Prague Culture Shock - Conclusion
A 12-part guide to the subtle - and not-so-subtle - nuances that make the Czech capital a more memorable experience
Some of them are difficult to acculturate to, like remembering not to use your left hand to do almost anything in some countries.
Some of them are charmingly accessible, like giving the formal hello and goodbye to people that you walk by in hallways or in elevators, even though you've no idea who they are, and haven't said a word to them.
You may like or dislike these nuances, but the point is that they exist. I’ve always thought that the joy of travel is found precisely in those weird little differences that you want to write home about.
Living here for the last year has provided me with dozens of stories and anecdotes that even Czech people enjoy hearing. I believe that seeing these differences and analyzing them is as pleasurable as appreciating your own culture's familiar traits.
It's like giving yourself a little extra plant food every day, and the blossom that follows is one that will never die or deteriorate, a flower petrified, forever lurking in the front of one’s brain. A testament to having gone somewhere, once upon a time.
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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
The two cities have a lot more in common than one may think
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