Why Prague and the Czech Republic? They’re pretty standard stops on the tourist circuit now, but at the time it felt like pretty adventurous terrain to us – the Berlin Wall had only fallen a few years earlier when we began planning for this trip. For whatever reason, I had developed an interest in middle Europe at the time – I was inspired by Vaclav Havel and the Velvet Revolution, and Milan Kundera and Ivan Klima were favorite authors. It felt like now, so soon after they had gained autonomy, would be a very interesting time to take a look for ourselves.
The complete journal, and an overview map: