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Wall art

When John Lennon died in 1980, this brought about some emotions in communist Prague. They weren’t allowed to listen to much pop music, but loss of many people’s hero brought about a small protest. This wall in the center of Prague was covered in graffiti relating to John Lennon and the Beatles; images of his…

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Cueing up in Vintgar

One of Slovenia’s major attractions is the Vintgar gorge and this is obvious when I arrive in the full parking lot. Slovenians, Dutch, Italians, Germans, Austrians… they’re all here to see the beauty. But I didn’t arrive by car. From the town of Bled you can find the gorge via some wonderful trails through the…

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Much Mucha

I didn’t have to do a thing! What a great day! My passengers had even organized dinner themselves, which gave me plenty of time to prepare other trips and do my own thing. Since staring at a computer all day can be a bit mind numbing, I decided to visit the Mucha museum in Prague.…

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The beer’s on track

So, what do you do when your passengers are out in town? Try new restaurants. While looking for decent restaurants to take my groups to, I came across this one place that I couldn’t get out of my head. I wasn’t sure I could take my passengers there though, so off I went all by…

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Little gems

Sometimes being a tour leader can be stressful. You’ve got people asking you all kind of questions you don’t know the answer to. You have to find out those answers, show them the way, give them suggestions for things to do, arrange train tickets… and then also make sure you’ve booked a table at a…

The courtyard in the castle where the tour started

Between lords and ladies

Cesky Krumlov. Never in my life had I heard about this town… until I started working for G. When I first saw the trip I was going to run, I was a bit confused. Why would they put me in an area I barely know and do not speak the language of. But I guess…

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6 days later

It’s day 6 and I have generally no clue what day it is or what date for that matter. Things have been going crazy fast. For the first time I’m actually doing something entirely for myself. I’m constantly running from here to there to organize dinners, transport or activities. If I’m not actually moving, I’m…