• Czech Republic,  Diary

    Travel Diary: Happenstance in Prague

    Our first real taste of Czech food was at U Provaznice where they serve a huge platter containing a little bit of everything called “Old Prague Plate” because why not try it all if you have the chance? When I mentioned dinner at U Provaznice, Daniel casually mentions, “Isn’t that the haunted place?” Wait, what?? While I enjoy the thrill of horror movies and man-made haunted houses, I steer clear from “real” or allegedly haunted places. I took a deep breath and put all hesitations behind as my curiosity for Czech food outweighed my fear. A few things we learned after that night: 1) If no one comes to greet…

  • Czech Republic,  Diary

    Travel Diary: Exploring Prague

    A few things happened before we finally arrived: a cancelled flight in Venice, rescheduled flight with a layover in Warsaw, flight to Vienna, and finally a four-hour train ride to Prague. Note: This is normal and not uncommon in Europe. If something does go according to plan, we consider ourselves lucky. Arriving much later than intended, the station was quite vacant and suddenly I realized we didn’t know where to go. Hours of watching videos describing the process of purchasing train tickets and directions are down the drain and my cranial region feels like an empty shell with nothing useful to contribute to the current situation. To this day I still…