Cultural Experience | Czech Republic

Czech-ing in

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I am officially “Czeched” in to Prague!

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is such a beautiful city and generally not the first to come to mind when planning a great European excursion. Nevertheless, I am so incredibly excited to be here. Here are some of my first impressions:

1. Prague is so beautiful. It is one city that played a very underrated and crucial role in WWII, but was lucky in the sense that very few of their structures were destroyed by air raids so almost all of the beautiful architecture is original from centuries ago.

2. Beer is cheaper than water. Very awesome for the wallet. Fun fact, the original Budweiser is from the Czech Republic – so when you ask for a Budweiser here you are getting something very different and much more delicious.
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3. If you don’t attempt to seek out the traditional Czech culture you will probably miss out on most of it. As an American, Prague seems to be a great city if you fear culture shock. To be honest, I was a little disappointed at first because many aspects of American culture are so prevalent here and seem to drown out the original charm of the city. (I can hear Adele blasting from a nearby apartment as we speak.) The good news is that if you want to find out where the locals hang out and get to know them, then take some time to stray off of the beaten path and you are sure to find a gem.

So far this city is awesome overall. You should definitely put Prague on your bucket list.

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Angela Strohbeck

San Diego State | 29 stories

Angela recently graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Communication. She loves to travel, experience live music, and make videos. Angela studied abroad in Europe with the SDSU School of Communication in 2012. During the trip, she studied organizational communication and the rhetoric of tourism in Prague, Munich, Luxembourg, Grindelwald, and Paris. She studied Spanish for six years and is currently learning German. Her favorite quote is, "first seek to understand, then be understood." Her favorite movies are American Beauty and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.


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