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Tschuss (ciao) Berlin !

Last day, fun and tiring! We made a lovely breakfast in the flat, and headed out by 11. I’m fighting a cold now, too… Ugh! We headed for the Brandenburg gate on the S-Bahn. Came out into the crowded square… And it was nearly full sunshine. Wait, where are we, again? The square was busy […]

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Saturday and Sunday in Berlin

We arrived later Friday night in our lovely Berlin flat. It is smaller than the one in Prague, but very cosy. It’s much cooler here… Highs in the 60s rather than high 70s… And it has rained a lot every day. Rain, not showers. For hours! Sat am we headed out to find some breakfast. […]

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Wilkommen Auf Berlin!

We’ve arrived in Berlin last night around 9. It was a lovely 4+ hour train ride from Prague. The train was a bit late but otherwise uneventful. Sadly I was without a map of greater Czech or Germany so I could not follow along, but the countryside was gorgeous… We traveled along a river most […]

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Thursday – last full day in Prague

Sigh! Another terrific day in Prague. This is truly one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities I’ve ever visited. Clare remarked today that it is as if everything shiny is out on display. Prague was never bombed, so all the original architecture from the 1700s and before is still intact. Gold inlay makes half […]

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Pottery “class”

It has been really fun to have a mission every morning. We have been up around 7 every day and out the door by 8:30. We take the number 18 tram, which stops nearby, about 7 stops. The first day we had a bit of trouble finding the place, but we had left plenty of […]

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Pilsner Urquell (Weds 7/11)

Today was pilsner day! I normally don’t drink beer because of the gluten, but made an exception today. The pilsner Urquell is local, and 12%! After pottery, we headed out to see this cool TV tower, which was designed by the same guy who did the guns from the other day. It’s got several giant […]

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Clare has arrived

Another great day in the Czech republic! Clare arrived late Sunday safe and sound and our pottery class started today. Not very structured, but Ivan is interesting and has some amazing work. A few pix from yesterday and today.. Ivan makes an egg. Clare gets muddy for the first time There are some edgy art […]

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Prague does not suck!

We are loving it here 🙂 !!! The city is beautiful. Yesterday we both arrived around 3 and ventured out to find some food and then groceries. Dinner was lovely! We sat in a cafe overlooking the river. Relaxing and delightful. Afterwards we wandered toward the old town looking for groceries. We found a Tesco […]

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Saw some excellent murals on our evening excursion.

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Arrived in Prague!

Got here safe and sound! All flights and transfers fine. Melissa arrived just 10 minutes after Alex, our host for the flat, had finished giving me the tour. All good! The city is beautiful and it’s lovely and warm. More soon….

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