Go Away With ... Matthew Salesses
Author Matthew Salesses has fond memories of Prague, where he taught English for a year. (Stephanie Mitchell)
A. So many places. Hawaii may be foremost. If I really think about it, everywhere, I guess. I would love to go to Africa and then see more of Asia. There's so much of Europe I have yet to see, too.
Q. When you go away, what are some of your must-have items?
A. Bug spray and an electric fan. I'm a complete wuss about bugs and heat.
Q. What would be your dream trip?
A. Travel around the world with wife and baby.
Q. What are your favorite restaurants?
A. In the Boston area, we love Chez Henri (http://chezhenri.com/) and M3. In Prague, climb Petrin Hill and walk along the hard-to-reach areas until you find a monastery there that has the best beer and maybe the best goulash in the city. In Busan, South Korea, we like Ira Ira, one of those beef restaurants where they butcher the meat there.
Q. What kind of research do you do before you go away on a trip?
A. As much and as little as possible. I want to know where to go, but I like to get lost.
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