Monthly Archives: November 2009

The only girl who could spell Czechoslovakia

  November 2009: twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolution that was velvet.  Back in 1989 I was still at primary school.  I think I remember seeing the fall of the wall on TV but … Continue reading


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Prague is just one big old folks home

For some, Prague is the new ‘between the wars’ Paris, a place for would-be Steinbecks or Fitzgeralds or Hemingways to be literary poseurs.  It is also an infamous location for stag parties: pissed-up Brits who attack defenceless telephone boxes and … Continue reading


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Magic Prague nights: Mariee Sioux and Matt Bauer play Prague

I’m going to break another rather long silence by telling you all about my Friday evening.  It was magical.  It involved listening to an indie-folk songstress called Mariee Sioux and bald-headed man with a beard from Appalachia Matt Bauer sing … Continue reading


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