Opinion, Uncategorized, writing

May We Never Forget- September 11, 2001

Along Valley Boulevard, in front of the Rosemead City Hall, there is an interesting sculpture. Two shining silver hands rise up from the concrete. They hold up in contrast a piece of rusted, mangled metal. A steel beam once part of a building that stood tall twenty years and one day ago. A piece of… Continue reading May We Never Forget- September 11, 2001

Deserts, Europe and the United Kingdom, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, wine and drink

Souvenir Shopping Fun in Prague

Contrary to what some may think, I am not a huge shopper. I mean, I do go shopping, and at times even derive some fun from the experience depending on what I am shopping for and where (I'm looking at you, Target), but I would much prefer to have figured out in advance what I… Continue reading Souvenir Shopping Fun in Prague

Europe and the United Kingdom, Historical sites, history, Museums, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

A Walk Down Golden Lane: Prague Castle

A prominent sight in Prague 1 is Prague Castle situated at the top of a hill overlooking the Czech Republic's capital. It is the largest castle complex in the world at 70000 square meters (approximately 17.3 acres). It is a UNESCO heritage site, and has been in existence for over 1000 years. Today, the castle… Continue reading A Walk Down Golden Lane: Prague Castle

Europe and the United Kingdom, Historical sites, history, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, writing

A Walk to Remember: Praha 1

Národní muzeum This morning I took a self-guided walking tour of Prague 1, with some assistance from Google Maps. The morning was cool and cloudy, which meant that while the light was not the greatest for Instagram photos, it was very pleasant for a walk around the most central part of the city. I mapped… Continue reading A Walk to Remember: Praha 1

Europe and the United Kingdom, Food, Historical sites, history, parenting, Travel, Uncategorized, wine, wine and drink, writing

Praha

The Czech Senate building I am currently writing from an AirBnB in Vinohrady, in the middle of Prague 2. At long last, and at the same time, all too quickly, I am in the Czech Republic, on a mission to drop my daughter off to begin her university studies at the end of this month.… Continue reading Praha