Looking for a new musician to listen to this summer? Try out Regina Spektor, starting with her songs “Summer in the City” and “Small Town Moon.” These two ideas will be dueling in this post. (Side note, “Summer in the City” is a very common name for great songs, including also The Lovin’ Spoonful’s and Joe … Continue reading 🎵 Summer in the City 🎶 (aka Tišnov)
This is a post I wrote THREE YEARS AGO! I found it hiding in my drafts section. A lot of these things I’ve now gotten used to completely (and have written about in other places – for example, language, food, drinking, slippers, and living in a small town, plus Czech-merican cultural differences 1 and 2) – … Continue reading Time Travel Wednesday: Culture Shock?
Fun fact of the week: Why are September, October, November, and December the 9th-12th months of the year if their names mean 7th-10th? Find out here. In the US, the Christmas season begins as soon as Thanksgiving ends. There’s certainly cold weather to match, but not as cold maybe as two years ago! I was a little late on my Thanksgiving … Continue reading The Beginning of Advent in Tišnov
I thought back on it and I realized that for Czechs, my original post was probably not that satisfying. It shows why I am a traveler and why I live and work abroad, but not why I’m in Czech Republic specifically. So I’m gonna fix that 😉 Let’s get the first, obvious answer to “Why … Continue reading Why Are You Really Here? Part 2
I love this time of year because it’s heading towards sweater weather and pumpkins and apples are abundant. I love walking down the street and seeing all my neighbors’ trees dripping with fruit. September is also special because of the Tišnovské hody! I go every year, and the first year was especially fun because everything … Continue reading I’m the only one who says “Happy Hody!” (+My 2-Year Pernštejn Anniversary)
And tonight for dinner: Peanut butter and jelly rice cakes. At least it’s homemade strawberry jam? Continue reading I’m trying to be less American, but it’s not working.
I just had the best weekend since coming to the Czech Republic. Don’t get me wrong- many moments have been amazing. I loved my trip to Olomouc, mushrooming for the first time, and seeing Charles Bridge. But this weekend, I was reminded how alive you can feel when you are fully immersed in a travel … Continue reading How to Feel Alive: A Tip Guide