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What would your life be like if you hadn't yet traveled to Europe? If you'd spent years reading travel novels and fantasizing over guidebooks, but hadn't made the big leap? This is the case for Andy Miles, who in his late twenties just embarked on a trip to hit most of the cities for the first time. He's walking us through the emotions and observations of a true Newbie Traveler.
Since writing my very first Newbie Traveler article back in 2010, I have been to nine different countries. I'm actually starting to feel more like a seasoned traveler than a newbie, but I believe it's less about where you've been and more about where you're going.
I started off my most recent trip with a week's visit to London for a conference. All business. It was my third time in that beautiful city and as much as I hated to leave it, my itinerary this year was well worth leaving for. My girlfriend and I visited Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam and Bruges, all cities new to me.
After our all too brief week in London, we hopped a British Airways flight to Prague.
It’s not quite as close to home as the new airport name down in Little Rock, but another airport is getting ready to change and update plenty of signs. Prague Ruzyne International Airport is getting a new name, and it’s all because plenty of Czechs have been pretty vocal about changing it.
Residents think renaming the airport after former President Václav Havel is a great idea, and after plenty of pleading and petitioning it sounds like it’s a done deal. Even the Transport Minister is now onboard, and he’s thinking that the best day to change over the airport will be on October 5—that would have been the late president’s 76th birthday.
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Muskauer Park suffered some flooding on these lovely grounds.
Flash floods have hit central Europe over the past several days, especially cities in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. While cleanup is under way, the floods have ravaged homes, caused evacuations and killed at at least 11 people. Several tourist attractions also were affected by the massive downpours.
Spa town Bad Muskau, which straddles the east Germany-Poland border, saw flooding in Muskauer Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Luckily, no irreparable damage was done to the property's reconstructed castle, and the town saw little itself.