Follow my blog with Bloglovin Veselé Vánoce a Šťastný nový rok! (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Czech.) I’m also celebrating the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah by lighting the candles on my menorah one by one to commemorate the Festival of Lights – this year, the holiday coincides with Christmas (and next year it … Continue reading Christmas Song Wisdom + A Playlist for the New Year
According to Expat Insider, Czech Republic is considered the 10th-best country for expats to live. A highlight: In the Quality of Life Index, which measured leisure options, personal happiness, travel and transport, health & well-being, and safety & security, the Czech Republic came in at #7. It also was #2nd in Family. But according to … Continue reading Go Czech Go!
If any students are joining, I’m adding hyperlinks to any advanced phrases/idioms. After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to brush the dust (link to the meaning of this phrase) off the blog. I love traveling, I love writing about travel… and I really missed chronicling my experiences here. I’ve learned a lot in the last two … Continue reading Welcome Back
This post is dedicated to the many people who have asked me over the last two months, Sure, you like Czech lit, but “why are you really here?” I haven’t studied Czech language before. I also don’t have Czech ancestry. Here’s why I’m here: First, because castles. Because Americans are often intolerant of other cultures in the name … Continue reading Why Are You Really Here?
In the words of Hafiz, “You carry / All the ingredients / To turn your life into a nightmare– / Don’t mix them! / You have all the genius / To build a swing in your backyard / For God. / That sounds / Like a hell of a lot more fun. / […] / … Continue reading Preparing for Takeoff
When I studied abroad at Universitat Ben-Gurion in Be’er Sheva, Israel in 2012, I tried to keep a regular blog. It was named “Shai for the Semester” (http://chloeshaidoesisrael.wordpress.com) after my Hebrew name שי. It was going great at first, I loved blogging, but the experience was altogether to overwhelming (in the best possible way!) for … Continue reading New blog!