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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  • Czech Castles - Zvíkov 3 days ago Let us start my occasional series of posts on Czech castles with the castle often referred to as the "king of Czech castles" - Zvíkov. I first went there with a tour by an archaeological society on our way up from the Šumava to Prague Airport. It was a perfect point for breaking the journey.Few...
  • Spotting Czech Castles 1 week ago The Czechs proudly boast that their country has more castles per square mile than any other country. Of course that is partly explained by the Czech Republic's rather violent history - there are so many castles because they were needed.  As you drive around the country, you will frequently see...
  • The Rock Towns of Czech Paradise 2 weeks ago  Czech Paradise (Český ráj) is one of my favourite areas in the Czech Republic. Because I offer walking holidays there, I have the perfect excuse to visit every year - well, I have to check the walks don't I? And quite a few of those walks take me through some of the area's famous rock...
  • Villa Primavesi, Olomouc 3 weeks ago Olomouc is surprisingly absent from most tourists' must-see list. But then I suppose so are many wonderful places in the Czech Republic. Now that flights from the UK come into nearby Ostrava and Brno, let us hope that changes. For that matter, Olomouc is also relatively easy to get to from Prague.I...
  • Inside the Jan Hus Monument in Prague 3 weeks ago Two weeks ago I met with Petr Husek, the organizer of the Festival which will commemorate the 600th anniversary of Jan Hus' death in July. I am organizing special Jan Hus tours for people interested in finding out more about this great Czech who was a forerunner of the Protestant Reformation and I...

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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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