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The experience of my lifetime

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As sad as this makes me, I know my semester abroad in Prague is quickly coming to an end, and this means of course, that the impending doom we all like to call finals is rapidly approaching.

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March snowstorms bring April summers?

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It’s mid April in Prague and the weather has been so absolutely gorgeous, I feel like there is nothing to complain about. The crazy thing, is that about 2 weeks ago, it was still 30°F with snow on the ground. If you were to ask a Czech native, which I did my friend Anna, you would find out that this is highly unusual for typical Prague weather.

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Easter in Praha

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Once the Passover festivities were finished in Prague, Easter was right around the corner. For those of you that do not already know this, the Czech Republic is a country without a dominant religion. Thanks to the Nazi occupation and later the communist rule, which lasted for about 5 decades, most Czech people tend not be very religious, and many are atheist. That is not to say, however, that they do not enjoy celebrating these holidays, especially for the benefit of us tacky tourists.

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Passover the Czech Matzo

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As the spring months are approaching and the weather seems to be far behind them, Passover in Prague was an experience to remember. At CIEE – Charles University, I am taking a class called the History of the Jews in Bohemia and Central Europe, and the class is amazing.

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A Weekend Visit to the Pierogi State

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In the southern part of Poland lies this bitter cold and utterly beautiful place we call Krakow. Aside from its much smaller size in comparison to other European cities, this city has a wide variety of its own unique foods, people and culture.

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Czech please…

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Now that we have been here for quite some time, I feel much more comfortable with my surroundings thanks to the class I am enrolled in at Charles University. Since the electricity and WiFi fiasco in my apartment, CIEE professors have been teaching us the Czech language at an extremely accelerated pace.

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Take It Easy, You’re in Praha

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As many of you already know, European culture tends to have a more relaxed way of living in comparison to the fast-food, fast-paced, competitive world of America. Before I came to Prague, I had a notion in my head that this might be an issue for me over the next four months, but I never thought it would be this difficult.

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