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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

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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

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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

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Inspiring Views at Inspiration Point

The view from Inspiration Point For a nice hike that offers up some challenging spots and good elevation gain but is also easily accessible from the Pasadena area, the Inspiration Point Interpretive Site is a great destination. Designed in the early 1900s for guests at 'The White City,' the historic Echo Mountain resort along the… Continue reading Inspiring Views at Inspiration Point

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The Tower of London

One of the Tower's famous ravens The final post in our Great British Adventure series focuses on the Tower of London.  It is one of the attractions included with the London Pass, however, given its rich and interesting history, I felt that it deserved its own post.  I am also reluctant to say good-bye to… Continue reading The Tower of London