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Prague: Czech Out This Goulash

Beth Mckee Deckard's recent post about Prague, "Sharp Claws and Lager" brought back memories of the trip my family took thirty years ago. This was 1990, and we drove from Milan, where we were stationed, for the May bank holiday weekend.

The Velvet Revolution had re-instated a liberal democracy the year before, and what had been Czechoslovakia was about to become the independent countries of Czech Republic, Slovakia. There were sign postings everywhere for no pictures, no this, no that. This was the waning of the Cold War, and we felt as though we were being watched from every corner. It was hectic and a very exciting time to be in the country.