This post isn’t going to be what you expect. What you will discover is that before moving abroad, I had quite a sheltered life. But I didn’t know that I lived a sheltered life – and I kinda forgot about it until a few days in to our New York vacation. I think many Americans … Continue reading Reverse Culture Shock: 6 Things I Did for the First Time in Europe
Last Thursday we left for New York-JFK airport, happy campers: We had incredible views of the Andes mountain range: (the white parts are clouds among the mountain peaks) …and of the coast of Lisbon, where we had a one-day layover, from the plane: The Lisbon airport is incredibly close to the city center, which explains … Continue reading 5 Czech-American Firsts
Today’s the day odlétáme (we fly away)… 😀 we are leaving for NYC! This is the end of my third year in CZ, and I have accomplished some major life goals! For one thing, I measure each year in terms of my Czech progress. Last year, my goal was basically not to get tired after … Continue reading A Summer in Czexile
I’ve been to Prague many times since I wrote about it at the start of the blog. Whenever I return, I repeat some oldies and goodies that I love there, and try a few new things as well. Ondra and I recently took a 3-day trip to Prague in order to get to Terezín, and … Continue reading Return to Prague: Good Views & Angelato’s
Looking for a new musician to listen to this summer? Try out Regina Spektor, starting with her songs “Summer in the City” and “Small Town Moon.” These two ideas will be dueling in this post. (Side note, “Summer in the City” is a very common name for great songs, including also The Lovin’ Spoonful’s and Joe … Continue reading 🎵 Summer in the City 🎶 (aka Tišnov)
In about a month, I’ll be returning to my hometown and home city NYC, which I haven’t seen for two years. I am so excited! ^^That was where it all started. I went to register for my Czech visa through Fulbright (which has expanded to 30 people starting next year from my year’s 10!), and … Continue reading 10 Ways Czechs Would Misunderstand New Yorkers
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?