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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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My husband’s salads

May 11, 2016

The art of slicing carrots and arranging greens I didn’t marry my husband for his salad-making ability, although it was one of the things my mother pointed out to his advantage during his first trip to the US many Christmas’s ago. In the middle of the pre-Christmas dinner hubbub, Radek wandered into the kitchen where the female family members were gathered and asked if he could do something. I don’t know if Mom was trying to test her houseguest from…

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School entrance exams – effort or result?

May 5, 2016

When your child’s best doesn’t make the cut In late April, after the snow thaws but before the lilacs bloom, thousands of Czech students aged 11 – 14, sit for half-day school entrance examinations in the subjects of Czech, math, logic and general knowledge. The results of the tests will determine whether these students will be accepted at a Czech gymnasium program. The tests aren’t mandatory and many students choose not to take this route. However, for those that attempt…

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Links to May & June stories from the Prague Daily Monitor and prague.tv

June 20, 2015

Links to May & June stories from the Prague Daily Monitor and Prague.tv Prague TV Techmania in Pilsen, CZ – Sunday afternoon science center visit – treat or chore? http://prague.tv/en/s72/c1402-Family-Kids/n2699-Techmania-in-Pilsen-CZ Biking around the world in Třebon, CZ- Touring the country’s fishpond region on two wheels http://prague.tv/en/s72/c1402-Family-Kids/n2810-Biking-around-the-world-in-Trebon-CZ Bohemian Paradise – Exploring the Cesky raj region with kids http://prague.tv/en/s72/c1402-Family-Kids/n2985-Bohemian-paradise Curry Palace – A family-style restaurant brings authentic Indian and Bangladeshi food to Letna http://prague.tv/en/s72/Directory/c203-Dining/n3034-Curry-Palace-Indian-and-Bangladeshi-Restaurant Prague Daily Monitor Witching Burning in the Czech…

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Half ‘n Half on the Prague Daily Monitor and Prague.tv

April 10, 2015

As of April 1, 2015 new Half ‘n Half stories will be published regularly on Prague.tv in the site’s “Family & Kids” section as well as back on the Prague Daily Monitor on alternate Fridays. See below for links to recent articles. Prague.tv http://prague.tv/en/s72/c1402-Family-Kids/n2407-Half-n-Half-Welcome http://prague.tv/en/s72/c1402-Family-Kids/n2408-Easter-in-the-Czech-Republic Prague Daily Monitor http://www.praguemonitor.com/2015/04/10/flying-home Many thanks to readers for continuing to follow Half ‘n Half this past year on my wordpress.com blog. I’m looking forward to giving you some fresh stories to read. As always,…

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