A Taste of Prague

Prague, Czech Republic – A modern day fairy tale city where the beer flows cheaper than water. I could write about the Pražský orloj (Prague Astronomical Clock) in Old Town Square, or the “Walk of Apostles” that takes place at two o’clock everyday, or Pražský hrad (Prague Castle), which is most accessible via the Karlův most (Charles Bridge), but I won’t because instead I’m going to write about the food, the beer, the wine, and the markets. (more…)

Day-tripping: Segovia, Spain

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Segovia, Spain – a World Heritage Site – is located in the region of Castile and León and is home to the Aqueduct of Segovia and Segovia Cathedral.  Just a short train ride north-west of Madrid, (€20 round trip on the high speed train from Chamartin Station) this quaint little city on the other side of the Guadarrama Mountains makes for the perfect day-trip destination. (more…)

Day-tripping: Toledo, Spain

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The picturesque city of Toledo is just a 30 minute train ride outside of Madrid and well worth a visit.  It may sound cheesy but I would highly recommend hopping on the Toledo City Tour bus that waits for passengers outside of the train station.  Although the station is a quick fifteen/twenty minute walk from the city center the tour (€9 to get into the center) crosses the river and circles around the city before heading into the center.  From the surrounding hills passengers are offered great views of the entire city.  A great photo-op and the audio provided on the bus is a great introduction to the Toledo’s history and some of the key buildings you may want to visit. (more…)