I suggested a bench in Central Park or a tucked-away bar somewhere in Manhattan. But Janek Rubeš finally agreed that we could record this podcast on the roof of the Czech National Building on 73rd Street on the Upper East Side. Which turned out to be a very good idea in the end, for at least two reasons.
First of all: symbolically, at least we stayed with our feet on home soil, because we met in New York, but we also talked a lot about the Czech Republic and Prague.
And secondly: as much as the “boy from Prague” Janek Rubeš has become famous for showing tourists what can go wrong during a tourist visit to the Czech Republic and what they should watch out for, take it for granted that Prague and the Czech Republic have order.
After all, when it comes to fraudulent taxi drivers or money changers, he always points out that he and his colleague devote much more time and energy to showing what works in Prague and is worth seeing.
Their Honest Guide should be required reading for every tourist. And that’s probably the case, judging by how popular and watched their videos are, for example, on YouTube. Of course we talked about it.
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And also about how Janek Rubeš came to live with his half-stepfather in New Jersey or how he celebrates Christmas with his relatives there. Just like in the Czech Republic, Jesus, not Santa Claus, brings them gifts. Which I emphasize on purpose, because we have a slightly heated debate on this topic on the podcast.
But otherwise our conversation was nice and friendly, probably like the extraordinarily warm and sunny autumn we were lucky to have in New York in mid-November. We mentally warmed the roof of the Czech National Building, where both our consulate and the Czech Center are located, a few hours before the celebration to commemorate November 17 was held here.
And where else to celebrate freedom than in America on the roof?
I wish you a pleasant listening experience.
What would you do if you only had the last percent of battery left on your phone? What is your dangerous thought? Will the world be better or worse than today in ten years? One percent is a podcast Miloš Cermák with people who interest and amuse him.
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