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Much ado about Mucha and Kafka

In Czech Republic by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

Prague is a city with a long history of art and culture; you can tell just by the sheer amount of museums, concert halls and street art you see. Catching the Don Giovanni opera, any opera actually, was something I’d always wanted to try out and it turned out to be a pretty interesting experience. But I also encountered two other artists, one quite by accident while checking out the first. Franz Kafka is one of more prominent names that comes up when it comes to famous writers from Prague. I’ve heard of him, and Haruki Murakami’s book Kafka on …

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An Autumn Afternoon in Kutna Hora

In Czech Republic by Jaclynn Seah1 Comment

One of the things I did while in Prague was to take a day trip out to nearby Kutna Hora, about an hour outside Prague by train. This town is little but its center is a UNESCO heritage site I spent an afternoon there with my hostel mate J just walking around and taking in the sights. Its most popular attraction is Sedlec Ossuary, also the Sedlec Kostnice or the Bone Church. It’s rather grisly sounding moniker is a result of the fact that all the decorations inside this church are actually made up of… you guessed it, human bones! …

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A night at the Prague Opera with Don Giovanni

In Czech Republic by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

So after checking out Waiting for Godot in Dublin, I decided I needed to catch a performance as well in Prague. Now there is no lack of stuff to catch in Prague – this cultural city is chock full with theatres and performing arts venues. My abode at Downtown Hostel was just down the road from the famous National Theatre – Narodni Divadlo, which is how I ended up on its website and after much consideration, deciding that I would check out Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre one evening. Don Giovanni, or sometimes known as Don Juan, is a …

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Prague Hostel Downtown Reviewed

In Czech Republic by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

So I stayed at a pretty nice spot in Dublin’s Avalon House, here’s where I called home for a little while when in Prague – Prague Hostel & Pension Downtown.   LOCATION   Downtown Hostel is located along Narodni, which is a pretty main stretch of road in the downtown historical Prague area, it’s about 10mins walk away from the Old Town Square and around 5 mins from Wencelas Square, so it’s pretty convenient but off the noisy touristy areas. It’s just 5 minutes in the other direction from Legion bridge (one away from the famous Charles Bridge) and the …

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All the pilsner beer in Prague

In Czech Republic by Jaclynn Seah2 Comments

Did the alcoholic Dublin post get you all thirsty? Well right after that, I hopped over to Prague which is another serious contender for the top city for beer – the fact that the Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption per capita at around 160 litres per person in a year – that’s proof that there’s something awesome brewing in that country! Of course one major factor for the beer (or pivo as they say in Czech) love is the sheer low cost of it. The average cost of a pint of draft beer in a typical Prague pub …

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Detouring to Dublin and Popping over to Prague – The EU Solo Recap

In Czech Republic, Ireland by Jaclynn Seah6 Comments

Hello my lovelies I am back! I know it feels like ages, anyone miss me? Well I do believe in taking a proper holiday when I go on one, travel blogger or not, so usually my blog takes a holiday with me as well. Right, now where to begin? It’s been such an intensive time I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to really get everything written down properly, so here’s a rather brief run-down and some teaser snaps from my Instagram @jac_theocctrav of my 2013 solo trip to Europe – in which I was hardly ever alone, really.   …