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 Prints - Puppets 11 months ago I was talking to my son this afternoon via Zoom and we came to the topic of Czech prints of puppets. As those of you who are regular followers of this blog will know, the Czechs are experts in the making of puppets. We had a wonderful puppet maker as a neighbour and I first met my friend, Hannah,...
  • Czech Prints - Owls 11 months ago I am mindful that I have not blogged here for a while. I have been unable to get back to the Czech Republic for a year now because of Covid 19 restrictions, which makes blogging difficult. However I do have an extensive collection (over a 1000 items) of Czech prints, mostly ex libris or PFs, which...
  • The Carpenter - Frantisek Jesus 1 year ago I am sometimes asked how I found our Czech house. The answer is Hannah's carpenter - Frantisek. She told him I was looking and he took it upon himself to find the right house for me. When I said how it called to my soul, he did one of his mysterious smiles and said "Vim" (I know). That comment...
  • Little things 1 year ago One thing being in the Czech Republic gives me is a tendency to observe more closely those little things, that usually I pass by. There I was walking around the square in Telc, a place bustling with tourists, when I observed these little eruptions between the cobblestones. They were...
  • Smallholding 1 year ago When the purchasers of my house first visited, they asked about the land around the house. On hearing that it had always been rented to the house owners by the council, they got very excited about being able to grow vegetables and fruit. The dream of having a small holding is one that Czechs hold...

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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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