we are not seeing them on their wedding day but …

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A visit to Prague Castle

A visit to Prague Castle

This morning for breakfast, we decided to try the bakery across the street from our apartment.  I was able to decipher some words in Czech that were similar to English, and I bought us two different pastries that had broccoli in them.  Oh.My.God.  I swear to you that these were the most delicious pastries I …

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Arrival in Prague

Arrival in Prague

Despite the fact that the beds in our train cabin were extremely comfortable, I did not sleep much.  The train is noisy and jostles around, and I’m just not good at sleeping in those conditions.  This, of course, didn’t help my cold, which has now, as I write this, blossomed into completely plugged sinuses.  I …

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