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What is it like to leave your home country and start a life in a completely new culture? This week, I talk with Pete Collman of the Bohemican Podcast about his decision to move from the United States to live in the Czech Republic. We talk logistics, culture, history, wonderful places to visit, the process of adapting, and language barriers.

  • From Washington, DC and Atlanta to the Czech Republic
  • How Pete made the decision to move his life
  • Accessibility in the United States versus Prague
  • The moniker Ex-Pat
  • Do you have to re-establish your citizenship? Dual resident.
  • Renewing permanent residency
  • Planes, trains, boats, ferries, and accessibility
  • Establishing yourself. Getting a job, work visas, and work permits
  • Prague and the Kafka
  • Cost of living in Prague
  • How to get acquainted before moving somewhere
  • The beauty of Prague and its architecture
  • A dish of fried carp - Christmas in Prague
  • The unveiling of the Prague Astronomical Clock and the legend
  • Underground Prague at Oldtown Square
  • The origins of the Bohemican Podcast
  • Emil Zátopek story
  • Plzen and Liberation Day
  • Polish and Czech long memories
  • The other languages in the Czech Republic 
  • The problem of language learning
  • Cultural changes from America to Czech Republic
  • The beers of the Czech Republic including Budvar (the original Budweiser), Pilsner Urquell, Kozel
  • Moravia, castles, the Sedlec Ossuary, and Karlovy Vary
  • Šumava National Park, Terezin Concentration Camp
  • Estates Theatre in Prague
  • What is up with this term Bohemian? Birkenstocks and Phish concerts.

Resources

My Photos Around Czech Republic

More coming Monday night and on Facebook

czech republic karlovy vary mill colonnade

Karlovy Vary: Mill Collonnade

Czech Republic Sedlec Ossuary

Sedlec Ossuary: The Bone Church

 

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