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Ahoj, Praha!

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Prague, 15. Farewells by Erica1 Comment

Wow! I can’t believe that it’s already time for me to leave Prague and the Czech Republic. Time has flown by so quickly since coming here, and though A LOT has happened to me since coming abroad, I’m quite grateful for the experience and for the things that I’ve learned about the world and about myself. Before this, I always …

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Just a Few Tips

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Prague, 14. Tips by EricaLeave a Comment

Honestly, there is a lot that I wish I had done in advance/known/researched before I had come to study abroad in Prague. And, even though there have been many times where I’ve (regretfully) done something extremely stupid/I’ve made a really bad mistake, I honestly don’t think I would’ve had it any other way. However, here are just a few of …

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Popping the Bubble

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 8. Bubble, Prague by Erica2 Comments

Before coming to Prague, I promised to myself a few things: To explore/travel as much as possible To experience everything- to never say no. To break out of my comfort zone. And, while I’ve managed to fulfill the first two promises on my list, I am still having difficulty with my third promise to myself. Since I’m pretty introverted and …

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Home Away From Home

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 7. Free topic, Prague by Erica1 Comment

Even though I’ve been living in Prague for the past two months, it’s strange how it has been the city that I’ve explored the least since coming abroad for the semester. So far, I have traveled to four different countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, and France. And within these four countries, I have visited four different cities: Vienna, Brussels, Rome, and …

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Strč Prst Skrz Krk

In 3. Communicating, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Prague by Erica1 Comment

Strč Prst Skrz Krk. This Czech phrase, which quite literally translates to “stick a finger through the throat,” is one that is made up entirely of consonants- no vowels in sight. This difficult to pronounce and confusing phrase basically sums up how I feel about the Czech language: confusing and difficult to pronounce. During the first week of orientation here in …