places to go in 2016

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The New York Times recently came out with its annual “places to go” list and I am happy to report that I am one step ahead of the curve, having made it to their first place, tenth place and 37th place destinations in 2015. But I don’t think that I – or anyone – should give much credence to the Times, considering that my father’s birthplace made it onto the list this year. HAHAHAHAHA. If you know Brno, you know that this is as inadvertently self-satirical as the Sunday Styles section.

I wrote a whole bunch of snark just now and then deleted it all. Who am I to judge a city in which I have never lived? But then again we are talking about where to visit, not where to live… and having visited Brno three times and each time having wished that my dad came from Prague – I’d say, you can skip it.

(I feel really disloyal writing this in public, like the Brno Chamber of Commerce is going to blacklist me or something…To be fair, Brno has a fun-to-say name and a neat castle-on-a-hill and a random stuffed crocodile hanging from the ceiling of town hall. And I wholeheartedly love the country in which it resides.)

[Photo: Sergey Galyonkin]

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