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Two years ago at the Kent poster sale, I bought a print created by an artist named Mucha. I knew nothing about this artist or anything about his history. However, I was attracted to one particular print titled Bieres de la Meuse and decided to buy it. During my stay in Prague, I finally discovered   Read More …

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Upon my arrival in Prague, I found it impossible to ignore the diversity of tourists visiting from around the world. My personal project concerns the history of minorities in the Czech Republic. Back at Kent State, I am also minoring in Chinese and have a great interest in Asian culture. It is only natural for   Read More …

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Prior to our visit to the Czech military academy, I never really thought about the presence of journalists in the military. For that matter, I never thought about the training they would have to go through. Unless one already has background knowledge on various military training procedures, I have to bet many would underestimate the   Read More …

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I’m not easily intimidated or flustered, but I have to admit that the Czech language has my head spinning. It’s not that I can’t be bothered or don’t want to learn, but I feel as if it’s more of a technical difficulty within my brain and mouth connecting. Just looking at the Czech language in a   Read More …

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Before I left for Prague, I was forewarned about the different food I would encounter.  I never expected to experience such positive differences, though!  When I opened my six-day-old Coke bottle today, it crackled and fizzed as though it were a freshly opened bottle.  I have a relentless caffeine addiction to kick so this was unusually intriguing to me,   Read More …

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In just hours, the sounds of the astronomical clock turned into the sounds of glass shattering – and she guided us through it all. Jet lag and all, we have arrived! Although I didn’t sleep a wink on my first international flight, I got to see a sunrise while flying over the Atlantic. From the   Read More …

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    Old Town Square in Prague has so much to offer tourists from all over the world. One of the many popular monuments that I have visited since I have been in Prague is the Astronomical Clock which is located in the heart of the city. One interesting fact is that the clock is built into the side of the   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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Staying in Prague makes you feel like you’re at the center of everything. The world (or the country, at least) surely must revolve around this massive city that is home to more than a million people and more restaurants and pubs than you could ever hope to visit. Alas, there’s nothing like a bit of   Read More …

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The city of Prague is absolutely incredible and it has so much to offer us during our stay. However, the city is very crowded during the summer months and can take some time to get around. The most convenient way to get around the city is by walking. Walking is great exercise and will be utilized a lot during course   Read More …

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