One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things. -Henry Miller

Posts tagged “Europe

Pretty, Pretty Praha (Part One)

I recently took a week-long adventure to Eastern Europe. The first stop on the tour…Prague! Or as the locals call it, Praha. I thought it was extremely beautiful, but was slightly turned-off by how unfriendly most people were that I came in contact with.

I took an outrageous number of pictures in this city specifically, so here is part one of my time in Prague:

Mmmm bread. 🙂

Old Town Square

We sampled Czech Beer!

Goulash! I love Goulash.

Megan and Alex at Bohemia Bagel. No, its not Czech food. But I've missed bagels. SO. MUCH.

There were a surprising amount of creepy puppets in Prague.

Easter Eggs in the Easter Market

My travel partner, Megan and I

Jewish Quarter

More to come in the near future…


The Santa Epidemic

Europe seems to have fallen victim to the “Santa Epidemic” and by that I mean… both last year (I was in Europe during Christmas time in 2009) and this year there were millions of people who chose to decorate their apartments with this heinous item:

That’s right. It’s a santa doll climbing into a window from a rope ladder.

Factually, it’s all wrong.  Don’t these people know that Santa comes down the CHIMNEY?  More importantly, where are the reindeer?

Beyond that, I find it tacky and comparable to the U.S. trend of blow-up snowmen. Apologies to any reader who has one on their lawn. But I’m being honest…those are really ugly, you should re-evaluate.  Can I get some garland? Simple white twinkle lights?

(i didn't take this photo)

The one upside to this is that if you’re ever really bored, you can count Santas. The number is obscene. I participated in this past time last winter, and I was appalled by the number.