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By The Vltava in Prague

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Dear readers,

This post is an attempt to

    Break the 55 jinx – I believe I’m addicted to the same and, have this nonsensical urge to finish any piece in 55 words

    Share with you my travel anecdotes – While my love for travel and things related is old wine, this is mostly inspired by Travel Tales From India. I love the way she weaves tons of stories around a single trip

Before I delve further, let me mention that I really appreciate your coming back here and spending precious time from your otherwise choc-a-bloc schedules. No, I’m not being modest. It’s true. I know.

Very recently, I was in Prague on a business trip. A chilly -7 Degrees Celsius greeted me the morning I landed. And in the coming days, it got chillier with temperatures dipping to as low as -17 Degrees Celsius. While Czech Republic boasts of a #13 rank amongst countries with the best work-life balance, my days were spent toiling at work. Okay, that is an exaggeration but the hostile weather did make it difficult to venture out as much as I would’ve liked.

I marveled at the architectural exuberance of the city from the inside of a car, during my commute to and from office. Often, I chatted with the driver about various facets of life in Czech Republic, their beers, the nightlife and such.

Then one fine day, braving the cold, I decided to walk and experience the place first-hand.

My quest was for a river. I was told that a 20 minute downhill walk would take me to the banks. I saw it from the top. And, I saw a bridge. Nope. Not just one. There were many bridges across the river. My eagerness to reach the bank was fueled.

Finally, I was here! On an isolated serene bank of the Vltava. Ducks swam in the freezing water while pigeons took in some sunshine on the bank.

The Vltava River, Prague

The Vltava meanders through Prague for over 31 kms until, I don’t know where it goes. There are dozens of eateries offering scrumptious fare with spectacular views of the river. Also, boat cruises are available at reasonable rates. I, however, chose none of that and lingered on for a while, clicking pictures mostly. And then in the spirit of Johnnie Walker, kept walking.

A few days later I read about people taking a dive in the Vltava. And it chilled me to the bones, yet again.

Coming soon, more on Prague and other travels too!

Written by Sangfroid

February 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Posted in Travel

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  1. Good you took a break 🙂
    And looking forward to more of the travel-stories..


    February 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  2. As I have been saying, you are going places! Many thanks for the mention of my blog. I just somehow got addicted to blogging hence so many stories around one travel, as I do not get to travel much. Now that you have broken the jinx maybe we will see more such stories or maybe you will finish the travel pieces in 55 words too!


    February 8, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    • You are welcome, Mridula!

      Travel pieces would follow for sure but I won’t restrict them to 55 words 🙂


      February 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  3. Nicee.. 🙂 More please..


    February 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

  4. Dude! you gotta continue writing these pieces! That photo.. beauty! I can so see a poet sitting on that bench scribbling his latest verse.. or a woman dreaming to glory.. or old couple.. *sigh* I guess valentine is so not done yet.. for me 🙂

    And the tidbit in the end.. wow! I so wanna try that!

    Winnie the Poohi

    February 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

  5. While you are at it.. why dont you try writing a poem.. by the same title!

    Winnie the Poohi

    February 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    • Thanks, Winnie. Please try it out. I will try to try too 🙂


      February 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm

  6. I haven’t been here in like…forever!

    Break ’55 writing spree? Nahiiiiiiiiinnn (Nirupa Roy style)

    Sure I generally like travelogues and such…but your ’55 ones are such gems…and it makes me wanna respond in ’55!

    So how about one?!


    March 15, 2012 at 10:07 pm

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