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Old Town Square Christmas Market
Prague

Here's the biggest frenzy of the year for Old Town Square (barring the Praying Mantis Invasion of course). Get a huge steaming pile of whole roasted pig, or a roasted pastry roll (called a trdelnik). Keep your nose warm with a svareny vino (mulled wine) or grog (rum and hot water).

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