Exceptional England

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I’m going to begin this post with a little story…

I have long been fascinated with everything England, largely due to Queen Elizabeth I, Princess Diana and the Royal Family. And now that it’s 2012, my current love affair with this iconic nation only grew, along with countless others because of the beautiful Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton. With the Royal Wedding a year earlier, the excitement of it all was sure to still be in the air, and it was!

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Seattle, Part 2

After a great first day exploring this fantastic city, I had another good night’s sleep under my belt and was ready to head out again on what was a clear and glorious day.

I had heard from a friend on Facebook that a trip to Bainbridge was very much worth it, so with no more convincing needed, I headed down to the waterfront and bought my ticket!

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Anytime I get to be on the water is what I call a perfect day.

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Wondrous Warsaw

Now some of you might be wondering about the title names I give my posts. Is Krakow really captivating? Budapest… brilliant? Really? Well how about Perfectly Prague. How can Prague be perfect?

Easy!

The saying goes, “The beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. This was originally used by the author Margaret Wolfe Hungerford for her book ‘Molly Bawn’ in 1878. The exact origin of the phrase is unknown though, as different forms have been used since the 3rd century BC when it was used by the Greeks.

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Captivating Krakow

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After our long day at Auschwitz, we drove to Krakow Poland which took about an hour and it was time to unwind from what we had just experienced. It was time for some FOOD!

But, before we headed down to the old centre, we needed a place to stay. We drove around for just a little bit and found a hotel that had been converted from a college dormitory. I was a little skeptical at first, but it turned out to be a pretty great place! I told Paul that if we had to share a bathroom with anyone it was a no go! But they had rooms with private bathrooms so we decided to settle in! To this day we still tell stories of this place, it was great!

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Brilliant Budapest…

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We arrived in the grand city of Budapest last at night, so first things first, it was time to get a room. Now not doing my research like I normally do when visiting places like this, I was finding it odd that everywhere we were looking only had the “Buda” name attached to it… Weren’t we in Buda”pest”? Ahhhh! The answer to my question was about to be told to us as soon as we sat down to dinner! Here is a quick look across the street from our home for the night!

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Good Morning Prague!

Well here we are again, back in late May of 2011 and it was a fantastic night last night walking around this magnificent city. Now, after a goodnight’s sleep it’s time to take in as much as we can on day 2 in the Czech Republic’s city of Prague!

And…We are off. Good Morning beautiful!

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A little look down the street from our room… priceless!

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Perfectly, Prague

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So hello again everyone! This time we are coming to you from the beautiful country of the Czech Republic, in what is simply put, one of the most spectacular cities on earth, Prague. I’ve always heard through the grapevine that Prague is a beautiful city, but what we were about to see left us awe-struck. Which is why this next stop I am going to be doing in two parts… Because there is just too much to do and see all at once!!

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