06 April 2015: Today I got trapped in a cemetery

Up the mountain, past the palace, pause at the stadium, into the castle, through the park, down the road, enter the cemetery, I think we are trapped in the cemetery, joder, we are definitely trapped in the cemetery. Continue reading

Advertisements

03 April 2015: It’s all fun and games until someone doesn’t know who Dr. Seuss is

It must be fascinating to ask the American how different Switzerland and Europe are from the US, because I get this question all of the time. I usually shrug and say “the biggest difference for me is the language.” This may be because most of my international travel experience before this year had been to rural Central America. Now that my appearance doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb, language is what most obviously says ‘we have different normals’ for any given social interaction. Continue reading

28 March 2015: København, Danmark

Paco and I were racking our brain trying to think of a famous Danish person, modern or historical. There’s got to be a famous singer or something, or mathematician. No, I think it’s Sweden that has the strong music scene. Well, if someone asked you about a famous Swiss person, could you name one? Because I’m not sure I could. Yeah, Euler was Swiss. Right, I knew that, like Galere Euler, that hallway in one of EPFL’s main buildings. Hm. A famous Dane? A great Dane, you might say. I can’t think of one. Continue reading

8 January 2015: Just Me, My Hat, and I

My hat with a view of Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad).

My hat with a view of Prague Castle (Czech: Pražský hrad).

Some items on the table with my lunch, including a ticket to the National Technical Museum, and a handout advertising a bible website that I got while walking in the park. Ignore the napkin, please.

Some items on the table with my lunch, including a ticket to the National Technical Museum, and a handout advertising a bible website that I got while walking in the park. Ignore the napkin, please.

It’s my first full day in Prague alone, so I walked a bit and found a cool island, went to a museum, went to a cafe, and then walked along the river. The cafe was wonderful. My quiche was delicious, and the people were some of the friendliest I have met in this city of stoic-on-the-outside people. Continue reading