Adventures in the Czech Republic
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- Lety 1 month ago On this the Holocaust Memorial Day this post is about the concentration camp at Lety close to Pisek. Lety was built as a labour camp for criminals by the Czechoslovak authorities, but in 1942 it was designated by the Nazis as a camp for "gypsies and gypsy half-breeds" of which there were 6500...
- A Final Walk 1 month ago Before Christmas I spent four weeks waiting to sign the contract for the sale of the house. In the end the signing took place on the morning of my departure date. So I am again in the Czech Republic to hand back my temporary residency paper to the authorities, to partially empty the house and sort...
- Black Stork at the Swimming Pond 1 month ago On the walk down to the train station I pass the swimming pond. The pond is now frozen over and soon the ice will be thick enough to skate on. But on hot summer days it is full of locals enjoying the cool waters. This is not a swimming pool as we Brits know it. It is fed by water from the local...
- The House Gnome 2 months ago This little fellow came with the house. He was here when we took possession of the place on that bright sunny November morning in 2005. He has stood watch over the approach to the front door ever since. In winter he wears a hat of snow, in summer his paint fades and blisters still more. At times...
- Wolves or not 2 months ago A friend and I were laughing recently about our mutual friend, Hannah, who always denied that wolves could be in the Czech Republic. But then she always denied that anything bad could be from the country. Even if she had a flu it was because you had brought it from England. Wolves had been hunted...
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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.