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A sign of love - lovely signs

2. 4. 2012  16:25, rubrika: , čtenost: 1041x, karma: 8,55

 

One of the joys of living in the Czech Republic is the carefree approach of retailers to the art of sign-making. They are wonderfully unimpaired by artistic concerns. After all, the point is to get the message across.

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The Day Václav Havel Died

18. 12. 2011  16:27, rubrika: , čtenost: 2733x, karma: 19,28

In 1989, when I was only six years old, my parents kept pointing out a man on the TV. He had light hair, a wispy moustache, blue eyes: Václav Havel did not look like all the other politicians I had seen.

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An ode to small shops

18. 11. 2011  11:29, rubrika: , čtenost: 999x, karma: 9,85

This is really just a love letter to my favorite fruit and vegetable store in Prague.

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Čeština je magor

19. 9. 2011  19:45, rubrika: , čtenost: 1752x, karma: 16,02

V jedním z komentářů na můj první blog se ptá pán Milan Kovár:

 

„Umíte, zdá se, docela dobře česky, proč tedy ve zdejším prostředí publikujete anglicky?

 

Krátká odpověď by byla asi: „To se fakt jenom zdá.“

 

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Are we what we eat? Or: The sad state of Czech window displays

9. 8. 2011  10:56, rubrika: , čtenost: 2773x, karma: 20,64

Hello. This is my first blog. My name is Sarah Borufka. I was born in Germany to Czech(oslovak) parents, and now I work as an English-language journalist in Prague, to where I moved from New Orleans. It’s not that interesting why and how and what and I’ll explain that later. Let’s...

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Everyday life in this city. Things that happen when you speak imperfect Czech with a German accent. Things that strike me as bizarre, funny, likeable or simply wrong.
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My name is Sarah. I get angry sometimes, especially when interacting with bureaucrats. I am a Czech-German English-language journalist living in Prague. It\'s kind of complicated.

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