Agamonitsa does sports!

Last weekend I took another step towards my integration in Czech Republic – I skied. Naturally, the experience was a mixture of having fun and making a fool of myself. To start with, I had no idea we were going to ski. I thought we were just going to spend a nice and cosy weekend…

Masopust, the vegetarian way

Today I was honoured to take part in a Masopust – a carnival that tries, literally, to mask the fact there is a 40-day Lent coming until Easter that, I guess, people here used to observe before Socialism turned Czech Republic into one of the countries with the least religious population in the world once and for…

Two things about Czech Republic I learned last week

I’ve always suspected Czechs of practicing too much sport but now there’s no doubt in that! Last week one of my students explained to me the essence of that strange Czech spring holiday which, probably since long before Global warming changed our ideas of seasons, has been during the winter. Yes, you read it correctly, the spring holiday…

The new sauna

(The original post in Bulgarian dates back to 28 September 2014.) I promised to tell you about the new sauna and here I am fulfilling my promise. “The new sauna” presupposes there had been an old one and yes, there was – just fifteen minutes on foot from our place in the cutely-named district of Klíše (note:…

with ducks

(The original post in Bulgarian dates back from 23 September 2014.) I’m not dedicating this publication to Ksenia (note: who loves ducks) because with “with ducks” I’m actually playing with the Czech word for “(being) back” which, for some reason, is “zpátky” (the z in the front gets devoiced and you should trust me because…

Deutschlanding

(The original post in Bulgarian dates back from 24 April 2014.) Third time lucky. I don’t know if it’s lucky but, against my whole will – for a third time in my life – I bought an InterRail ticket although the last time I’d told myself never to do it again… that is, yet again….

on the road by motorbike/bus/bicycle

(The original post written in Bulgarian dates back to 6 April 2014.) I have the feeling I haven’t written here for years but it’s not because things don’t happen to me anymore. On the contrary, they do and that’s why I have no time to sit and write about them. Otherwise, if you asked me,…