Are You Sure It’s Only OK? (+Fizzy wine season in CZ!)

As I have learned in the last few years, Central/East Europeans and Americans have completely different ways of expressing their enthusiasm. Here’s a helpful chart! It’s obviously exaggerating, but stereotypes can be true in a general sense. I’ve witnessed the “enthusiasm disparity” personally to some degree about Czechs, Germans, Poles, Slovaks, Hungarians, Croats and Ukrainians, … Continue reading Are You Sure It’s Only OK? (+Fizzy wine season in CZ!)

This Weekend: I Ate a Cow Heart & Went to a Bar that Doesn’t Exist

It was quite the week – I visited the Jeden svět film festival (which promotes education about world issues facing humanity through documentary films in local cinemas for students and adults), I hung out in Brno, I saw a Ha-kapela concert, and I tried a new food that I’m sure the me from two years ago would have … Continue reading This Weekend: I Ate a Cow Heart & Went to a Bar that Doesn’t Exist

Masopust or Fašank? Either Way, It’s Czech Mardi Gras

A GIANT MASK! Photo taken in Pilsen. Mardi Gras in New Orleans is my current dream trip, but in the meantime, Czechia’s Masopust is a fun alternative! This version of the pre-Lent celebration usually takes place in villages, with central participants parading through the streets in costume with a small group of violinists and a bassist, … Continue reading Masopust or Fašank? Either Way, It’s Czech Mardi Gras