Today the building is used primarily for greeting leaders of other countries who come to visit.
I thought I had seen it all, growing up in a state with an arterial tract of ghost towns. But one thing my repertoire was missing was a shoe empire.
It was the first time I have ever paid a cover (60 Kč) to enter a bar, and the fact that this cover went to the cause of having a board game specifically chosen by a “game guru” to accommodate the requests of a group gave me a good chuckle.
As I have recently rediscovered, being in unfamiliar places leaves me no option but to be brave, which is when I feel closest to her.
For anyone hell-bent on traveling, know that PRAGUE IS POSSIBLE.
I know it’s long winded, but I cannot understate the insecurities brought about by knowing no one and nothing. Granted, these’s a certain joy to the confusion as you begin to figure it out.
Every step I’ve taken, I thought this is obviously the hardest part. The Fulbright application—The interview—WAITING for a response (5 months!)—The visa application and passport application and the millions of other papers—the list is ongoing. But through all of that, I don’t think I prepared to leave. I never thought that could be so hard.