Adventures in the Czech Republic
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- The Extraordinary Portmoneum 1 month ago I gave my Australian artist friend a tour of the more unknown treasures of the Czech Republic and Litomysl's Portmoneum had to be on the list of stops. From the outside the Portmoneum is a humble single-storey house on a back street in Litomysl, but oh boy what wonders await you inside! The story...
- Stamp Collecting & President Benes 2 months ago It is funny how people can be drawn to visiting a country. When I was running Czech Tours I always made a point of asking why people had chosen to come here, what had sparked their interest. In one case it was stamp collecting.Anyone who has collected stamps as a youngster will know that...
- Cezeta - The Pig Flies Again 2 months ago The Pig is the affectionate nickname given by the Czechs to a 1960s scooter and design icon produced by Cezeta. This is partly due to the scooter's snout and partly due to the pig as a Czech symbol of luck. Cezeta had been producing motorcycles since the 1930s, but it is the Cezeta 500 series...
- A tinker's craft 2 months ago I have been looking for a present for my cousin's 25th wedding anniversary. It had to be small enough and tough enough to survive going in hand luggage. And this is what I found. It combines a ceramic base with a hand-woven wire rim attached by holes drilled in the rim of the base. Isn't it...
- Prague - The Other City 3 months ago I have just finished reading The Other City by Michal Ajvaz.In this strange and lovely hymn to Prague, Michal Ajvaz repopulates the city of Kafka with ghosts, eccentrics, talking animals, and impossible statues, all lurking on the peripheries of a town so familiar to tourists. The Other City is...
ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Czech Republic Honourable Mention Award!
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Website Reviews » There are 11 reviews on Adventures in the Czech Republic
15:56 PM November 20, 2012
One of the coolest things about Zoe's blog is that we became friends because of it. I was blogging in Prague and she was blogging in South Bohemia. I can't say I know of a single other English-language blogger in South Bohemia. She writes about incredibly interesting stuff because she brings such a varied background to it: puppeteer, NGO manager, writer of great books, and tourism organizer to name a few. South Bohemia is lucky to have Zoe advocating for it. She brings new people to a special corner of the world through her writing and work.
19:20 PM December 10, 2012
How exciting to move to South Bohemia and to set up a blog bringing that corner of the world to England
20:24 PM December 10, 2012
Excellent way of knowing what is what
20:39 PM December 10, 2012
A lovely blog, revealing a real warmth for both the people and the place, and full of information about life in this little known area in the middle of Europe.
22:24 PM December 10, 2012
Always discovering the interesting details about Bohemia, the things we're too busy drinking coffee to find out about. She has a real feel for the place but with an English perspective. Good reading.
22:42 PM December 10, 2012
Fascinating, accessible blog that makes me want to visit the Czech Republic.
07:17 AM December 11, 2012
Very nice and interesting blog.
14:55 PM December 11, 2012
Always so knowledgable and interesting.
18:15 PM December 11, 2012
Great blog devoted to the Czech Republic, particularly the often over-looked areas outside of its capital city - with fascinating insights in to the culture and nature of various corners of the country. Occasionally poignant, frequently funny and always beautifully written.
13:11 PM December 12, 2012
I stumbled upon this blog purely by chance, and I find the posts about life in the Czech Republic from a British perspective a very enjoyable, well-written, and well-informed read.
21:51 PM December 12, 2012
I particularly enjoy reading this blog because it gives an account of life in rural Czech Republic where there are of course fewer expats. One of my favourite blog posts (on any blog I have read) was written some time ago but is so thoughtfully written, the post gives an account of a train journey to post Velvet Revolution (then) Czechoslovakia that few Westerners would have experienced. From this post I really got the feeling that life for Czechs was going to change but their history was always going to be there with them in the background. This post and many others evocatively convey what is happening in the Czech Republic from someone who knows the country and particularly South Bohemia very well.