Speculum Alchemiae: Museum of Alchemy 🔮 (Prague).

Located just outside the Jewish Quarter in Prague (about a 4-minute walk), I highly recommend a visit to Speculum Alchamiae: Museum of Alchemy. It was one of the coolest experiences we had in Prague, which says a lot, as all the experiences were amazing. Why??? This museum is the gateway to the archaic underground labs …

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Famous Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic.

"Statue of the Madonna, St. Dominic and Thomas Aquinas", sculpted by Matěj Václav Jäckel in 1708. A massively popular bridge, you’ll likely find Charles Bridge at the top of any “must-see” list for Prague. Located within Praha 1, it’s one of the numerous bridges that cross the Vltava River connecting Old Town. It’s the most …

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The Prague Astronomical Clock.

Located on the side of Old Town Hall within Old Town Square, at Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Josefov, Czechia, the Prague Astronomical Clock is a must-see for anyone visiting the city. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also incredibly historic, as it’s the oldest working clock still in operation - ✨anywhere in the …

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The Powder Tower of Prague.

An impressive Gothic tower separating Prague’s New Town from Old Town, the Powder Tower is a sight to behold. It was our introduction to Old Town Prague once arriving via train, and it certainly set the stage for what was to come. We stayed at The Hotel Paris Prague (highly recommend), which was only approximately …

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The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic.

An incredibly old, sacred place, the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague is a sight to behold. Located within the Jewish Quarter, it was the main (and only) cemetery the city’s Jews were allowed for centuries. It’s one of the largest of its kind in Europe, used between the first half of the 1400’s until 1786. …

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Bergen, Norway: City of Seven Mountains. 

One of Northern Europe’s oldest port cities and on the west coast of Norway, Bergen was the last city we visited in Scandinavia. It is the second-largest city in Norway, coming in only behind the capital, Oslo (pop: 702,543), with a population of around 287, 888 (2022). It puts into perspective how sparsely populated Norway …

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Salisbury Cathedral: Home to the Magna Carta and World’s Oldest Working Clock.

A beautiful and massive church, Salisbury Cathedral was a delight to visit. I really loved the gothic-style architecture, which this cathedral offers up on a golden platter. In fact, it’s regarded as one of the best examples of “Early English Gothic” architecture in all of England. It sits in the city of the same name, …

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Edinburgh, Scotland: All Hail Mr. Boots.

If I were asked, “Name the top five cities you’d like to live in for at least a year”, Edinburgh would make the list. I’d also put Edinburgh in the top three cities we visited in Europe. There’s just something special about the Gothic architecture combined with the vibrance of the city, and of course, …

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Hellesylt, Norway: A Whimsical Fairytale.

Per usual, my outfit choices during this time period were quite embarrassing. But, also super comfortable! 💁🏻‍♀️ Of the four Norwegian cities/villages we visited, Hellesylt was hands down my favorite 🙌🏼. With a population of 258 as of 2018, it’s only slightly larger than Geiranger (Geiranger, Norway: Trolls and Mountains.). However, there are around 590 …

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Göteborg, Sweden: A City with Two Names.

Of the 9 European countries we visited, I’m afraid I’d have to rank Göteborg towards the bottom of the list. Like Helsinki, it was a lovely, lovely city, with friendly and welcoming people, but it was also a bit… ordinary. It didn’t help that we were supposed to go to Stockholm, the capital, and were …

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