Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Places


This weekend I leave for Europe to visit my sister who is studying abroad in Copenhagen. I cannot wait to see her!! I envision lots of exploring, eating, shopping and chatting. Ekkk so excited!

I absolutely love visiting a new place, learning about a new culture and seeing new things. So this trip, I am checking off three new cities from my list: Copenhagen, St. Petersburg and Prague. I have never been to any of these places and am so excited to explore.

So my lovely readers, I am looking to you, have you been to Copenhagen, St. Petersburg or Prague? I would love any and all recommendations you might have. 

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28 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome, Alex! St. Petersburg is supposed to be beautiful!! But You should email Brett- she studied abroad in Prague. Safe travels! Xo

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  2. I was in Prague back in high school for a week, so I don't remember the exact places we ate at, but spend as much time in the main square as you can! It's gorgeous, and the Easter market has such amazing linens and housewares and delicious food! Seeing the Prague castle also is a treat and taking a walk on the Charles Bridge is a must! Gorgeous views! Have a fantastic trip!

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  3. I am green green greeeeeen with envy.

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  4. how funn!!! have the best time! i cant wait to hear about prague we're going there during our honeymoon! xo

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  5. Have an amazing time! I've been to Prague and Copenhagen, but it was 15 years ago so I won't be much help with recommendations. Both cities are beautiful though. YOu should take the boat across to sweden for a day and tick another country off your list.

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  6. so amazing! so jealous! I've been to Prague several times and it's magical. I'll email some recommendations ;)

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  7. so amazing! i've never been, but i'd love to go! have fun and take tons of pictures!!

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  8. So jealous!! I haven't been to any of those, but I'm sure you will have a blast!!! Can't wait to see pictures!

    xo-T

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  9. I haven't been to any of those cities yet, but will be in Prague & Budapest in early May, so I hope you will share your Prague recommendations when you get back!

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  10. So jealous! I haven't been to any but know people who have & thought they were amazing. Can't wait to read about it!

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  11. Wish I could say I have been to any of those exciting places!!! Have a great time!!!!

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  12. So jealous! Have the best time. :)

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  13. i haven't visited any of these cities..but i would definitely love too. have fun!

    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

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  14. Sometimes it's reeeeally hard to read your blog as a momma of two who is kinda stranded right now :) Enjoy your adventure.

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  15. AHHH CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AND EXPLORE AND EAT AND SHOP AND SHNOOGLE!!!!!! xoxoxo ACk

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  16. I haven't been to any, but I know you will have a great time!! Can't wait to hear about your trip! A nice little spring break you got goin on there :)

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  17. ahh, lucky girl! i visited prague a few years ago and it is definitely somewhere i hope to return to someday. i promise everything you see and do will be beautiful, even if you just wander around aimlessly, but if i were going back i would definitely hunt down kava kava kava. it's a coffee shop/cafe that has the greatest mocha piled sky high with whipped cream (i may have gone back several times...). they used to have a website which i can't find, but hopefully it's still open!

    have so much fun! take lots of pictures :)

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  18. Have fun! I've only been to Germany and Austria! The hubs is dying to go to St Petersburg!

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  19. Oh, you're going to have SUCH a ball!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  20. never been to any - have a fantastic time! can't wait to see photos

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  21. copenhagen is amazing! i've been twice (mostly to play soccer but did lots of sight seeing also!) but make sure you go to the water, a la where that pic is from, it is just as pituresque in person. eat lots of cheese bread and jam, omg so delish! and look into the water, i wanna say that twice i saw different underwater statues of various scenes its pretty crazy. the royal palace is also pretty cool. and make sure you look at all the differnt types of carved wooden donkeys they have (most of them are red tho i think, but they are everywhere, just like the nesting dolls, in all varieties). thats about all ive got though as its been a billion years since i was there. have so much fun! man, i would love to visit russia and prague!

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  22. My biggest advice is to check out Rick Steves' guidebooks for Prague and Copenhagen. I used him when I went to both places and I think he does a really nice job of highlighting the best parts of cities/countries.

    I don't think Rick Steves mentions it, but visit Vseyhrad (I might have spelled it incorrectly, but it's Prague's first fortress, different from the castle). It's on a hill looking out at the river and sets up a neat view of the old town, castle, and some radio towers. Kidding about the radio towers, but it was fun to walk out to it and see another part of the city. And we were there in December so the walk in April will probably be ten times better. Also, go to the (famous) bridge that leads to the castle at sunrise or sunset for amazing lighting. I went for an early morning run down to the bridge and loved how peaceful it was, completely different from late afternoon. If you have time you should day trip out of the city. We went to Karlovy Vary because it was the off-season and the closer castles were closed. It was fun to see the countryside, have a break from the city, and explore!!

    In Copenhagen (a couple years ago) we ate at a fantastic French restaurant near a Marc by Marc store. No clue if either still exist in the same location, but find the Marc by Marc store and look for a fancy French place nearby, it was delicious. And do a boat tour even if it seems too touristy. We had drunk drunk drunk musicians as company on ours, but even without their antics it was fun to see the city from the water. Anyways your sister probably knows the city way better than me... get Rick Steves and have a great trip!

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  23. have a great time, Im sure it will be an amazing trip! I would love to visit that part of the world one day

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  24. Thanks for commenting on my blog! It was so nice meeting you too! The dress looked fabulous on you. See you soon and have a wonderful trip! -Jenny (muzzhaves)

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  25. Prague is adorable- such a magical city with great architecture! A few tips: go to the top of the Astronomical Clock! There's very little room to move around up there, but the view is great. I preferred it to the view from Prague Castle- I actually thought the castle was a little overrated, as there's not much to see there. The Jewish Museum is AMAZING. Rick Steves calls it one of the most powerful Jewish collections in Europe. There are a variety of different sites in the "museum," but the highlights are a synagogue with the names of 90,000 dead Jews scribbled on the walls, a cemetery with over 100,000 tombs, and a collection of artwork done by young children in concentration camps. Also, don't forget to visit Frank Gehry's Dancing House to see a wonderful display of architecture. Have an amazing time with your sister!

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  26. Ahhh! I have been to St. Petersburg and you will love it so much! It is the most gorgeous city with all the canals and cathedrals. Of course, you must go to the Hermitage. Also check out Peterhof. Petersburg is definitely much more European than the rest of Russia. xoxo

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