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Post-Humanist Berlin: The Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

When in Berlin a month or so ago, we visited what is colloquially known as that Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. Officially, it is the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe: a confusing, concrete, and rather hostile collection of over 2,500 concrete blocks, all arranged in neat rows.   Designed by Peter Eisenman, an American architect, the holocaust memorial, according to Eisenman, is […]

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Stolpersteine: Stumbling Through Europe

The Stolpersteine, or Stumbling Blocks, are one artists legacy to return significance to individual lives destroyed by the holocaust, whether a survivor or not.  I’ve wanted to share this for a while now as we’ve seen them in Prague, Berlin and Vienna.  The next time you find yourself in Europe, depending on the city, admiring […]

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Leaving Moldova Isn’t Easy (But it’s Not Why You Think)

When I say leaving Moldova wasn’t easy, it wasn’t because we’d fallen in love with the place and had to leave too soon.  Although the landscapes are beautiful and it does contain an element of mysticism, we weren’t feeling as though we were missing much by leaving Moldova after only a few days.  Sure standing […]

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Got Beer? Visiting Pilsen: Day Trips From Prague

Na zdraví! Welcome to the birthplace of Pilsner beer, the small western Bohemian city of Pilsen. To be honest, the city isn’t going to blow anyone away and I fully admit that we came for the beer but if you end up like us, with a full couple of days to wander around, there are […]

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Karlštejn Castle Czech Republic

Visiting Karlštejn Castle: Day Trips from Prague

Now that we’re living in Prague (yay!), we figured we should get out there and test drive some different day trips from Prague…you know, for research and stuff. We’ll be posting details and photos from our different day trips from Prague as we go, using a super scientific method for determining their worth: how much fun we […]

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We Live in a Fairytale Kingdom, and We’re Not Going Anywhere

This week hits the one month mark since we arrived in Prague, and it’s gone by in a blur. For those of you who don’t know, we’re here taking a course: on Friday, we will (hopefully) graduate with our Trinity Cert. TESOL qualification, which is the preliminary teacher qualification for those wishing to teach English to […]

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