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Travel Tuesday

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What’s the funniest thing that even happened to you while traveling? This can either be an actually funny story, or something that was terrible at the time but is funny when you look back now.

The first thing that comes to mind is when we visited Kutna Hora while living in Prague. When we were waiting to catch the train home two trains came at the same time and we didn’t know which one to get on. We got on the wrong one and missed the right one. Luckily we got off the wrong one so we sat and waited for the next train. A train pulled up about half an hour before the next train to Prague was scheduled. We sat there for half an hour, and then watched that train pull away. It was our train! We missed the train TWICE! Idiots.

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C is for Czech Republic, Cadillac Ranch, & Costa Maya

Czech Republic

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).