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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  • Alfons Mucha and the Slav Epic 1 day ago When I was young there was quite a fad about the graphics of Alfons Mucha. It was the 1970s and his posters were blu-tacked to the bedroom walls of teenage girls all over the UK. I was no exception, but while my friends preferred his pensive and languid portrayals of women I went for his dynamic...
  • Brno 1 week ago Spilberk castle, BrnoI am a great fan of the Czech Republic's second city. Indeed at times I think I prefer it to Prague. The two are very different in their feel. Prague to my mind feels like a Northern European city, whilst Brno has more of the Mediterranean about it. In Prague everyone seems to...
  • Hobbit holes 1 week ago Many of the vineyards in Moravia are small family affairs, the vineyards small, the wine-making a part-time activity at best. Alongside roads and up lanes you will come across small cellars built into the hillside; they resemble nothing so much as hobbit holes. In season you may find them open and...
  • Pancake Day in the Czech Republic 2 weeks ago Today I went again to the local primary school to talk to the children. I showed them a video of the Spitalfields Great Pancake Race and explained the traditions of Pancake Day to them. They learnt some useful English nouns - eggs, milk, pan, pancake, race, costume; some useful English verbs - go,...
  • Fairy Reserve 2 weeks ago I stumbled across the fairy reserve near my home last Autumn. I wanted a short walk and decided I would go into the hills above Horice Na Sumave. Originally it was my intention to just walk up to the open-air theatre which is home to the annual Horice Passion Play, but I saw signs to the fairy...

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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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