Category Archives: March

Drunk things to do in Dutch

There’s a handful of things that are so Dutch and different that expats in the Netherlands spend their first few weeks in the country laughing at how goofy they seem. Then an odd thing happens. You wake up one day … Continue reading

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If Batman Were Dutch…

If the Caped Crusader hailed from Holland there would be some differences to the character we know and love. But it’s a worthwhile reality to consider. After all, anyone who doesn’t enjoy saying, “Waar is de trigger?!” in a Dutch … Continue reading

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Panenka scarves XVI: Big meat

Panenka scarves is one Canadian’s attempt to document his appreciation of the obvious and not-so-obvious experiences of a life in the Czech Republic. For previous Panenkas, click here. _____________ How’s a Czech businessman supposed to become an Abe Froman in these … Continue reading

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Some final thoughts on hockey in Prague

I’ve watched a lot of hockey in the Czech Republic this year. Part that of that due to the lockout, which sent a healthy share of NHLers to the KHL and Czech league teams in town, and part of it … Continue reading

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Panenka Scarves XV : Kofola

Panenka scarves is one Canadian’s attempt to document his appreciation of the obvious and not-so-obvious experiences of a life in the Czech Republic. For previous Panenkas, click here. _____________ One thing I’ve really enjoyed about living in a country that, until … Continue reading

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Berlin

The Windy City, the Big Easy, the Jewel of Morocco – none of these names apply to the city of Berlin. But what the once-divided German capital lacks in memorable nicknames, it more than makes up for in fantastic things … Continue reading

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Panenka Scarves XIV: The Spirit(s) of Czech

Panenka scarves is one Canadian’s attempt to document his appreciation of the obvious and not-so-obvious experiences of a life in the Czech Republic. For previous Panenkas, click here. _____________ Without a doubt, this was one of the more fun Panenka Scarves … Continue reading

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Sundaqua

I’m not sure if it’s because of a shallow Scandinavian gene pool, sheer coincidence, or a separation at birth, but the older Mats Sundin gets, the more he looks like the dude from Aqua.

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Aw – He’s shooting it like a Serbian! Go help him out!

Memory is a funky thing. It still amazes me that some single thought can lay dormant for years and then – out of the blue – something as simple as a sight, smell, or song can bring it to the … Continue reading

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Opening Night

Never say “I’m going to do as many shots as goals when the Leafs play,” because you’re only going to black out and finish the bottle. ………………………………………………………………………………..– Unknown I used to get together with a buddy of mine in Vancouver … Continue reading

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