Expatfinder.com interviewed me a while ago for their site. It might be useful if you’re thinking of moving to Prague, as it has links to several other interviews with expats in the Czech Republic. Expatfinder.com Interview
Two different events occurred on or just off my local square, Jiriho z Podebrad today: a Mexican Street Food Party and The Vinohrady Wine Festival. The Mexican Street Food Party filled Lucemburská, a street right behind the metro square. Today was cloudy and slightly rainy day, so my photos aren’t as bright and cheery as the atmosphere. I bought some ghost … More Party on My Square!
A couple of weeks ago, I went with 57 seventh-graders and seven teachers for a five-day camp at Slavikov, about 115km to the southeast of Prague. Every time I go into the Czech countryside, I’m overwhelmed by how beautiful it is. Many Czech families have a country cottage where they go for weekends to relax. I’ve … More The Czech Countryside: Slavikov
Note: I tried to remember details from our tour. Apologies for any inaccuracies. Our main purpose in traveling to Krakow was to visit Auschwitz. At first, I was a little off-put by the tour buses outside. We had booked several days before and had trouble finding an available time slot. The idea of Auschwitz as a … More Auschwitz
Krakow is six hours by car from Prague. My friend and I arrived in the evening and went to find dinner in the town’s main square. First pierogi of the trip! The next morning, we set off for the salt mine. It was a ton of fun! We descended about 135 … More Krakow and the Salt Mine
Everyone would agree that Prague is a city of rich and sometimes terrible history. In 1989, The Velvet Revolution precipitated the end of communist rule in what was then Czechoslovakia. 1989—that’s not very long ago. Although some buildings and structures in Prague date back to medieval times, it seems to me that we often focus on the history … More Ars Magica in Prague
A couple of months ago, I traveled to Kutná Hora to see the Bone Chapel, more officially titled the Sedlec Ossuary. I loved it. I didn’t find it at all spooky or disrespectful. I guess I’ve seen other places in Europe where bones are used to create images, and to me it’s a vast bony bank of stories. … More The Bone Chapel