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!)

My Foreigner Problems

I was very proud recently when the principal of my school declared me a “polovina cizinec,” which means “half-foreigner” – this is meant in my favor, in that I have managed to be half as foreign as other foreigners. In Czech Republic, that is a HUGE accomplishment. (Sidenote: I’m pretty sure “polovina cizinec” is the only phrase … Continue reading My Foreigner Problems