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The idea of running through Prague’s cobblestone streets sounded exciting, romantic even, with cafes and flower shops lining the streets. However when I walked out the door of the Residence Lundborg, I realized I had no idea where I was headed. I pulled out my map and attempted to read it for the seventeenth time;   Read More …

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After spending the weeks before I left for Prague reading historical texts and brushing up on Czech culture, I was surprised to find myself in awe of the statues and memorials that can be found around nearly every corner. From the Jan Hus Monument to the Memorial of the Victims to Communism, it is apparent   Read More …

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Climbing on the bus to leave for Kasarna Dedice, a military university in Vyškov, Czech Republic, was bittersweet. My classmates and I were disappointed to be leaving behind the colorful alleyways of Prague but were looking forward to new sites and experiences. The three-hour drive took us away from busy shops and tourist-filled restaurants to   Read More …

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While soaring over the Atlantic Ocean, I made a promise to myself to embrace as much of the Czech culture as possible to ensure that I leave the Czech Republic with as much understanding of the people as possible. So when it came time to touch the statue of St. John of Nepomuk for good   Read More …

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