The Czech Republic or the United Kingdom? To which European country should you move? Czech podcast

We are 2 Czechs (1 of us is living in the UK) and we decided to play a small game. We imagined that an Indian guy would like to move to Europe. He is not sure which country he should choose. And we will try to help him in his decision-making process. We hope that you will enjoy our friendly, easygoing, and hopefully a bit funny talk. 🙂

We covered these topics:

1. People

2. Beer

3. Salary

4. Entry costs of living

5. Unemployment rate

6. English

7. Traveling around Europe

8. Public transportation

9. Contactless payments

10. Currency

11. EU

12. Healthcare

13. Safety

14. Peacefulness

15. Cultural life

16. Personal freedom (Czech humor)

17. Political correctness

18. Religion

19. LGBT

20. Foreign languages

21. Self-service

22. Introverts

23. Weather

24. Sports

25. Cuisine

26. Girlfriend

Did we miss anything crucial? Let us know 🙂

P. S. If you are learning Czech you may also enjoy podcast in the Czech language  “Expatka Katka”

Czech Kate
The Czech Republic or the United Kingdom? To which European country should you move? Czech podcast
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I always encourage my students to speak, says Czech University teacher Tomáš Hostýnek

Ahoj! Hello! Today we started a new series – English interviews with Czechs or foreigners connected to the Czech Republic. It was a pleasure to have as the first guest Mr. Tomáš Hostýnek, political scientist, and teacher working at the Westbohemian University in the department of English language and literature. It is a light-hearted talk about his English language education, the world of gaming and we also spoke about the upcoming American presidential elections. Enjoy!

Czech Kate
I always encourage my students to speak, says Czech University teacher Tomáš Hostýnek
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Czech legend for the times of the state of the Emergency – Blanik knights

Are you familiar with Czech legends? There are knights waiting inside of the Czech mountain Blanik waiting for the time of the highest emergency to come out and save the day! I will tell you more about this story and also about the mountain and a cave with statues of these legendary heroes. Enjoy the podcast and stay safe and healthy during these days!

Czech Kate
Czech legend for the times of the state of the Emergency - Blanik knights
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Czech names and name day celebration in the Czech Republic

Name day celebration is a pretty awesome thing. You can take a look into the Czech calendar and see who from your Czech friends has a name day today! Also, you will learn about the current popular Czech baby names and about how you can congratulate your Czech friends on their name day. Enjoy!

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Czech names and name day celebration in the Czech Republic
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Why are there so many Vietnamese in the Czech Republic?

Let’s get to answering one of the most frequently asked questions that I get from foreigners. I will be talking about the history of the Vietnamese minority in Czechia and also about Sapa which is something like a „Chinatown“ located in Prague. The address for visitors: SAPA, V Lužích 735, 142 00 Praha-Libuš-SAPA, Česko Enjoy!

Czech Kate
Why are there so many Vietnamese in the Czech Republic?
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Foreigners in the Czech Republic – are there too many or too few?

There are currently about 500 000 foreigners living in the Czech Republic. Is it too many or too few? I will tell you how it is in comparison to other European countries. Also, you will learn about the top 6 countries from which foreigners are coming to Czech. And also some bits of Czech/Czechoslovakian history explaining the current situation.

Czech Kate
Foreigners in the Czech Republic - are there too many or too few?
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The unusual celebration of love in the Czech Republic

Today I am talking about the way we Czech celebrate love. We have 2 dedicated days for this. The first one is St. Valentine’s day and the second one is the first of May. Here are some details from the podcast, so that you don’t have to write it down: Petřín hill – it is the place in Prague where you can go on the 1st of May Petřínská rozhledna = „the Czech Eiffel Tower“ The commemorative stamps from Czech Post office: https://www.ceskaposta.cz/sluzby/filatelie-a-postfila/prilezitostna-razitka/pripravovana-razitka The video „Láska je láska“ = „Love is love“ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71GMbzhC818

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The unusual celebration of love in the Czech Republic
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Why did Czechoslovakia split up?

I am living abroad for the past few years and when I meet someone new and tell them that I am Czech usually this question comes up: „Why did Czechoslovakia split up?“ So here is the answer to all of you. I hope that it will bring you some new information and that you will enjoy also my other podcasts about Czechia!

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Why did Czechoslovakia split up?
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