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The Path to the Top (is lined with stairs): Annotated photographs

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The Prague Apartment: Part 2

We were back to square one on the apartment hunt and time was running out. We redoubled our search efforts. Eventually, we made contact with a middle-aged man named Charles. Charles had the look and gait of a retired tennis player. He had bushy eyebrows, cropped salt and pepper hair. He wore a brightly colored […]

Brussels, Belgium, Part 1: Voyages aux Passages

Back in April when my girlfriend and I visited Brussels, I had this idea that I would write about the trip and our experiences there differently from the sequential chronology of my Prague stories. My first instinct was to divide the trip into varying categories, by Belgian beer, food, architecture, or notable tourist spots, for […]

The Classroom

          The classroom was a narrow, angular room on the top floor of the building. A horseshoe shaped arc of desks covered the circumference of the room. The desks were those hybrid combinations of table and chair, consisting of metal and molded hard plastic, in order to save space. The table top could be folded […]

Pivo Is Another Word for Love: Beer in the Czech Republic

Dear Reader, I don’t want to lie to you. During my time in the Czech Republic, I spent a fair amount of time in pubs. To those who know me personally, this is perhaps not a particularly surprising admission. And yet, despite my affinity for the occasional consumption of an alcoholic beverage or two, I […]

Karlštejn, Czech Republic

Editor’s note: it appears the links for the footnotes don’t work properly. The footnotes are located at the bottom of the page. Sorry for the inconvenience. I woke up in Prague on October 3rd, 2010 with a hangover. The night before I had gone out with a small group of close friends to celebrate my […]