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Dateline: Prague

Dateline: Prague

In addition to being a beautiful city, Prague has an atmosphere about it that is so palpable you can taste it. And if you don’t believe me, consider the works of one who grew up there: Franz Kafka. I hit the Kafka Museum while in Prague and really the only way to describe is “Kafkaesque.” You learn about the writer’s history, what shaped his singular view of the world, in a pretty straightforward manner that you would expect in a…

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Má Vlast

Má Vlast

Prague Castle skyline at night I’m listening to Smetana’s ode to his Czech homeland, Má Vlast, as I coast along the Vltava River on the train, half an hour out of Prague. It’s a gorgeous piece of music (thanks, H) and is a moving testament to this river and this beautiful country. And it is a beautiful country. From the time I crossed the border last week, northbound from Munich, the Czech countryside was enticing in all its green. Yes,…

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Ein Prosit

Ein Prosit

The Oktoberfest beer tent of my fave German brewer: Augustiner. Prost! Right off the bat, let me restate something I’ve been saying for 22 years: Oktoberfest (or “Wiesn” as they call it locally) is the best party on the planet. Period. Imagine your own state fair — or for you friends in SoCal, the San Diego Fair — multiplied by a million. Yes, a million. (For Alaska friends, it’s the AK Fair times 10 billion.) Now you’re getting close to…

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