Prague, Rome and Florence

I had an affair with Prague, a fling with Rome and left my heart in Florence.  Even though I only spent a day in Prague I immediately fell in love with the spirit of the city.  From the Prague castle to the cubist architecture, the Alice-In-Wonderland-like gardens to the cobblestone streets filled with art and music, the city felt so alive.  And don’t forget the beer.  In contrast, the  streets of Rome were loud and packed with tourists, and though I did appreciate the ancient ruins and was overwhelmed by Vatican City, it became hard to find beauty in such overindulgence.  The moment I stepped foot in Florence, it was a breath of fresh air.  From the markets full of leather goods, all my favourite art and architecture and delicious pastas, pizzas and gelatos, Florence was everything I imagined Italy would be.

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Goulash - Prague, Czech Republic

Goulash – Prague, Czech Republic

Walking up to the castle - Prague, Czech Republic

Walking up to the castle – Prague, Czech Republic

Lennon Wall, Prague, Czech Republic

Lennon Wall, Prague, Czech Republic

Chocolate Lava Cake w/Orange & Buttercream Ice Cream - Gordon Ramsay's Maze, Prague, Czech Republic

Chocolate Lava Cake w/Orange & Buttercream Ice Cream – Gordon Ramsay’s Maze, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Colloseum, Rome, Italy

Colloseum, Rome, Italy

Palatine, Rome, Italy

Palatine, Rome, Italy

Tempio di Saturno, Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

Tempio di Saturno, Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

Pantheon, Rome, Italy

Pantheon, Rome, Italy

Gnocchi - Rome, Italy

Gnocchi – Rome, Italy

Laocoon and His Sons, Vatican City, Italy

Laocoon and His Sons, Vatican City, Italy

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Roman Style Pizza - Rome, Italy

Roman Style Pizza – Rome, Italy

Duomo & Baptistry, Florence, Italy

Duomo & Baptistry, Florence, Italy

View from the Duomo, Florence

View from the Duomo, Florence

The Market, Florence

The Market, Florence

Tripe Panini - Florence, Italy

Tripe Panini – Florence, Italy

Prosciutto & Melon - Florence, Italy

Prosciutto & Melon – Florence, Italy

Piazza Della Signoria, Florence

Piazza Della Signoria, Florence

Pizza Marguerita - Florence, Italy

Pizza Marguerita – Florence, Italy

Arno River from the Santa Trinita Bridge, Florence

Arno River from the Santa Trinita Bridge, Florence

Bruschetta - Florence, Italy

Bruschetta – Florence, Italy

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