After living for 2.5 years in CZ, it was time to visit Plzeň (which I’ll refer to using the English name Pilsen), city of the most famous Czech beer and puppets galore. I was so happy to finally make it there with Ondra, on a bright sunny day: Pilsen is the home of Pilsner Urquell, … Continue reading Is Pilsner Urquell Better in Plzeň?
Hej! This would be rude in Czech or in English, but it’s how you say hi in Danish… …so be it 🙂 You can tell me anything, pretty Nyhavn buildings. The sign that greets you in the airport. 1. I am definitely one of the shortest people in this city (maybe country) Why is everyone … Continue reading 4 Conclusions After 24 Hours in Copenhagen
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, Czech people are PROUD of their bread. There are many different types. With the advent of convenience culture, though, people are starting to mourn the quality of loaves which are sold in the supermarket (both links Czech only). Still, all things considered, it’s light years ahead of the “fresh” bread … Continue reading Czenglish Debate: What Is Bread, Really?
A gem of a find from my travels: check the ingredients in case you were in doubt. Budapest is a major European destination while Bratislava is less so. However, I believe both cities are wonderful locations for different reasons – Budapest, because the cultural vibe and architecture is similar to Vienna, and Bratislava, because though its … Continue reading Underrated Food Cities: Bratislava and Budapest
At the 2.5-year mark of living in Czech Republic, I’ve mostly visited the nearby major cities. So when I learned Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, was only an 8-hour trip away from Tišnov (first a bus to Vienna, then a bus to Ljubljana), I decided I had to go. The hard-to-get pronunciation of the name … Continue reading Can You Say “Ljubljana”?: Tongue-Tied in Slovenia
Greetings from Ljubljana, Slovenia! I’m traveling again, so I’ll post about something close to my heart back home… I’m always surprised to hear, when I meet people who have visited New York City (= code name for Manhattan only :P), that they have mainly spent time doing touristy things and not much “off the beaten … Continue reading Seeing the Many Faces of Manhattan (for cheap!)
I thought back on it and I realized that for Czechs, my original post was probably not that satisfying. It shows why I am a traveler and why I live and work abroad, but not why I’m in Czech Republic specifically. So I’m gonna fix that 😉 Let’s get the first, obvious answer to “Why … Continue reading Why Are You Really Here? Part 2