Tag Archives: Prague

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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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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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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Be a teacher.

It’s getting close to two years in Prague. Two years in this job. I never thought I’d enjoy it as much as I have. It’s two years in and I still like my job. I’ll likely stop in the fall … Continue reading

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This is a call to carps!

Quirky traditions and outlandish superstitions are important components of the stew that makes up professional hockey. In 1952, two fish retailer brothers named Pete and Jerry Cusimano, tossed an octopus onto the ice during a Detroit Red Wings home game … Continue reading

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