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Golden Prague

In Prague, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Books-1 by Katherine CarranzaLeave a Comment

A Romantic Education is Patricia Hampl’s memoir, documenting her experience in the Czech Republic and her adventure exploring her Czech heritage. Hampl takes a three week sojourn in (then) Czechoslovakia to discover her roots and understand where her family truly hails from. During this trip, she also wants to understand how memory and history converge, as well as how the …

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Budapest?

In Prague, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Books-1 by Eric DuanLeave a Comment

“Prague: A Novel” by Arthur Phillips follows the lives of five American expatriates who are living in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Immediately, I wondered why the setting of this book is in Budapest. Is it not titled “Prague: A Novel”? The irony of this title and the location actually comes back to symbolize the desires of each and every …

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Past to Present

In Walking, Prague, The Art of Travel Spring 2015 by Eric Duan1 Comment

This past weekend, I was given the opportunity to visit and explore much of Poland. A couple friends and myself went to go see Warsaw, Krakow, and Oswiecim from Friday until Sunday night. I saw so much, from Auschwitz-Birkenau to the city center of Krakow to the reconstructed Old Town of Warsaw. The experiences were irrevocable, and I would say …