Mark Baker is a travel writer and journalist. He first visited Prague as a student in 1984 and began living there, after a stint in Vienna, in the early 1990s. Since then he has written or co-written a number of guidebooks to the Czech Republic and other countries in the region. Baker was also one of the founders of the Globe coffeehouse and bookstore, a center of Prague’s English-speaking community in the ‘90s, when capitalism returned to Czechoslovakia. Check out his website for more on his writings and to keep up with his amazing blog filled with his travel stories https://markbakerprague.com.
February 3rd, 2022 | Season 4 | 43 mins 45 secs
eastern europe, journalism, prague, travel, writing
On this episode, Lera and our newest host Misha speak with travel writer and journalist Mark Baker based in Prague. They discuss how he went from writing for the likes of Bloomberg and working for Radio Free Europe to researching and creating travel books for Lonely Planet and others. Mark Baker expounds on his latest book, not a travel guide but a memoir, which covers his amazing stories and experiences in Prague in the decade following the Cold War. We hope you enjoy!