Lighting the Menorah

No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Now, almost a month into 2015 and with the holiday craziness quieted down, it finally feels like I am settling into life in New York with a job, routine and time to finally transition into a full-fledged life here. A lot of my posts have focused on my travels in the past few months, but I kept putting off all of the experiences at home, … Continue reading No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Sunset Panorama Alps

A Central European Holiday

Ok so now that the holidays have settled down I will do a small recap of my winter break from school and the culmination of the Christmas holiday. The school “semester” ended with a marathon of American Christmas lessons to 12 classes of jaded students, anxious to just be done with school already. I wore my Santa hat and proceeded to try and make Czech … Continue reading A Central European Holiday

Prague Old Town Square Christmas

‘Tis the Season

The Czech Republic has become a Christmas wonderland! In just one week of the Advent period (the 4 Sundays before Christmas), I have now been to four Christmas markets and witnessed several important traditions leading up to the ultimate tradition of Czech Christmas. The week started with the beginning of the Advent period in Prague. I met up with my fellow Fulbrighters for a Czech-style … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season