Fun fact of the week: Why are September, October, November, and December the 9th-12th months of the year if their names mean 7th-10th? Find out here. In the US, the Christmas season begins as soon as Thanksgiving ends. There’s certainly cold weather to match, but not as cold maybe as two years ago! I was a little late on my Thanksgiving … Continue reading The Beginning of Advent in Tišnov
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
I love this time of year because it’s heading towards sweater weather and pumpkins and apples are abundant. I love walking down the street and seeing all my neighbors’ trees dripping with fruit. September is also special because of the Tišnovské hody! I go every year, and the first year was especially fun because everything … Continue reading I’m the only one who says “Happy Hody!” (+My 2-Year Pernštejn Anniversary)
And tonight for dinner: Peanut butter and jelly rice cakes. At least it’s homemade strawberry jam? Continue reading I’m trying to be less American, but it’s not working.
I just had the best weekend since coming to the Czech Republic. Don’t get me wrong- many moments have been amazing. I loved my trip to Olomouc, mushrooming for the first time, and seeing Charles Bridge. But this weekend, I was reminded how alive you can feel when you are fully immersed in a travel … Continue reading How to Feel Alive: A Tip Guide
Today I became a Czech citizen an official long-term resident! As one of my fellow Fulbrighters noted, they seem to go out of their way to make us look like members of Good Charlotte on our IDs. After a long week, I needed to cheeeeeel. I had a great weekend here in Tišnov. There was an event … Continue reading A “Quiet” Weekend at the Hody
We had an impressive sun shower here. I wish pictures could show how pretty it really was. What I love most about being immersed in another culture and language is the way it makes you turn a critical eye on where you come from. I do an exercise with my kids about stereotypes, asking them … Continue reading Teaching Week 2: Only Old People Live in Florida