OCTOBER|CZECH DIARIES

Hello, people! I apologize to those faithful people (uhm, my best friend and my mum – just kidding… she doesn’t read it) for being out of touch and for posting so unregularly this month. The reason is simple – I have too many things to do. And it’s not even an excuse, it’s true. Most…

MY 5 FAVOURITE DYSTOPIA NOVELS

First of all, I would like to explain what a dystopia is in case there’s somebody who hasn’t encountered this term yet. Dystopia is an antonym of utopia, sometimes referred to as antiutopia, and it’s the idea of how our society will work in the future – in the case of dystopia, this idea is…

IN MEMORIAM OF ANNE FRANK

I’ve just finished reading The Diary by Anne Frank. And it hit me so much that I just couldn’t keep my mouth (or fingers) shut. Because, even though this article might be read only by a few people, she deserves to be remembered, together with all those people killed during Holocaust. Anne Frank Anne Frank’s…

SEPTEMBER|CZECH DIARIES

The autumn is finally here. Leaves are changing their colour from lively green to deadly orange, preparing to fall down and die. Their death has no importance in the never ending circle of life. I’ve always hated autumn. I guess it’s because everything becomes suddenly a little bit too grey, a little bit too rainy…

ANIMALS ARE NOT OUR TOYS

When I was in Mariánské Lázně last month, I saw these horses. I slowly came closer and watched them for a while. They looked so sad. One couldn’t even see what was around him because it would scare him, and the other had such desperate gaze. He looked as if nothing mattered to him anymore,…

MY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS I.

I am a massive bookworm. My favourite place in the world is our town library, my favourite activity in the world is reading and my favourite possessions in the world are my books. Now that our priorities are clear, I would like to share some of my reading choices with you. I’m not going to…

WHAT IS BEAUTY?

During my short life I’ve heard many people making comments about appearances of others. ‘How could he want her, she’s not even pretty’, or ‘Have you noticed she’s lost weight? She’s so much prettier now!’ or ‘This guy is really ugly, I doubt he’ll ever find someone’. Such things. And I would be very happy…

MARIÁNSKÉ LÁZNĚ|EXPLORING CZECHIA

As some of you might now, I live in the Czech Republic. And to be honest, I’ve always tried to ignore this fact as I’ve hated this country with all my heart. I don’t particularly know why. Maybe it was the people, maybe our politics, maybe Czech literature or the fact that I would never…