I decided early on that I’d leave Prague once a month for an adventure. Mostly these will be bus rides to cities in neighbouring countries: Germany, Poland, Austria, but a couple of months ago, I heard about Dismaland, in England, and I HAD TO GO. Dismaland is (was…) an art exhibition which considered some very… More I made it to Dismaland!
A couple of weeks ago, I ventured with a group of church friends to a pretty town to the south of Prague: České Budějovice. Here is my terrible pronunciation guide: Chesskeh Bood-yeh-o-vee-tseh. The vowel in ‘bood’ is like the one in ‘book’. The yeh-o is more like ye-yo but the second ‘y’ is barely there – more like… More Hluboka Castle
Warning: This post is about the truly mundane. My groceries were delivered tonight, and I thought some people might be interested to see how much you can get for your supermarket dollar here in Prague. I must admit that I always secretly surveil the trolleys of people in front of and behind me at the… More What’s in the trolley?
Last week, I took off with 80 seventh graders and some colleagues for a week of Outward Bound adventure. We stayed at Nectiny Castle: It sounds a lot more glamorous than it was, but we had a great week. I can’t remember ever eating as much bread or potatoes in any week, though. The vegetarian… More Beautiful Bohemia
Well, one. I mean, I’m still here. One point five if you count Lola the mini schnauzer. For a little while, I’ve been preparing to live alone, and now it’s happened. Much of my preparation involved imagining worst case scenarios. I’m telling you, they’re not that far-fetched. In no particular order, here are my three… More And then there were none.
A couple of weeks before Hugo left, we did two Prague tours in one day. Before I give you any details, I want to boast that I did 31 007 steps that day! My personal best! In the daytime, we did the Communism and Nuclear Bunker Tour. If you ever visit Prague, I recommend it. I’m starting… More Communists and Cobblestones
This afternoon, I visited Prague Jewish Town with a new colleague from school. You can read about all the sites by hitting ‘Explore’ at Prague’s Jewish Museum site. As a teenager, I wasn’t really interested in history, which seemed nothing more than lists of dates and facts. It felt completely irrelevant to me until 12th grade when one… More Jewish Town