Prague magic

wow, this trip is flying by.
I'm already at stop number three and I've only got one real post up?! how do people do this? I need to take travel blogging lessons. or time management lessons... or life lessons... where's this popular "school of hard knocks" I keep hearing about? do they have degrees in how to not be a complete disaster?

well, at least I can say that the main reason I've been having trouble finding time to write is that I'm actually doing real-life stuff! I'm not procrastinating like classic Sarah would do. 
I had a quick two-and-a-half days in Prague, and it was glorious. honestly, I enjoyed it far more than Reykjavik (but more on that later).

Prague is so charming and cool. it felt eerily calm, but humming with activity beneath the surface- sometimes literally; in dimly lit bars, after dark, in basement restaurants. it's a like a city out of time, old and new, quiet and buzzing, classic and contemporary. I've been to a few cities, both ultra-modern and old-world, and Prague has a really unique energy, like it's balancing between those two worlds. 

I'm sure part of what gives the city that vibe is the juxtaposition of all the architectural styles- Renaissance, Gothic, Neo-Gothic, Baroque- and it makes for a perfect visual representation. honestly I could do a whole post on just random beautiful buildings in Prague (and I probably will), but to start off here are just a few of my favorite photos of this enchanting place.

(and one or two of me, because it's really hard to photograph yourself while traveling alone so any successes are worth sharing shut up)

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oh, and beer. beer is very important here. it's a whole thing. I should also do a whole post on Czech beer, but I really didn't retain enough information since while learning about said beer I was also sampling the product...

there are some things you will just have to experience for yourself, dear readers. 

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just a little bit

time for an update!

first off, I'm still tired. but that just seems like my normal state of being so I'm not blaming Iceland (or Prague, now).

second, the reason this update took so long is because it's been a very dramatic couple of days (or, for those of you who know me well, melodramatic- obviously). I won't go into detail, but it involved me very nearly having to buy a new camera and also falling off a bus. the second thing wasn't related, it  was just embarrassing and really hurt.

another reason is, well, I've been having fun. and struggling to write and post on a blog while using crappy internet is not on the top of my list of authentic cultural experiences. but there are many things being noted and much being learned, so there is more to come!

for now, I thought I'd share a little taste of my Iceland photos and jot notes of other memorable things!

Gullfoss (+ rainbow!) on the Golden Circle.

...& the canyon view

Geysir, the O-Geothermal spout. 


me, all pensive and relaxed at the Blue Lagoon.

strangers at the Lagoon enjoying a waterfall massage.

scenery at ├×ingvellir. 

IMG_5110 Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik.

other notable experiences include:
- some kind of rye bread that was soaked in sugar and is basically food for the gods
- meeting and barhopping with three random Canadian travelers
- the Blue Lagoon legit makes your skin feel like magic
- buying an adorable and overpriced pink wool hat because I somehow didn't expect a place with "ice" in the name to be as cold
- there's a penis museum

more details to come, but for now it's back to enjoying Prague!
peace out, mortals.