Monthly Archives: April 2013

It’s time! April 30 marks the end of winter, and Prague’s annual Paleni Carodenjnic celebration commonly known as Witches’ Night. Locals dress up in costumes like our Halloween, and parade down the street burning paper witches. The Astronomical Clock, in the picture above, is an iconic sight in Prague’s Old Town. Visible to all who […]

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Later that same morning (see last blog entry Reflection of Lion’s Head) as we were about to leave this ocean pool, we saw a group of people gathering on shore, some with drums and some wearing red religious robes. So of course we stuck around.  It soon became clear that a baptism was going to take place. We […]

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Have you ever pet a cheetah? Nuzzled that soft fur under their chin until they purred??? Or felt the weight of their body as they rubbed against you like a giant cat? Well, in South Africa you can. There are several places scattered throughout this country where you can pose beside a cheetah for a […]

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  Ever wonder whatever happened to those giant statues of Communist leaders and exemplary workers that were scattered around Eastern Europe during Soviet occupation? Well, the statues that once lined important streets, intersections and squares in Budapest between 1947-1988 now stand in this park on the outskirts of town, just 15 minutes by car, bus […]

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