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Looking up: Prague’s St Vitus Cathedral

Looking up: Prague’s St Vitus Cathedral

St Vitus Cathedral is an impressive structure. It’s not exactly ground-breaking that I would suggest you visit here, given that it’s part of the castle complex that tops every ‘what to do in Prague’ list. It’s full name is The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert, so bum deal for Wenceslaus and Adalbert whose names get dropped most of the time (though with a name like Wenceslaus, he’s probably used to it). This is a massive Gothic cathedral,…

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Trdelnik: a treat just for tourists (feat. judgemental pigeon)

Trdelnik: a treat just for tourists (feat. judgemental pigeon)

I love when people pick an ordinary thing and make a habit of doing it in every new place they go. Iona buys a bra. Her dad gets a local shave. I was thinking my thing could be ‘eat something baked and delicious’. In the name of exploration, of course. My baked good of choice for Prague was the Trdelnik. A delicious chimney of sweet dough covered in cinnamon sugar and filled with any number of delicious, creamy fillings. This…

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Some thoughts and recommendations from Prague

Some thoughts and recommendations from Prague

This weekend, I went to Prague with Jake and Iona. Not only are these two people kind and fun, they are also curious and introspective. I mean, Iona spent the weekend explaining how everything can be related back to the industrial revolution and reading Alain de Botton’s philosophical treatise, ‘the Art of Travel’. In fact, she talked about Alain de Botton a lot, sharing his theories on how architecture reflects human psychology as I gawked at Prague’s buildings. This meant…

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