Even though I am extremely happy living in Prague, there are some rainy, cold Sundays where I miss being on W&M’s campus, sitting in a corner chair at the Grind with a giant mug of coffee, listening to a folk playlist, and getting some reading done.
Fortunately, I have found a place three tram stops away from home in Prague that brings me to almost the same level of comfort and coziness. The Globe Cafe and Bookstore (near Myslikova) has a great atmosphere and good coffee. It is a popular location for expats—one can hear English spoken in all directions and they serve pancakes. While it is not the most “Czech” cafe in Prague, it is nice to occasionally visit a place that reminds me of home.
So here I am, hiding from the cold (that is sneaking up on us here), listening to folk music, drinking coffee, and writing a paper for my art history class. Thinking of all my friends back at W&M who—if they weren’t on fall break—would be doing the same thing at the Grind or Aroma’s!