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11 Czech Ways to Enjoy Spring (unplugged!)

April 20, 2018
Emily and Anna on bikes below Karlstejn Castle

Ever since I survived my first Czech winter (more than 15 years ago), spring has become one of my favorite times to live in the Czech Republic. As the weather grows warmer and the days get longer, Czechs linger outdoors (perhaps to make up for time lost during the grey winter months). For parents, leaving the playground before dark can become a battle of wills. …

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Outdoor Life Spring

Confessions of a Reluctant Gardener

April 13, 2018
flower basket with watering can and gloves

Despite my strong attraction for being outside (in any season), I am at my least-best when asked to work in my garden. I feel particularly conflicted about my lack of gardening enthusiasm because many friends who live in apartments in the center of Prague or high-rises on the city’s outskirts would long to get their hands dirty in the green space that causes me wakes me up on otherwise beautiful spring Saturday mornings in a cold sweat.…

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Autumn Outdoor Life Travel

Getting to the starting line

November 12, 2017

How signing up for a half marathon in Dresden paved the way for an unexpected travel adventure When I registered to run the Dresden half marathon back in the summer, I hadn’t imagined that getting to the starting line would turn into my biggest challenge. I was more worried about whether my knees could handle the 26-kilometer distance. A year ago, I had undergone a tibial tuberosity transfer (TTT) to repair a knee problem that had bothered me for 20…

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