Day 6: On the Road in Prague

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The very first thing we noticed in Prague was the music, ringing from every corner.  Everywhere you go, there are musicians playing their instruments or singing. Here you can see a circle of people congregating in Old Town Square listening and dancing to the troubadours playing festive traditional folk songs.

Vienna: Opera House

Vienna’s State Opera House (Wiener Staatsoper) is one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world.  It is the epicenter of Vienna’s rich musical history. Completed in 1869, the opera house opened its doors to the public debuting with Mozart’s Don Giovanni.  It is known for having one of the largest repertoires in the world, featuring 300 performances per year.  With over 50 operas and ballets each season, there is a wide selection for people who wish to immerse themselves in Viennese culture.

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New Orleans: French Quarter

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Street performer on Bourbon Street.

The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and also the one most frequented by visitors.  We called it home for the duration of our stay in Louisiana.  The French Quarter is a mix of old and new, existing in perfect harmony.  Every corner is filled with art and music all day and night.  In addition to the many bars and art galleries, you’ll also see artists spreading out their wares on the street, hoping to catch the eyes of passersby.

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