Tag Archives: Culture

Inside the Box

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditYou know how in movie theatres they’ll assign you seats as a default on your ticket, and in most places in the world it means nothing? Well, not in Prague. Here, they assign you seats and you are expected to stick by them. Even if the theatre is totally empty. True story: if you happen… Read full post.

Reality, Prague Style

Reality, Prague Style

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditReality for sale! Come get your reality! 2 bedrooms, one kitchen! Reality for sale or rent! No joke: The biggest grammar error I’ve ever seen in my life is the fact that in Prague, all of the realty offices actually say “reality” instead. Maxima Reality, Prague Reality, European Reality Services, Atrium Reality, Albion Reality, and… Read full post.

Nibble Nibble Here, Nibble Nibble There

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditA strange local phenomenon: Czech people eat in public all the time. Not just normal eat-on-the-go types of foods like gyros, ice cream or pizza. You see them at tram and metro stops nibbling on peices of bread. Not French bread, or croissants, or even decent healthy-looking bread. It’s always the cheap, nasty Czech bread… Read full post.

A New Woman

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditMost people after they move into a new flat and area will explore and wander around to get their bearings. What did I do? I went and got tattooed. Twice. It was a bit nervewracking, going to get inked on a public transportation system I have but a fragile grasp of. But I did it… Read full post.

The Learning Curve

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditDuckie’s learning curve is not that great. She kept her distance from the doorways after I threw things at her to scare her away, but today she is boldly strutting right back into our house. This got me thinking about learning curves in general and yesterday’s massacre at Virginia Tech. It seems that something horrible… Read full post.

300 Ways To Tell The Difference Between Coercion and Consent

emailFacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditAfter having watched 300 twice now in mixed company, I continue to be disturbed, perturbed and supremely irritated by the fact that men still don’t seem to understand the difference between coercion and consent when it comes to sexual intercourse. 300 has a very distressing scene where The Spartan Queen offers herself to a Councilman… Read full post.