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Jan292018

End of the road in Key West

After buying a Frontier $58 round trip ticket for Las Vegas to Miami last November during a 99% off flash sale, I had the brilliant idea to ask my octogenarian parents if they wanted to join me for a 5 day trip to Florida. What was I thinking? Florida seemed like an opportunity to make…

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Dec312017

Boxing Day tourists in East End London

Is East End London safe for tourists? I am being rhetorical. Simply asking this question evokes emotional responses from Britons about ignorant American tourists. I posed the question if Best Western Peckham was a safe neighborhood in London after seeing £36 room rates in Nov 2016. An article I read in a London newspaper mentioned…

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Oct262017

Plovdiv cool vibe, warm October night

An energy emanates from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In one word, the place is ‘cool’ or ‘energetic’ or ‘creative’ or ‘ancient’. One word is not sufficient to encapsulate Plovdiv. Plovdiv is no place I had heard of before February 2017. On a free walking tour in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia last winter, the guide encouraged anyone in…

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Jul282017

Brno by beer

Our saying in Prague was every city block has a pub. We modified that saying for Brno, Czech Republic’s second city, to every city block has five pubs. http://brnopivovar.hotelpegas.cz/english-about-brewery/ There was no shortage of good dining and beer in Brno. http://www.akademickakavarna.cz/ This Bud is for me. And it tastes so much better than the unrelated…

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Jul262017

Impressions after 9 days in Czech Republic

Some disparate thoughts have developed in my mind after 9 days traveling around Czechia hanging out in Prague, Pilsen and Brno. Despite having my wallet stolen in the first 30 minutes after arriving at Prague Airport, I have enjoyed our time here. English is widely spoken among younger people and virtually everyone involved with tourists…

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Jul242017

Pilsen Czechia photoessay

Pilsen, Czechia is the birthplace of lager beer mass production. Besides Pilsner Urquell Brewery, the 4th largest city in the Czech Republic also holds the tallest cathedral in the country, the second largest synagogue in Europe, a brewing museum, and Patton Memorial Museum, covering the liberation of Pilsen by American troops during the last week…

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Jul212017

Amsterdam beer, bud and burger joints

Amsterdam forced coffeeshops to choose between selling cannabis or alcohol back in April 2007. At that time most coffeeshops in Amsterdam did not sell alcohol, but there were many coffeeshops around Amsterdam where both cannabis and alcohol were available for purchase. What I had not noticed over the past decade, until last week in Amsterdam,…

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