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Hearty food

Czech food is fantastic. The perfect mix of stodge and flavour, it’s hearty food at its finest. We went for Chinese on our second night (to give our stomachs a break from all the dumplings – see last photo) but otherwise attempted to have a fully Bohemian experience. We certainly drank a lot of beer, which helped.

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Throw away the key

The idea behind love padlocks is pretty sweet. I’d never known that there are apparently some on Tower Bridge in London, so I’ll have to go and check them out someday. These ones in Prague were just lovely. A short walk from the John Lennon wall, tucked away on a tiny bridge over a sidearm of the Vltava, I just wasn’t expecting to see hundreds of padlocks overlapping and intertwined on the railings. It was a nice surprise.



In technicolour

For me, Prague was all about the tiny details. I noticed cute, little things everywhere I looked. From unseasonal baubles in shop windows to hand-crafted decorations to little bits of graffiti, my inner magpie was quite overjoyed.

I’m quite excited about the arrival of spring and, most of all, summer. I’ve got a trip to Berlin lined up with my best girl Bethany and there are talks of Barcelona in the pipeline. I’ll also be going to Poland (possibly Krakow?) and my brothers and I are hoping to hop across the pond to New York in the early autumn too. The year of frivolity is shaping up nicely and I’m a very lucky girl indeed. Oh and the sun’s out in London today, I’m going out for dinner with my best mate then off to a gig with a bunch of my friends. When it rains it pours.



Praha

Prague is beautiful. It was a banquet for my eyes and also for my inner history student. Like Istanbul (my destination of choice this time last year), the history of Prague is so visible and it’s quite something to see how the events of an entire millennium weave in and across each other. These shots are just the tip of the iceberg – many, many more to come.