Tag: prague

  • What it’s like to live in Prague

    What it’s like to live in Prague

    Our experiences as travelers are unique in that we get to inhabit a place without at all inhabiting a place. We stay in hotels, not knowing what the apartments look like. We hang out in city center, never seeing the areas where most people live. As much as I love to extrapolate and try to…

  • Go underground on a bomb shelter tour in Prague

    Go underground on a bomb shelter tour in Prague

    Due to its long history of getting bombed by European and international aggressors, Prague equipped itself with hundreds of concrete bunkers that are fully functioning with electricity, water, and ventilation. Many of these bomb shelters were built in the 50’s during the Cold War and are designed to accommodate a large percentage of the people…

  • Flying in and out of the Prague airport

    Flying in and out of the Prague airport

    I probably hate travel more than your average travel blogger. Don’t get me wrong. I love discovering new cities and countries and cultures. But I hate getting there. I find air travel particularly obnoxious, because the long process of getting to an airport, going through security and flying is exhausting. But if I have to…

  • A guide to Prague museums

    A guide to Prague museums

    Compared to other cities in Europe, Prague museums don’t have a whole lot of fame or visitor draw. Nonetheless, the city has some fairly interesting museums to see if you get tired of all the beauty there is to see outside. While this is not an exhaustive list of Prague museums, these are some of…

  • Experiencing (more) reverse culture shock

    Experiencing (more) reverse culture shock

    Immediately after I returned to the US for the holidays, I shared some of the most striking cultural differences I experienced. As I spent more time there, I experienced even more reverse culture shock. Here are a few more examples. Drunk driving is totally ok! The most irresponsible person I know in the Czech Republic…

  • Experiencing reverse culture shock

    Experiencing reverse culture shock

    Being back in the US after almost a year is a bit of a weird experience. There’s a lot of everyday things that I’m definitely no longer used to. So in the same way one might go to Japan and be completely bewildered by everything, I feel a little bit of reverse culture shock being…