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- Posted:Monday, March 29, 2010
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I'm not hugely slushy, I'll admit. I'm not one to shower my girlfriend in roses and chocolates, preferring instead to get her more practical gifts that will last a lifetime, like hiking boots. However, there's something about Prague that definitely lights a fire under me and makes me want to express my love for her in ways I never thought I would. This is why I'm so excited that - as brought to my attention by the Chicago Tribune - the city has almost finished its restoration project on the infamous Charles Bridge.
It was first constructed way back in the 14th century (so it's a good one to visit for travellers wanting to become a bit more learned while on their jollies as well) and, according to the publication, now boasts some "old-fashioned gas lighting", which makes walks in the evening "even more of a joy".
"This much-loved bridge offers one of the most pleasant and entertaining 500-plus-yard strolls in Europe," it continued.
So what are you waiting for? Book yourself that flight to Prague and go and have a butcher's hook at this wonderful sight. Maybe I'll see you there, as I'm reaching for my credit card right now.
You might also find me - if you're looking, that is - at AgharRTA, a jazz club that About.com's Kerry Kubilius put me on to. Apparently, the line up of acts is made two months in advance, so big names could be on the agenda.
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