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Czech pastries

31.05.2018

We Czechs have generally a sweet tooth. Most of us love pastries, cakes and cookies and eat them every day (that´s why we are not that slim as we should be). Lot of Czech housewives still keep up with the tradition of homemade baking. My mother makes every Friday sweet treats for afollowing weekend. She loves to have a cup...

Terezín (known also as Theresienstadt = City of Theresa) is very depressive place. Even somebody who doesn´t know anything about its tragical role during the WW II would not probably find it very appealing.

I met her for the first time 3 years ago and I was impressed by her vitality and optimistic life approach. Now I have had chance to see her again and she is still the same : slim, well dressed, always in good mood and always having smile in her face. She enjoys every single minute of her life. Life...

Our language, Czech , historically also known as Bohemian (lingua Bohemica in Latin) is one of the Slavic languages . To be more precise Czech is West Slavic language and it stands close to two other members of this language family - Slovak and Polish. Our language has developed in the medieval period. To the standardization of Czech orthography...

Kingdom of beads - that sounds tempting to most ladies, I suppose. We love to adorn ourselves with shiny and colourful jewells, no matter if they are real or not. That´s how it is today and that´s how it was in history. I always wonder how sophisticated were prehistorical or medieval necklaces, bracelets or rings. Certainly, not everybody could...

Prague is one of the most visited European Cities. Tourism is very important source of income for many Prague inhabitants. Unfortunately not all people who are involved in tourist industry are honest and not all of them offer services of value. Like anywhere else in the world, there are some tourist traps in Prague,too.

Czech Easter

15.03.2018

Easter was during communist times always presented as a holiday dedicated to welcoming of spring. Official media were not talking much about its religious meaning. It has changed after the collapse of communism in 1989. People are now aware of the Christian aspect of Easter and start to bring back to life some folk traditions.

Friday 17th November was an ordinary day. A day as any other working day. I was a young graduate, working at the archive of the International Union od Students. It was quite a boring job and that´s I was already looking forward to an upcoming weekend. 17 November was traditionally a special day dedicated to students in former Czechoslovakia....