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Monthly Archive for November, 2007

Trip 2007: Prague

www.flickr.com View as slideshow Prague was the first city that we know we want to go for this trip. It ended up being the last place we visited; I guess we save the best for last, and we weren’t disappointed. It was certainly a good change of environment (away from 2 weeks of German speaking […]

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www.flickr.com View as slideshow For whatever reason, there seems to be no general consensus on the English naming of this town area between the castle and the river. I have read books calling this the Lesser Town, the Little Town, the Small Town, the Lesser Quarter, etc. In Czech, it’s called Mala Strana. This is […]

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www.flickr.com View as slideshow “No thank you!” I replied sternly to an middle-aged woman who approached us and offered help. And then I promptly walked away. I’m not sure if Vincent and Naomi remember it when we were there in the Republic Square. I knew I was asking for trouble standing in the middle of […]

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Trip 2007: Prague Castle

www.flickr.com View as slideshow The Castle is probably the biggest attraction in Prague; one can make the case for the Charles Bridge, but I think the bridge just happens to be the best place to enjoy Prague’s cityscape. Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, but the definition of a castle may […]

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Trip 2007: Prague – Charles Bridge

www.flickr.com View as slideshow If you can only visit one place in Prague, it would have to be the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River. The river pretty much divides Prague into two; the east side is the Old Town and the New Town; the west side is the Castle and the Lesser Town. And […]

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I heard this song called “Perfect”, by Alanis Morissette this past Sunday (at church, of all places), and the last line of the song is “We’ll love you just the way you are if you’re perfect.” Many Asian kids can relate to this song because it is about how parents push theirs kids to be […]

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Trip 2007: Central Europe

Weather in Toronto since I came back from the trip has been unbelievably beautiful; I wish I could say the same for my trip to Central Europe.  Unfortunately it wasn’t, especially for most of the time in Austria.  In fact my standard answer to friends who ask how my trip went go something like, “it […]

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