The Tale of Two Sisters * Guest Blogger*

First off I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Years or Hezky Novy Rok as we say in the Czech Republic! It has been a hectic start to 2013 but I… Continue reading

Debates, Propositions, and Discussions

This weekend I ventured to Vysoké Mýto to supervise the English debate team which consisted of five students aged 14 – 18. Although I knew all of them before from my lessons and… Continue reading

Cuteness Appreciation Week

This week I thought it was appropriate to use a classic phrase from a dear friend of mine (shoutout to Jon) as the title of my post. Why is it cuteness appreciation week?… Continue reading

Trying new things

This year marks the third year in a row that I have been away from home for Thanksgiving. This year it didn’t really feel like Thanksgiving at all, well at least not on… Continue reading

Student Time

Last Friday, I got to go to a really special event for my oldest students. When a student is in their senior year (here they call it Maturita) the whole school/town is informed.… Continue reading

Halloween in Berlin

It’s been awhile I know. Between planning for classes, shopping for my Halloween costume, and learning Czech I’ve become quite busy here in Nymburk. Last week we had a 2-day holiday in the… Continue reading

All the boys are named Honza

Any attempt to explain Czech culture and customs in one blog post offensive generalization and gross over-simplification. But here are just some fun facts that I have noticed  about language, culture, customs and… Continue reading


For me, being a teacher has turned out to be a pretty rewarding experience. Just like how Harry began to regard Sirus as a mix between father and brother, in the kids’ eyes,… Continue reading

Orientation Adventures

I have joined a women’s basketball team. As a formally retired athlete, getting back into shape has been a slight challenge. For the first week, all I could say was Boli me telo, which… Continue reading

Settling in

This weekend I did a combination of sightseeing and taking care of business. One day I traveled with my mentor to Přerov, an open-air museum laid out like a 19th century village. On… Continue reading

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