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As the evening falls, I  scurry out to the road beyond Charles Bridge. I feel all the bumps and cracks of the cobblestone through the thin sneakers on my feet.  Every step reminds me to really observe what is going on before me.  The sun is shining perfectly between the tall and detailed buildings, and   Read More …

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As I walk the Havelske trziste (Havel’s market), my mind fills with lists and categories and numbers.  I am on a mission, a mission for the perfect souvenirs. I have been given a wonderful opportunity to experience Prague and all its beauty, the least I can do is try to bring some home. The word   Read More …

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As I sit beside the window in my dormitory at the military academy, staring out at the breathtaking view of the Czech Republic country side, I am overcome with a feeling of home.  Despite the miles and miles of land and ocean standing between Ohio and myself, there is familiarity and comfort. I could not   Read More …

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When traveling abroad, especially for an extended stay, the term “culture shock” is used often.  People speak of the difficulty in language differences and the currency, but there seemed to be a lot of changes and differences that go unaddressed. Upon walking into the airport in Prague, I was greeted by the new culture and   Read More …

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