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Survival Guide for Foreigners in the Czech Republic Teaching Czech for Foreigners and meeting people from different cultures has inspired me to start writing this survival guide. If you want to live in a foreign country, learning the local language is never enough. You need socio-cultural skills to understand the mentality of the people, behave...
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In Kraslice, a city known as the cradle of musical instrument production in Bohemia, the records of the production of stringed instruments can be seen all the way back to the first half of the 17th century. By the 18th century, the music industry had made a leap from producing strictly violins to wind instruments. Before...
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Vanilkové rohlíčky are a type of traditional Czech Christmas cookie which has a mild vanilla flavor and a slightly nutty texture. They are very fragile cookies, with a fine flavor and a pretty appearance. Vanilkové rohlíčky are usually shaped into tiny delicate crescents. This is where they get their name, which translates to “Little vanilla...
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Pracinky are traditional Czech Christmas cookies with a rich chocolate flavor and a delicate, buttery texture. Due to the inclusion of cinnamon and clove, the cookies have a pleasant and mild spiced taste. The addition of these spices also provides a delightfully festive fragrance whilst the cookies are baking. Ingredients 3 1/2 cups all purpose...
On an unforgettable night in June 1942, the peaceful village of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, ceased to exist. It was neither earthquake nor flood that wiped this town from the verdant hills west of Prague; it was the dark evil of man’s nature. Nazi troops swept through the village as it slept, killing the men, deporting the...
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Heraldry, or more specifically in this case, a coat of arms, is a visual armorial achievement displayed to identify states and or individuals. Heraldry has been around since the beginning of medieval times when battles were said to have gained their popularity, but pictures of crests and coats of arms can be found long before...