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I caved this morning and went to Bohemia Bagel

Sept. 28 2010

Having a bite or taste of home is a quick-fix to a bit of homesickness. While I haven’t been feeling it so far during our trip, I’ll always enjoy and appreciate something that reminds me of college and or home.

This morning, I grabbed a bacon, egg and cheese bagel at a place that takes me back to South Bend (don’t miss it) and my time at Notre Dame (really miss it). Anytime I was running late, Studebagels was the place to get a quick bite, and I could hardly tell the difference (Czech bacon and all) this morning in Bohemia Bagel. My dad said the guys here are a good bunch to know. I’d agree, but I think the people he was referring to are the staff of the New Europe walking tours—who are exclusively ex-pats. In stead, with our WSA tours, we’re trying to connect to locals who are excited about sharing their personal history with foreigners. In Paris, we had great luck, and I’m encouraged by the caliber of people we’ve met so far in Prague.

After a week in Italy where Starbucks doesn’t exist (yet), and one in Paris where Starbucks is prohibitively expensive, I’ve enjoyed grabbing a double espresso nearly once a day. A crime? Maybe. Do I regret it? Nope:)

Comments:

Ben Swick, University of Dayton

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Everything was so organized and the tour guide was AWESOME! They had everything planned out and I got a really good feel for life in the city. We even got to cut the lines for the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh museum. It was definitely worth the money and I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun filled weekend.

Ben Swick, University of Dayton ~ ISA Maynooth University, Fall 2015

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