Moritzburg Schloss: A Fairytale Day Trip from Dresden or Prague

Most Czechs will know Moritzburg Schloss as the castle from the 1973 classic Christmas-time fairytale “Tři oříšky pro Popelku,” or in English translation, “Three Nuts for Cinderella.” (That sounds really bad actually.) Three seconds later update: The official translated name is “Three Wishes for Cinderella.” (That sounds better.) This is genuinely an incredible film (trailer here, Czech only) … Continue reading Moritzburg Schloss: A Fairytale Day Trip from Dresden or Prague

Countries that Say Ciao

My German is incredibly elementary. I can say hello, goodbye, Apfel… and a few other basic words. So it took me aback when I heard people, in the course of normal ending of a conversation, saying “Cheers!” Cheers? They say “Prost” in Germany… Upon asking, I learned that people were actually saying “tschüs” or “tschüß.” … Continue reading Countries that Say Ciao