Prague Culture Shock - Miscellaneous
A 12-part guide to the subtle - and not-so-subtle - nuances that make the Czech capital a more memorable experience
It's common, and expected, that you take off your shoes as you enter any Czech home. Often, "house slippers" are provided that may actually approximate your foot size.
Flowers, Chocolates, and Wine
Whenever you are invited to a party or a dinner at a Czech person's home, it's customary to bring a small gift. All these items are sold nearly everywhere and even people with small budgets can easily bring a treat for their hosts (who have probably spent three days scrubbing the ceilings and making 16 dishes in your honor).
Becherovka vs. Slivovice
These two hearty, fire-breathing drinks are celebrated throughout the country. Becherovka, an aromatic, spicy, aperitif is made in Karlovy Vary, and is very popular in Bohemia, the western half of the Czech Republic, while Slivovice, a vodka-like beverage made from plums, is the poster-child drink of Moravia, the eastern half of the country.
Choose one or the other, but don't combine them; strange things will happen...
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Celebrate Europe Day at Střelecký ostrov by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The day will culminate in a free concert by Eddie Stoilow
Chinese, Americans and Russians prefer Prague by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The majority of foreigners from several countries live in the Czech capital
Poll: Tensions seem high between Czechs and foreigners by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The refugee crisis and terrorism are seen to be driving the growth in tension
Summer Time starts March 26 by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Remember to put you clocks ahead an hour
Prague is 95th most-expensive city by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The annual chart by the Economist Intelligence Unit confirms that Prague is cheap
Population rises in Prague and the Czech Republic by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
Statistics show immigration was more important than births
The Czech Republic is rising in happiness by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
A report from the UN shows gains in Central and Eastern Europe
Spring makes its way to Prague by Ross Kennerley - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
It is this point in the year where you will begin to see people from all walks of life truly embrace the Prague lifestyle
Saying “I love you” in Czech by Emily Prucha - Prague.TV
How do Czechs feel about expressing endearment (& not just on Valentine's Day)
Malmö versus Prague by by Ross Kennerley - Prague.TV
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