Category Archives: May

The Green Bench

The Church of the Green Bench … Our Lady of Urquell … Here we follow the Gospel according to Gambrinus. Moving to a new city can be difficult. It’s a blank slate and with that comes a lack of familiarly … Continue reading

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Watching Hockey in Europe (on TV!)

Watching hockey in Europe – one of my favourite pastimes in one of my favourite places. But doing so is not necessarily one size fits all. Not only is it a lot more difficult than I had first anticipated, but … Continue reading

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Yup …

There aren’t too many times where I feel that out of place in Prague anymore. That’s especially true when I compare it to where I was a year ago. These days I can order my food, pay for my beers, … Continue reading

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I’m super cereal

It’s an odd phenomenon, but like many US Presidents, cereal mascots possess a stunning tendency to have younger, more embarrassing siblings. For instance, take Count Chocula – that now retired, though always wonderful, breakfast vampire who used to serve us … Continue reading

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N’oubliez pas d’apporter une serviette

When deciding to live in another country one must accept the sacrifices that have to be made with regard to comfort and familiarity. There will be days when you feel completely lost because of a language barrier. There will be … Continue reading

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Gib mir fünf!

I don’t miss Vancouver. I don’t feel nostalgic for the city – not even in the least. It is beautiful, this is true, but that beauty is all natural. Many would argue that this is a better kind of beauty, … Continue reading

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phallic fridges and a moustache void.

I’ve run into two problems with the teaching, and there was an election this week: I teach English to Czechs. Most of them are good enough to understand most of what I say, provided I speak slowly and cut down … Continue reading

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