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What an absolutely enjoyable two weeks we spent together, Winter Prague. Why, thank you, random tourist, I’m glad you enjoyed us. Please, call me Dean. I’d rather not. Well, up to you, but I hope you don’t mind if I call you Praha, now that we’ve gotten to know each other and all. Do you speak Czech? No. Then you should probably stick with Prague. Anyway, I just wanted to say how much we liked wandering around – the beautiful Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Christmas markets, basically anywhere along Vltava River. Yes, we feel our variety is one of our major strengths. Variety and pork knuckle. Yeah, we tried that, too. Top notch. Just a whole lot of pork, like, so much. And then a big, satisfying bone left at the end to show everyone just what you’ve been up to. We also noticed you have…

As so often happens, our travel plans ended up barely recognizable from the original theme. In this case, what started out as an idea to settle into 2 or 3 long stays in Central Europe slowly morphed into something slightly more hectic, involving many more days spent finding, riding and memorizing directions to and from various forms of public transport. Took a train from Budapest to Vienna because, I mean, how can we be so close and not stop in such a famous city? Then a bus to Cesky Krumlov, one of the hidden gems of Europe, just across the border in the Czech Republic, because, well, it is basically on the way, and invariably ends up on every single internet list of “nicest towns in Europe”. Even on the truly ridiculous travel blogs slash fashion advice slash photos of a tiny dog in lots of different sweaters. Especially those…

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