Děkuji, Praha

August 28, 2011 § 1 Comment

Well that’s it kids. Summer is almost over and I am on a plane back to San Francisco. It’s time to leave behind the train travel, the first pumping to deep house music, the beer (well, the real beer anyway) and most importantly, friends from around the world that somehow made their way to the same places as I did. But before it sounds like my summer was all travel and parties, let me point you in the direction of the project I have been working on in the last two months: my final article at my internship with The New Presence: Czech youth find outlet outside of political system

I could never have completed this project without the continuous help of several people I met in Prague, who went out of their way to put me in contact with their friends, family and colleagues. If at first, this project was just a story idea on a list of several, it stood out as the most interesting to me, and also the most difficult to pull off. Why? Because it required countless interviews with Czech youth, people, whom believe it or not, I did not effortlessly run into in every day life.

I am not sure why it is that whenever you go abroad, you are more likely to meet a lot of expats than actual natives — and I am not talking Americans here, I am talking Spanish, Italians, Russians, Dutch…. But the people I left behind across the ocean are lasting friends, with whom I hope to keep it touch with and whose help in writing this article was invaluable. So thank you, thank you, thank you, I hope to see you all (and Praha) again very soon.

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