experiences in the czech republic

have you traveled to or lived in the czech republic? share your experiences

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prague, czech republic - anonymous' reflections after years there in their 50s

posted by anonymous on 10/31/13.

How much time have you spent in the Czech Republic? How old were you when you came to the Czech Republic? Where were you before?

I first visited Prague in 2005 before moving here full-time three months later. I was 48 when I moved here from London, UK.

What brought you to the Czech Republic?

I'd read an article about Prague and how the British embassy here was being swamped by drunk and injured Brits unable to find their way to hospital so I decided to market a tourist magazine aimed at solving the problem. It fell through but, by that time, I'd fallen in love with the city (and a lovely Czech girl) and decided to move here anyway.

Describe the city you live in in the Czech Republic and your impressions of it.

Prague is just about the most beautiful place I've ever lived. Just waking up and looking out of the window is inspiring (I'm an artist by trade) and to stand on one of its many bridges with the woman you love is by far the most romantic thing in the world. It's bohemian, atmospheric, weird, scary and everything a creative person could hope for in a city.

Was making friends and meeting people in the Czech Republic in general easy or difficult?

My first job...

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brno, czech republic - anonymous' reflections after years there in their 20s

posted by anonymous on 04/15/14.

How much time have you spent in the Czech Republic?

I've been here since May 2010, but came to visit for a few months in 2009 or 2008.

How old were you when you came to the Czech Republic? Where were you before?

I was 27 when I came here. I was born and raised around the Washington D.C. Area. I spent 2 years living in Colorado around 2002-2004

What brought you to the Czech Republic? What made you choose the Czech Republic over any other place you could've gone?

I came here because I met my current fiancée while she was a foreign exchange student at my college. She told me that if I didn't come over then i'd probably never see her again, so I jumped on a plane :)

Describe the city you live in in the Czech Republic and your impressions of it.

I live in Brno... it's got the small town feel but it's a big town. The people here are nice compared to Prague where it's more of a “Why are you in my way?” whereas in Brno they seem to be genuinely interested in foreigners and are willing to help.

How does the city you live in compare to other cities in the Czech Republic? What drew you to the city you live in over other cities in the Czech Republic?

Again, the woman :)...

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prague, czech republic - kevinmeng1's (m/29/united states) thoughts after months there in their 20s

posted by kevinmeng1 on 10/03/13.

I woke up every day at 6...then hit the snooze button until 6:10. after two more presses of the snooze button, I got out of bed at 6:30 and began rushing to get ready to leave by 7.

I would sit in traffic as I made my way through the eastern reaches of the New York City area(or the tri-state as it's called by locals).

I would drive 30 miles to work and stay in that office from 8-430. You know, the usual BS that you have to do: Make phone calls, research new products, file away endless paper work, write emails.

Not physically taxing, but certainly a drain on my mental abilities.

By the time I reached home in southwestern Connecticut, I was dead tired.

In America you are taught that your best use to society is to work.

50+ hour weeks weren't uncommon for me.

We had a nice condo with a nice new kitchen, a dog and cat, cable television, my girlfriend drove an SUV, and I had some money in the bank.

A nice life by any means.

I just didn't want it.

It began to weigh heavy on my relationship with my girlfriend.

We just needed out.

We were talking about living in an exotic place where we were the foreigners, where we lived a simpler life, and didn't care about money so...

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