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Program 288: Visiting the Mundo Maya; A Walk Across Prague

Release Date: 06-02-2012


Get tips for visiting evocative pre-Columbian sites. Learn how you can be a houseguest of today's Mayans, too. Plus, Rick joins a guide from Prague for a walking tour of the charmingly preserved "Golden City of 500 Spires," where sightseeing is fueled by some of Europe's best beer.


  • Travel writer Josh Berman, author of the "Maya 2012" guidebook (Moon Publications)
  • Prague-based tour guide Katerina Svobodova

Related Links

  • Joshua Berman's website includes his blog, "The Tranquilo Traveler"
  • Josh is also writing a blog about the Mundo Maya in 2012 for Moon Publications.
  • The Moon "Maya 2012" guidebook, is authored by Josh Berman.
  • Katerina Svobodova's website includes contact information for guided walking tours of Prague.
  • Rick and Katerina discuss the work of Czech art nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha in today's program. Wikipedia has information about the artist, photos of some of his works, and a link to a Czech-language website for Moravský Krumlov, where his works have been displayed.
  • Food blogger Nancy Lopez-McHugh writes about visiting the Strahov Monastery Brewery in Prague on the Honest Cooking website. It's the venue Katka recommends at the end of her interview for a good beer with a nice view of "The Golden City of 500 Spires."

Haiku Awards

Merida magic

Happy hammock harmony
Ruins and jaguars call.
- Linda Connor, Tulsa


Temple of the Sun
Feeling the rock’s history
- Xenia Torres Robertson, Ponca City, Oklahoma


Footprints by the sea.
When wind blows over them, they
slowly walk away.
- Claire J Baker, walking the beach at San Carlos, Mexico