Travel Blogs from Rymarov, Czech Republic

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GIVE ME AN EGG, PAINTED, Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

GIVE ME AN EGG, PAINTED

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Life is good! as I've been back to living in the Czech Republic for three weeks now.  In our small town (Rýmarov) of 10,000, you can walk everywhere - to the three-story-tall high schools, to the quiet dark "borovice" (pine) woods, to a friend´s ...

HAPPY PEOPLE, Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

HAPPY PEOPLE

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... fifteen dollars. That was enough, though, thanks to good luck hitchhiking, to get me through mystical, eastern Slovakia and into the Czech Republic.  It was February 1st when I arrived in small-town Rymarov.  This year, in the hazy, sunny ...

SLOW DANCING, Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

SLOW DANCING

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... me, but it went well; I camped in my tent before reaching Italy´s Alps, then made it through Austria the next day to the Czech Republic, where there were places I could sleep.  The next day, I was back in small-town Rymarov, a European home for me, ...

A NEW TRADITION, FOR VANESA'S BABY, Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

A NEW TRADITION, FOR VANESA'S BABY

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... ´hello´ to you.) My twenty-six-year-old brother is in the Falkland Islands studying turkey vultures. Hent´a, here in the Czech Republic, is a caring, hugging, fun friend. But, I´m rather unsatisfied here, now.  A few reasons: 1. One ...

HAPPY PEOPLE? THE SEQUEL., Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

HAPPY PEOPLE? THE SEQUEL.

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... to buy ENORMOUS motor vehicles, which are ugly and wasteful. So, I flew to Europe this late June. I returned to Rymarov, Czech Republic, a small town with a daily fruit market and very few corporations, where I believe the people are happy.  My ...

POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES OF TEACHING ENGLISH, Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES OF TEACHING ENGLISH

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... nejsem naucil jeden slov od anglicky - proteze já jsem chtel ucit ti cesky." (Justin, in the time that you've been in Rymarov, I haven't learned one word of English - because I wanted to teach you Czech.) (Sdane is also, incidentally, the only person ...

TALL CZECH BEERS AND WOMEN, Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

TALL CZECH BEERS AND WOMEN

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... . -- The first time that I (Harold Brumboldt the 2nd) saw her (Veronika Havlikova) I was in a bar. When you're in the Czech Republic, you're usually in a bar. I was drinking one of the country's many light beers, whcih I like a little more than ...

WHAT I DID ON WEDNESDAY - PART I, Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

WHAT I DID ON WEDNESDAY - PART I

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... the previous Wednesday, and she got me back. Bush-declaring-war-on-Iran/Renáta said, "I really want to bomb the Czech Republic ... because I had an American teacher there." Fleeing from Renáta's bombs, I moved from the public school across the ...

THESE ARE THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR ..., Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

THESE ARE THE MONTHS OF THE YEAR ...

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Hello, to each "kamarad" (male friend) and "kamaradka" (female friend). Here in the Czech Republic, I continue to dance many hours a week. Some of the older students (age sixteen to nineteen) have invited me to their lessons, so I sometimes ...

WALTZ, JIVE, AND THE CHA-CHA-CHA, Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

WALTZ, JIVE, AND THE CHA-CHA-CHA

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... -knee-bouncing, hillarious monkey - at a "pet store." Michal competes internationally as an electric-boogie dancer. Vert'a made jokes in Czech as we promenaded around. We came to a stop, and we began to waltz. Each boy stepped right foot launching ...

MAY YOUR EVERY STORY END IN DANCING (THE BALL!), Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

MAY YOUR EVERY STORY END IN DANCING (THE BALL!)

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... was quite strong. And a happy ending is worth at least two happy beginnings. The Top 5 Best Things About the Czech Republic: 1. WALTZ 2. GYMNAZIO - A lot of positive things happen between the walls of the public high school. The students take ...

WEDNESDAY - PART II, Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

WEDNESDAY - PART II

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... won. And the "vlastník" (owner) of the bar came out and gave us some more free shots of "slivovice": a clean, harsh Czech liquor made from plums. The nice "everyday" day ended after one a.m. "Já piju slivovice lepsi nez Iván Lendl!" ...

FROM VISITING THE CZECH ..., Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

FROM VISITING THE CZECH ...

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... years ago, there were trees, rivers ... now, there are factories." This quote got me thinking that the newly capitalist Czech Republic is getting an influx of industrialization. But, I've since been told that the country had been more industrialized ...

ST. MIKOLAS'S DAY, Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

ST. MIKOLAS'S DAY

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I was in the Czech Republic for the exciting local holiday known as St. Mikolas's Day. It's actually not that exciting, unless you're a kid. And if you're a kid, it's not so much exciting as terrifying. - that is, if you're a bad kid. For, St. ...

MAKE A STORY IN CLASS, Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

MAKE A STORY IN CLASS

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... means if his parents keep paying, he can keep going, even if he never advances to the next year. Incidentally, in the Czech Republic, class-mates are together for every class, seven or eight classes a day, for four or optionally eight years straight. ...

SMALL, PERFECT, Rýmarov, Czech Republic travel blog

SMALL, PERFECT

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... car on the tiny highway that cuts a sharp dissecting path through cute pink Puysdorf, on a sunny day. I got a ride to the Czech Republic. I was relieved to be out of busy and self-overvaluing Western Europe. I returned for ten days to the town where I ...

... TO TEACHING IN THE CZECH, Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

... TO TEACHING IN THE CZECH

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... I like it. The boys and girls I teach are mostly from fifteen to as much as twenty years old. Seeing as how it's the Czech Republic and not the U.S., I could conceivably see any of these students out at the bar. This means that if I'm out with my goofy ...

MAINTAINING YOUTH, Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

MAINTAINING YOUTH

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... Jim Morisson book she wanted when I got back to the States, and I hitchhiked to nearby Czech Republic. I was happy when I got back to small-town Rymarov. My blond Czech friend, short but feisty Klara Sigmundova, wholeheartedly welcomed me. She and ...

SMALL TOWN CASANOVA'S,  AND GOOD-BYE PARTY, Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

SMALL TOWN CASANOVA'S, AND GOOD-BYE PARTY

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... , in and of itself, hitting on girls hadn't been one of the main things that attracted me to spending the winter in the Czech Republic, I found myself doing it a lot.  The soft-faced girls almost always said "ano" (yes), when asked to dance.  ...

"DAY OF BLINDNESS"

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... my next three months more enjoyable and productive.  I would be spending those months in the small town of Rymarov in the Czech Republic.  My resolutions included things like: "go for a walk before breakfast" ... "Attend at least three balls." ...

BASKETBALL, THE MUSIL BROTHERS, AND JANA, Rymarov, Czech Republic travel blog

BASKETBALL, THE MUSIL BROTHERS, AND JANA

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... .  FIGHT for loose balls.      I would next be impressed by the Musil Brothers while attending Rymarov's Agricultural School Ball.  I was having a great time, asking beautiful girls to dance and dancing with them.  Roman ...

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