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Udon restaurant

marugame udon kai kofu

Marugame Udon (Kai, Japan)

@MarugameUdonID @ponzu_marugame @Marugame_Sato @UdonMarugame

Next week we are off to Oahu. While you can find Marugame Udon shops all over Japan, you have to go to Hawaii to eat such noodles in the USA. Can’t wait!

One week ago…

Charles Bridge Blue Hour

Last year I packed my tripod to Denmark and never used it. This year I packed it again and didn’t use it until my final night in Prague.

Naplavka

Naplavka

@VisitCZ #náplavka

You aren’t likely to find this part of Prague in any guide books, yet it was one of my favorites. The guy who lent me his place on Airbnb told me about it as a great place for night life. He wasn’t kidding. There were no other tourists that I could see along my Naplavka walk, a stark difference from the thousands milling around the Charles Bridge and Old Town.

What other places do you know in Prague that are really cool and virtually tourist free?

Blue Hour BBC

Blue BBC

A few nights ago we were heading back to our AirBNB place (near the BT Tower) from Soho in London. We decided to go into the BBC. We were the only ones there and were able to watch a live newscast. There was also a great overview of the working area of the BBC employees. Really cool. And free!

An odd thing about London is everything is either free or really expensive. Museums, views, tours, etc. either cost you nothing or 20+ pounds. I can’t think of a single thing that was in the 1-10£ range (like most of the rest of the world).

Three nights in Prague

prague sunset castle

Prague sunset

At an international faculty party, in which I was probably the least traveled of the bunch, we got to talking about where we were going on our long weekends. I teach on Mondays and Wednesdays at CBS so I usually have four days off in a row to explore. In the past I’ve gone primarily to Norway and Sweden. I mentioned that I was undecided and asked for their feedback. I was debating between Estonia, several places in Germany, or Finland. Someone asked, “You’ve been to Prague, right?” When I said “no” they all universally agreed that Prague should be tops on my list. So here I am.

Tonight is my last night in Prague. What a place! Were it not for the ridiculous number of tourists and selfie sticks, this place would be near perfect.

Dio wrote a song about this

Copenhagen reflections during blue hour

Today’s photo was taken three days before Ronnie James Dio’s birthday earlier this week.

“No sign of the morning coming
You’ve been left on your own…”

Today I’m in Prague for the first time ever.

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