Featured image thanks to Expats.cz Flashback to my early days learning Czech. “Pojedeme na vodě!” We’re going on the water? What does that mean? It turns out “to go on the water” means “to go canoeing,” a Czech tradition. Conjure up an image of an idyllic one-week trip with your friends, a few canoes, beer … Continue reading Time Travel Saturday: Bohemian Canoe Trip 2014 + What’s a Vodník?
I visited Greece in summer 2011, and to this day it’s one of my favorite trips. I spent one month there studying (no, really!) Greek history and culture. Admittedly, I was extremely homesick – it was my first trip abroad completely alone without knowing anyone before – and spent a lot of my time reading … Continue reading Greece: Land of Moussaka and Typos
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!)
For Part One, click here. I’m starting where I left off, covering my trip to the West Bank (Západní břeh Jordánu) this summer, with the goal of listening more than judging. * Fast Fact: -The Barrier Wall was built in 2000 during the Second Intifada, a violent, years-long uprising of Palestinians. * Bethlehem A strange part of the … Continue reading A Visit to Palestine: Defining Borders, Part 2
If you look from just the right spot outside of Jerusalem’s Old City, you can gaze into East Jerusalem / the West Bank (Západní břeh Jordánu). This is what I discovered just before I went to the film festival. If you look really closely from that spot, you can see the West Bank barrier (Izraelská bezpečnostní … Continue reading A Visit to Palestine: Defining Borders, Part 1
Once my parents arrived in Israel, our itinerary was: 1 day Tel Aviv, 1 day Haifa, 2 days Nahariyya including day trips to Akko and Rosh Hanikra, 2 days Tzfat with a day trip to Tiberias, 5 days Jerusalem. It was a full trip! I want to highlight two unmissable places in particular. Haifa: A coastal city … Continue reading Haifa and Tzfat: 2 Israeli Cities, Rediscovered
In an effort to prepare myself for all the Pilsner-imbibing I will be doing in the Czech Republic, I have been trying many a beer. Here are my favorites so far this summer. I completely judge a beer by its “cover”- whether the appearance or the name. 5. Boulder Brewing Company Kinda Blue (Colorado): It’s weird, … Continue reading Great Summer Beers