What? Me buying drinks, chlebíčky, and cake for colleagues? But like most everything I have encountered as an expat, I got used to the local birthday traditions and I have even grown to like them.
Author Archive: Bruno Zalubil
This is my new plan. Read Czech vocabulary pictures books with my daughter and study them after she falls asleep. Watch Večerníček every night.
Want to see the backstage of a bona fide cathedral? June 9 is Noc kostelů – Church Night – when the local churches open up.
Through the Meeting Brno festival, I hope to better understand how history and social tension already impacts others and will impact the future.
Anyone who can write a business email or a complaint letter or a witty line on Facebook has enough ability to be able to write a decent short story.
One of my New Year’s resolutions: to read one book a week. I hope to read many works of writing about Brno soon – stay tuned for an announcement about a new writing contest that begins on Feb 1.
For anyone else who enjoys a holiday season fairy tale at bedtime. If you’d like to make your own holiday memory, there will be fireworks in front of the new Brno town hall (Dominikánské náměstí) on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.
Milan Kundera is one of the reasons that I live in Brno. He is in every sentence I write because he has had a profound influence on my punctuation. Not long ago, he performed a small gesture for me.
It is election season, and America is going through a legendary battle. Given that the Czech Republic just had elections — be honest: did you know? — I am exploring the differences between the two systems in a non-political way.
Are you putting yourself in danger by not understanding warnings that the water supply is contaminated? Autumn always seems like a good time to learn. Here are some tips and strategies on mastering Czech.