Monthly Archives: August 2009

English Politeness vs Czech Honesty or hi-how-are-you-i’m-fine-thanks-how-are-you

*** *** How are you? I know I’m asking but don’t go assuming that means I’m actually the least bit interested in the response. Apparently that’s because I’m English and for us, asking that innocuous question is just a way … Continue reading


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Getting the Best Out of Prague: Don’t bother with Starbucks, Just Look Up

I’ve been living in Prague for around four months now.  I like it here.  My life is falling into a routine which is good because it helps me to feel more comfortable and settled but bad because I am in … Continue reading


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In praise of Czech thrift: five ways to save during the credit crunch

  Thanks a lot for all your comments to my last post on the issue of spoilt and Western behaviour.  Rather than trying to reply to them all, I thought it would be easier to write a new post. Just … Continue reading


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