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One of my fondest memories of Prague is a meal I had in the Old Town Square. In fact, I was so enthralled, I told my travel mate, “If I ever need to request my last meal, this would be it.” Before me was a dish filled to the rim with duck confit, julienned pickled red cabbage, and bread dumplings swimming in a gravy so delicious, I wanted to lick the plate clean. While I don’t remember the name of the restaurant, I DO know you can find life-changing meals all over the city, especially those that feature traditional Czech fare.

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It’s practically blasphemy to suggest drinking anything other than Pilsner in the country of Czech Republic, but for me, Medovina is the drink I remember most. I purchased a small cup of the honey wine during the Christmas Market in Prague, and as I strolled through the stalls, the warm, sweet beverage soothed both my freezing fingers and my homesick heart.

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Prague’s Jewish Quarter (Josefov) is part of Prague’s UNESCO World Heritage site and contains the oldest synagogue in Europe, a 15th century Jewish Cemetery, and Prague’s Jewish Museum. You’ll also find Pinkas Synagogue, Prague’s second-oldest synagogue, where the names of more than 77,000 Jews sent to concentration camps are inscribed on the walls. The entire area is a powerful and poignant reminder of the struggle the Jewish people have suffered throughout the centuries.

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