From January to April 2006, Daniel and I lived in Prague. We moved there in an attempt to get jobs teaching English, which ended up being a giant failure. At the time I hated the place. It was cold, the people were mean, and I was depressed. Once we decided to go home however, I could finally enjoy myself. We took three trips during our final days in the country: hiking the sandstone cliffs in Cesky Raj (AKA Bohemian Paradise), drinking lots of brews at the Pilsner Urquell brewery in Plzen, and visiting the famous Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora (which contains the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones have been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel).
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX
My mom and I stopped at Cadillac Ranch on our way to the Grand Canyon in May 2008. It is a public art installation and sculpture that was created in 1974 and consists of Cadillac automobiles half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
Costa Maya, Mexico
I have been to four different places in Mexico and Costa Maya was by far the nicest. My mom and I visited in February 2010 when we were on a cruise. Cheap beer, white sand, and crystal clear water. It was amazing! It has only recently become a cruise port so it’s still mostly undeveloped (or was when we went).