prague+berlin, part un

I’ve been gone for a while, both from this blog and from paris. Since my homestay situation ended a few weeks ago, I’ve hit the road to discover parts of europe that I hadn’t previously experienced.

the plan was to really dig into central europe: budapest, prague, maybe vienna, then berlin. I am unashamed to admit that I was mainly inspired by wes anderson’s film, the grand budapest hotel, which is so cute and funny and made me want to see central europe. another reason was a roommate of mine at an amsterdam hostel who said that I really shouldn’t leave europe without seeing budapest.

emphasis was placed on the “plan” part because it didn’t work out that way at all. I missed my flight to budapest, thanks to the notoriously janky ryan air. my good deed for the year will be to strongly encourage all of you not to be seduced by their relatively inexpensive prices and instead book your intra-european flights with any other airline in existence.

anyway, I missed my flight to budapest. I had to scramble to figure out how to salvage the rest of my trip with a very limited budget, which meant flying directly to prague and staying there for a week (way too long) then taking the pre-planned bus from prague to berlin for another week.

some photos here, although I have way more to post later.


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galerie rudolfinum in prague. super classic and stereotypical central european architecture, no?
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a beautiful park, vojanovy sady, in prague. the city was practically bursting with new springness when I went.
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a neat view of the river and underneath the bridge in prague.
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berlin by bus! I’d highly recommend eurolines bus, which I took for almost all of my trips this year.
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about 1/1000th of the cool street art I saw in berlin. this is somewhere in the neighborhood of mitte, in east berlin.
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deutsches historisches museum, or german history museum. Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany.
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not entirely sure what this is, but it’s really pretty, right? in berlin, near the german history museum. you can see the fernsehturm tower peeking out on the right, too.

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