I'm not complaining. I still very much enjoy what I do, but you can probably tell where this is going.
Earlier this year, I accepted a few more writing projects than I should have, and at the moment I’m in a race to meet deadlines. I’m currently researching a guide on Romania and Bulgaria, curating another guide on Slovenia, and preparing to lead a cruise down the Danube. It’s all manageable and will fall into place (I know this from previous years), but something had to give. Sadly, this time around, that means this blog.
For the new few weeks, www.markbakerprague.com will be on hiatus.
There are some good stories in the pipeline: my favorite English bookshop in Bucharest, how the EU’s “cultural capital” designation is changing the Romanian city of Timișoara, ongoing efforts to save the Brutalist architecture of Karlovy Vary, and many more. I hope to be up and running again by mid-October.
In the meantime, there’s plenty of back material on the blog. Simply click on the “hamburger menu” in the upper left-hand corner of this page (right-hand if you're reading on a phone), find a category, and check out some stories.
Thank you for reading and following, and I’ll be back soon. Mark