Why do Czechs believe in the future of Bitcoin?

Ahoj! Hello guys, a recent survey has shown that 8% of Czechs already invested into a cryptocurrency (mostly Bitcoin). Also the Forbes magazine wrote an article in 2018 where Pragues was selected as a top Bitcoin city. So let’s take a look into the world of cryptocurrencies in the Czech Republic. Where is Bitcoin accepted? Which Czech companies are significant in this new world? And what are the cultural/historical reasons behind this phenomenon?

Czech Kate
Why do Czechs believe in the future of Bitcoin?
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Historical background of Czech video game Kingdom Come Deliverance

The beginning of the 15th century was quite a turbulent time in the land of the Bohemian Kingdom. It was chosen as a time period for one of the most successful Czech video games Kingdom Come Deliverance. So I will tell you more about this part of Czech history – about the situation in the Bohemian Kingdom and also about the important events that were ahead and that might be a substance for Kingdom Come Deliverance Part 2. I will be also talking a bit about the background of the game itself and I hope that you will also enjoy this RPG game from the land of Bohemia.

Czech Kate
Historical background of Czech video game Kingdom Come Deliverance
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German loanwords in Czech language – Podcast with Angelika who moved to Bohemia from Germany in 2020

Angelique „Angelika“ Scharmach moved to Jablonec nad Nisou (Northern Bohemia) in September 2020. As she is brand new in the Czech Republic, we played a small game where we are talking about German loanwords (Germanisms) in Czech language. As the land of today’s Czechia was ruled for nearly 4 centuries by Austrian kings and emperors, there are still some words from German which we have adapted into the Czech language. But as Czechoslovakia was established in 1918, many of these words sound archaic to the current generation of Germans. So let’s see how it goes.

Mentioned words: flaška, flek, deka, rentgen, raubíř, hochštapler, fajnšmekr, ruksak, taška,…

Then we also spoke with Angelika about her story – why did she and her husband move to Czechia and how they are doing so far in very unusual times of corona restrictions.

Angelika has her YT channel Creative in Czech: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKMZN3-kehhoBdDIy9lN0PA where she is sharing experience from her new home – focusing on nature and crafts, so don’t forget to check it out!

Czech Kate
German loanwords in Czech language - Podcast with Angelika who moved to Bohemia from Germany in 2020
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A brief history of Czech Beer – Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser, Břevnov

Ahoj! Hey guys, beer is a significant part of Czech culture, after-all Czechs are the ones who drink the most beer per capita per year. Yep, Germans and Austrians drink less beer than we do. So let’s take a look into the first known brewery in Bohemia and also let’s talk about the most famous Czech beer brands – Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser. 

Notes – words in Czech:

pivo = beer

Pivo, prosím. = Beer, please.

Plzeň = Pilsen

České Budějovice = Budweis

Břevnovský klášter = Břevnov monastery

Velké Březno

Starobrno (beer from Moravia)

Czech Kate
A brief history of Czech Beer - Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser, Břevnov
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Working in the Czech Republic – my favorite Czech employee benefits

In 2010 5% of all the employees in the Czech Republic were foreigners. In the end of 2019 the percentage was close to 15% – so the amount has almost tripled within 10 years. What are the Czech employee benefits that are attracting more and more foreigners? The answer will be different for everyone based on personal experience and the country of origin. So let me tell you my personal 5 Czech employee benefits.

Topics:

1. Holidays

2. Parental Leave

3. Religion & Employment

4. Taxes & Health Insurance

5. Unemployment Rate

What are your personal favourites?

Czech Kate
Working in the Czech Republic - my favorite Czech employee benefits
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The legendary birth of Czech nation – the story of „praotec Čech“

Ahoj! Hello guys, today I will tell you one of the versions of the story that all Czechs know – the story of „praotec Čech“ – a story of a person who is supposed to be a legendary founding father of Czech nation. And maybe he also has something to do with the birth of Polish nation… Make a cup of tea and enjoy one of our stories from mythical pagan times when forests were full of strange creatures such as polednice or bludičky! 🙂

And you can also plan your trip to the mountain Říp and see for yourself the Czech nature and its promising lands full of honey. 🙂

Enjoy!

Czech Kate
The legendary birth of Czech nation - the story of "praotec Čech"
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The Golden Pig and other Czech Christmas traditions – Podcast about Czech Culture

Ahoj, hello! Are you interested in Czech culture or are you a foreigner living in Czechia wondering what happens in Czech families during Christmas? Then is this podcast just for you.

You will learn about the Czech Golden Pig, carp and chocolate Christmas tree ornaments and even a bit more. 

Enjoy and Merry Christmas – Veselé Vánoce!

See you around!

Czech Kate
The Golden Pig and other Czech Christmas traditions - Podcast about Czech Culture
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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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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!

Czech Kate
Czech names and name day celebration in the Czech Republic
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