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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:

Dan McGlinn, University of Notre Dame

Happy Backpackers

Great mix between learning and leisure. Our tour guide, Lauren, was extremely knowledgable and also very well connected. The weekend was a blast!

Dan McGlinn, University of Notre Dame ~ Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome, Summer Break 2016

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