Adventures in the Czech Republic

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Adventures in the Czech Republic
Zoe is a British expat now living in South Bohemia, Czech Republic.
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  • Visit to Brno 2 months ago For some reason the bishop always came last in the annual Brno hide-and-seek competition.I have just come back from a trip to the Czech Republic's second city, Brno. I was busy researching and organizing a tour of the area by the Textile Society. As part of the research I visited the treasury in...
  • Magic Realism: Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 2 months ago My review of this masterpiece by one of Prague's favourite sons is over on my Magic Realism blog. Click on the link below to read the review in its entirety.Magic Realism: Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka:  A masterful mix of horror and absurdity which tells the story of travelling salesman Samsa who...
  • The Golem 3 months ago Everywhere I look in Prague I see cutesy golems – on mugs, tea-towels, cards. It's as if the golem has been adopted as the mascot for a Prague Olympic bid. Do you remember those horrid blobs we trolled out for London 2012, meant to be something every six year old girl wanted to cuddle? Think more...
  • New Book 7 months ago I am planning a new novel, set in Prague, and drawing on my experience as an ex-pat. It will be a psychological paranormal mystery, so totally appropriate for Prague, that home of the esoteric, the Golem, alchemy and Jungian theory.I am very excited by it. Having published five ebooks now, I reckon...
  • Going into hospital in the Czech Republic 9 months ago I had sometimes wondered what the healthcare would be like in my adopted homeland. Would it be as good as the NHS in the UK? As an EU citizen I carry a health insurance card which means that the British Government picks up the tab for emergency healthcare I receive in the Czech Republic, but how...

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Website Reviews » There are 11 reviews on Adventures in the Czech Republic

Karen
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.

Lollo Rosso
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

Michael Dufton
20:24 PM December 10, 2012

Excellent way of knowing what is what

Philip
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.

Patricia Shone
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.

Ann Kramer
22:42 PM December 10, 2012

Fascinating, accessible blog that makes me want to visit the Czech Republic.

Gormie
07:17 AM December 11, 2012

Very nice and interesting blog.

Janet Dufton
14:55 PM December 11, 2012

Always so knowledgable and interesting.

John Wilkinson
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.

Eva
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.

Russell Roe
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.

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