Hills of Saints and Cobbled Streets – Day 3 – Prague

On Monday, we decided to tour the grounds of Prague Castle. It was, after all, just up the hill a piece. The enormous front gate (Matthias Gate), flanked by two palace guards, loomed at the top of the hill. Giant titans on both sides of the gate stabbed and beataway at a critter, looking rather…

I Speak of Lost Names – Prague – Day 2

I learned a valuable lesson last night. After seeing a tall, dark, and frightening-looking figure in an alleyway, don’t hang up your black coat and scarf across the dark black room so in the middle of the night, you wake up, see the coat but don’t think it’s a coat but the ghostly creeper, and…

It’s a Storybook Kind of City – Prague – Day 1.2

Landing in Prague means landing out in the middle of a field, away from the central city. It also means long queues at the passport control station, but hey, I got my Czech Republic stamp in my passport, and I was finally back in Europe after so many years. I was willing to wait as…

From Russia, With Love – Prague – Day 1.1

When I booked my spring break trip back at the beginning of December, I wondered how long it was going to take to get here. I had it booked even before my Chinese New Year holiday to the Philippines. Well, it came, and it came with a vengeance. On Friday, late in the evening, Julie…