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.