Monthly Archives: July 2009

How to Be Spoilt and Western: a Beginner’s Guide

  The first time I heard him say it was during a trip on the 254 bus. We had passed through Stamford Hill and we were now travelling along the Seven Sisters Road towards Manor House tube.  This long straight … Continue reading

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Family holiday Czech style: my trip to Orlik and Podskali, Southern Bohemia

    I hate people who produce blog posts consisting solely of their holiday photos.   Save it for Facebook or the round robin email to your mates back home. What you see above then, aren’t really holiday photos at all, … Continue reading

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Czech Summer Rain Explained

Here is a picture of the view from my window. If you look really closely you can just make out the tiny silhouette of Prague Castle on the horizon. It’s hard to make out because of all the cloud. That’s because it’s raining. It’s been … Continue reading

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Not Charles Bridge

*** *** This is not Charles Bridge. There are no soot covered statues of long forgotten saints. There are no guided groups of tourists here, no traders selling fridge magnets or offering to draw a caricature of you for a very reasonable price.  There are no musicians playing … Continue reading

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Prague graffiti and the Lennon Wall

  I’ve barely been out since I came back from England so today I decided to go and take a look at the Lennon Wall. It is less than five minutes from the main drag of Charles Bridge and yet this … Continue reading

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