I originally posted this three days ago, when I was actually in Prague, but I was writing via the WordPress iPhone app on wifi in a hostel, so the result wasn’t great. The finished post was published and then somehow deleted and replaced with an earlier draft, and I just could not summon the strength to fight the app again and reload photos. So, here it is, again, days late. All the adorable sentiments still stand, though.
I am currently in Prague, which is yet another thing to be added to the list of “Things I Never Thought Were Possible.” This is a city of incredible architecture, awesome beer, and amazing sausage (or so I’ve been told – this vegetarian didn’t try any). And the pastry is my new best friend. (I’ve temporarily lifted the ban on sugar and white flour. I’m on vacation, dammit!)
Last summer, I spent 24 hours in Bordeaux, France, but other than that, I had never been to the continent of Europe. Oh, how much I was missing. This is all so different from all the rest of my life that my only frame of reference is Disneyland. As in, tall towers with spires and stained glass and beautiful hidden courtyards and cobblestone streets make me think of Fantasy Land instead of Real Life. This, my friends, is real life.
And it is gorgeous.
(Please forgive the Instagram filter abuse on some of these photos. I am using my phone as a camera and sometimes it needs a little help.)