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A Shaky Start

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 11. Travails, Prague by Abie1 Comment

This blog post was simultaneously really easy to write about and really hard for the same reason: I had too many misadventures to pick from. When you travel things are bound to go wrong at some point or another whether by your own human error or the screw ups of an airline. I’ve forgotten my passport and then had to …

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All By Myself

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 8. Bubble, Prague by Abie2 Comments

Moving to New York was my first experience on popping my bubble. I am from Virginia and have been raised in a southern culture which is worlds away from NYC and NYU. Once I adjusted to New York, I promptly packed up and came to Prague to pop yet another bubble. But I quickly made friends with fellow students and …

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The Holy Havel

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 6. Book #1, Places, Prague by Abie2 Comments

Václav Havel is practically a legend here in the Czech Republic. The closest equivalent I can think of in American culture is George Washington. Only Havel only came to prominence in the 1960’s not the 1770’s. Havel is everywhere here; when you first arrive in Prague you land in the Václav Havel airport. There are memorials to him, parks and …

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The Dynamic Duo of Death

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 5. Politics, Places, Prague by Abie1 Comment

Czech President Miloš Zeman and the finance minister Andrej Babiš combine to create the Czech equivalent of Donald Trump. Zeman spews xenophobic hate, and is a right-wing populist rhetoric, making almost laughable, if not for them being terrifying, idiotic statements. Babiš is a billionaire business man who claims he is above the corruption of other politicians and is only in …