As you approach the Old Town Square, heading down Celetna, you will be forgiven for missing the Golden Angel that stares down at you while you saunter across the cobbled streets of Prague.
In Warsaw, everything is relaxed. Rebuilt after the War, the city gleams with a shine that comes from being polished to within an inch of its life. The carefully maintained buildings ooze centuries of life, hiding the fact they were rebuilt in 1945.
Behind the hustle and bustle of Prague’s shopping district, just off the Fruit Market (Ovocny Trh), the House of the Black Madonna stands watch at the junction of the market and Celetna street where tourists are always ambling by.
Over the New Year, while I was peacefully driving through the hills and valleys of Andalusia, it occurred to me that I had not really made any fixed plans for travelling in 2015. I spent the rest of that drive wondering what I should do and where I should go … Continue reading
You can study the tourist guide as much as you like, you can make sure to avoid looking at a map when you’re on holiday and you can even perfect your pronunciation to avoid being labelled ‘tourist’ but it is always the little things that give you away.