I’ve been a bit absent here on the blog lately because life has been very busy. It’s halfway through May and we are HURTLING towards summer! In the meantime, what I’ve been up to: I started Czech lessons Some of my students made me a personalized notebook and I decided to use it for good. Czech lessons are … Continue reading Vegan Czech Food & Pretzel Mustaches
Food, you say? From all over the world, you say? In Brno? I’m there. Hosted by Food Park Brno, Ochutnej Svět or Taste the World is a food fair this weekend at Malá Amerika by the main train station in Brno. There was actually so much variety and were actually so many people there – … Continue reading “Tasting the World” in Brno & Hody in Čebín
It’s officially spring! Tulips are my favorite flower. And Eastertime in Czechia is in full swing. In Svoboďák, Brno’s central square, they are readying for Majáles, a student celebration of May, often with big-name concerts: At the Easter market, pomlázky are being sold. These are “willow whips,” with colorful ribbons tied on them, for the very special Czech tradition … Continue reading Time Travel to Easter in the High Tatras, Slovakia
It was quite the week – I visited the Jeden svět film festival (which promotes education about world issues facing humanity through documentary films in local cinemas for students and adults), I hung out in Brno, I saw a Ha-kapela concert, and I tried a new food that I’m sure the me from two years ago would have … Continue reading This Weekend: I Ate a Cow Heart & Went to a Bar that Doesn’t Exist
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?