Czech Republic: Through Local Eyes

I always wanted a picture like this, because you know, im a total 👼 I finally found the wings painting in Beco du Batman in Sao Paolo, but guess what, there was a huge line to take picture 😂 proud as I am, I left, I'm not gonna have a same pic as thousands of people right? Then I found this one, in a small hiden street in Vila Madalena ❤️ . . Hodne jsem chtela takovou fotku, protoze jsem uplne jasný andel, ze jo. A konecne jsem nasla i kridla v Sao Paolo v blizkosti turisty zaplnene Beco du Batman, akorat se tam na fotku stala fronta 😂 tak ja prece nebudu mít stejnou fotku jako tisice dalsich lidí, ze jo, tak jsem odesla. A jak jsem tak smutne bloumala ulickami čtvrti Vila Madalena, nasla jsem tyhle kridla ❤️ . . #czickontheroad #brazil #saopaolo  #czechgirl #smecestovatelky #dnescestujem  #ceskynacestach #cestujemesvetem #passportready #passionpassport #ladiestraveltribe #girlslovetravel #babeswhowander #girlsvsglobe #sheisnotlost #womentravel #girlsthatwander #travelgirl #womanwhoexplore #thediscoverer #dametreaveler #femmetravel #girlswithgypsysouls #globelletravels #girlsborntotravel #globelletravel #roamingwoman #citizenfemme #shetravelz #girlsaroundtheworld

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Tereza

Where are you originally from?​ 
Czechia

PEOPLE

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Depends on the generation, but lets say friendly, but reserved at start, beer lovers, great minds and skilled hands, inovative, musicians.

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
5

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
“Jdeme na jedno” – Lets have one (beer), but it’s never just one 😃

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Ahoj, diky, prosim, promin (ahoy, djeeki, proseem, prominj)

Are you more like laid back or party people?
Laid back

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
All is about meat (mostly pork), most famous is baked pork with white dumplings and cabbage/or white creamy sauce. Nowadays food is more modern, many international cuisine and also lot of vegan restaurants, some even doing vegan versions of all classic meaty food

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Any beer 😀 my favorite brands are Bernard, Svijany and Kozel, but almost every city has its brewery, so stick to the local one. And Kofola – Czech version of coca cola.

How is breakfast served in your country?
Classical continental – coffee, tea, bread, butter, jam, eggs, cheese, some ham or salami, maybe fruits and vegetable (apples, bananas, bell pepper, tomato, cucumber…)

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Definitely wine festivals in September in South Moravia – young wine, great food, local folklor music “cimbalka”.

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Hockey

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
Not sure how this is meant. Farely new and adventurous for many might be the walk among tree tops – a wooden structure build to lift above the tree tops and have wonderful views.

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Hard to say, so many great places. If you want to know the real Czechia, go out of Prague. Beautiful cities are Ceske Budejovice, Pardubice, Olomouc, Brno, Telc, …

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
Not aware of any.

PLACES​

What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
There is a church close to Prague built from human bones – Sedlec Kostnice (Ossuary)

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
The Lichtenstein area in very South Moravia – my home region (Lednice, Valtice, Mikulov cities). It is a popular destination for Czechs with many beautiful castles, gardens, etc. We usually do biking trips there, as South Moravia is very flat and bikers friendly.

Where can visitors find the best beach?
We dont have a sea, but the lake area in Sumava sure have some nice natural pools.

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Spend two days in Prague, then do one day trips / roadtrip to surroundings – Kutna Hora, Ceske Budejovice, Plzen (famous brewery), if you come from or to Wiena, check out the South Moravian region – Brno, Olomouc, Prostejov, Lednice, Valtice, Mikulov. We have good public transport – train and buses, so one can get to most places fast and easy even without car.

COUNTRY​

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
Heart of Europe

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
Tricky, could be easily a month to see most of the beauties, two weeks if you want to know it good, one week for major things.

When is the best time to visit?
April to October, cities are nice in Christmass season.

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country? 
Beer is cheaper than coffee, it’s not a lie! (But avoid center of Prague, sooo overpriced).

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché? 
Low quality of products (at least in slovenia people think that), Czech has some very successful brands worldwide.

TRAVEL

Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
I travel in South America now and lived 7 years in Slovenia

What’s your best travel story?
I have many 😀 you can read them on my blog.

Why do you love traveling?
For me traveling is mostly about meeting people and learning their culture. It opens my eyes and inspire me to live better life, respecting customs, nature, and other peoples opinions.

ABOUT TEREZA

Instagram: @czickontheroad
Website/Blog: http://www.czickontheroad.com
Stories and travel tips from my roadtrip in South America, I’m also preparing section about trips to make in Czechia in cooperation with my mum, who travels a lot at home as well as section from Slovenia where I lived for 7 years.
Others: http://www.facebook.com/czickontheroad
E-mail: letal.tereza@gmail.com