Tag Archives: Czech Republic

Noms

In the Irish language, nóm is the shortened abbreviation for “minutes,” which can be seen on any of the Dublin bus signs. Among my group of friends, however, “let’s get some noms” means that it’s time to eat! Reflecting on … Continue reading

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Do you speak English?

I haven’t blogged in a while because I have been traveling! Our university officially gives us two weeks off for spring break, but my break was more like three weeks since I only have class on Wednesdays and Thursdays. After … Continue reading

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Almost home…

So, after 6 or 7 locations in three weeks, I am back in Prague for one night before I fly to the US at 10 am tomorrow morning. I figured I’d use the free wi-fi in my hostel to write … Continue reading

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Endings, oh dear.

I have less than 48 hours left in this stunning, astonishing, country, and I am a mix of emotions. All this week I’ve been working – homework, how weird is that? I’ve had some 25 pages worth of final papers … Continue reading

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The last few weeks in Prague…

I’ve never been any good at endings. When things start to wind down, I, every time, get sad, and sort of preemptively nostalgic – I start to miss tings before they’re even gone. I have found myself fingering my keys, … Continue reading

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The DM and its Discontents

I’ve been thinking, sometimes, lately, that I am doing all right, that I’m getting past this cultural shift, that I’m getting towards an understanding of Czech culture and this country. The other day in Czech language class, we were talking … Continue reading

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Prague is wacky

People ask me about my life here a lot (particularly when I’ve been as remiss as I have lately about updating this blog – sorry!), and I’ve found myself a bit at a loss. I’ve got something of a feel … Continue reading

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Coming back from Budapest

This past weekend I went to Budapest. It was a fantastic trip – amazing city, great people, and oh my god thermal baths – about which I could probably write 7 or 8 posts, but what was really striking to … Continue reading

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Why we do it, #1

I was waiting at the tram stop after dinner tonight, one next to the river, all bundled up and by myself, when suddenly I heard those loud popping noises that can only be fireworks (or gunshots.) I looked over and … Continue reading

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The honeymoon period

I’ve been here for about a little over a week now, but haven’t been blogging because I do not have internet in my apartment. However, we can now leech an unsecured wireless network if we position the computer just so … Continue reading

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