Should You Take Photos at a Concentration Camp?

Should you take photos at a concentration camp? People have a lot of opinions on whether you should document a visit to a concentration camp (and if so, how). For me, I came into the experience wanting to document and share the experience. The camps still exist to be seen and bear testimony to what…

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Preparing to Visit a Concentration Camp

It’s taken me a long time to write about how it felt to visit a concentration camp. For a long time, I didn’t know how to talk about them. And it is a hard thing to talk and write about (especially respectfully). But I think that’s the whole point. We shouldn’t only go places that…

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The Art of Alphonse Mucha

Country 10: Czech Republic | This post is part of my 30×30 series. Read more here! One of my biggest regrets from my trip to Prague was missing out on the Mucha Museum. Prior to visiting the Czech Republic, I’d had no idea that the artist famous for most of the French Art Nouveau pieces…

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Reality Czech? : Musings from Prague

With summer winding down and the fall approaching, I can’t help but feel a little wistful. Seems like the perfect time to share a throwback post on wishful thinking. March, 2009 — Prague, Czech Republic I’ve been making a lot of wishes lately. I think it’s something that happens when you travel—traveling brings out the…

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Terezin, and all it meant

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. In honor of it, I wanted to share a look back at my visit to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp and what it taught me. Terezin, Czech Republic – 2009 I grew up without exposure to the Jewish community. I spent kindergarten through high school in Catholic schools, the first with a predominantly…

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Travel Inspiration: Prague in Photos

As a follow up to last week’s travelogue about Prague, here are the promised snaps. It was cold and rainy when I visited that city, but something about the red tile roofs (not to mention the hearty meals) made it feel cozy. My one biggest regret is not getting to tour the Mucha museum—instead I…

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