Tag Archives: Czech Republic

Coming to Groningen

This month I left the Czech Republic, my home for more than two years, and moved to the northern Netherlands. I’ve called a lot of places home (Slovenia, Vancouver, Finland, Czechia, and now the Netherlands), but the culture shock has … Continue reading

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Panenka Scarves XX: The F word

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. _____________ As the summer comes to a close, I thought it would be interesting … Continue reading

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Panenka Scarves XIX: Moravia

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. _____________ “Wine rejoices the heart of man” – Goethe If you’ve ever been to … Continue reading

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Panenka Scarves XVIII: Jára Cimrman

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. _____________ The world’s greatest writer, inventor, painter, physicist, skier, and philosopher of the last … Continue reading

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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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Panenka scarves XVII: Football – part dos

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. _____________ In the past, I’ve usually spent my birthday watching hockey. Not for … 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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