David Farley

About David Farley

David Farley lived in Prague for three years. When he wasn’t teaching English, sitting in pubs, or teaching English while sitting in pubs, he was trying to reach the most remote corners of the country via train, bus, or on foot. He’s lived with a classic rock-loving, gas-sniffing addict in a crumbling Communist-era high rise (the story of which was published in The Best Travelers’ Tales 2004), attended a pig killing on the Czech-Austrian border (see “Natural Born Pig Killers” in this collection), and, most recently, for Condé Nast Traveler, bewildered Czech villagers in a spaceship-looking convertible with Michigan license plates. Today, he’s a freelance writer living in New York City. His writing has appeared in New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Playboy, BlackBook, Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Post. He recently won a Lowell Thomas Award for travel magazine writing. He teaches writing at Gotham Writers’ Workshop and New York University. Please visit his website, www.dfarley.com.

Prague and the Czech Republic

Prague and the Czech RepublicIntroduction by Ivan Klíma Former exiles, current expatriates, Czech natives, and wayward travelers come together to tell their stories in Travelers’ Tales Prague and the Czech Republic. These stories are entertaining, enlightening, and laugh-out-loud funny, and the writers revel in the country’s major landmarks—from the 14th-century, sculpture-lined Charles Bridge to the magical medieval town of Cesky Krumlov—revealing why this country (and its bewitching capital) has a pull like no other place.