Entries by Petra

Picnic with PraguExpats

      Dear clients, partners and friends of PraguExpats, we would like to invite you to celebrate our 3rd anniversary with us! It has been 3 years already and we would like to see you and thank you for your support in person. We will meet in the park Riegrovy sady and have this […]

City of BEER … Plzeň

Pilsen, or Plzeň in Czech, is the third largest city in the Czech Republic. Located in West Bohemia, Pilsen is one of the oldest cities in Central Europe, dating back to 976. It has been a crossroads for trade, one of the leading industrial cities in the world, and a melting pot where Jewish, Czech, […]

Burn some witches and kiss your true love

Witches and roses may seem to be two completely opposite things to most Americans, but here in the Czech Republic, they mark two of this country’s beloved holidays— Čarodějnice/Pálení Čarodějnic (The Witches or the Burning of the Witches, respectively) and První maj (May Day), which are celebrated with bonfires, heavy drinking, and lovers kissing. Although […]

Easter (or Velikonoce) is right around the corner!

The beginnings of spring means one of the Czech Republic’s biggest holidays, Easter (or Velikonoce) is right around the corner. During the Communist era, Easter was celebrated more as a generic Spring holiday than a religious holiday. And for many Czechs today, Easter is not a Christian holiday, but a non-religious Czech holiday. Czech celebrations […]

Valentine’s Day is a hot phenomenon these days in the Czech Republic.

Although historically, Czechs have not traditionally attached any special holiday significance to February 14th (besides the Feast of St. Valentine for more traditionally-Catholic Czechs), the Czech Lands have been quick to adopt this primarily-American holiday following the 1989 Revolution, especially among members of the younger generation. Older Czechs (and quite a number of young people) […]

It’s time to work on those resolutions for 2015

So the New Year has come and gone, and now it’s time to work on those resolutions for 2015.   Perhaps the most common new year’s resolution is to get back in shape. And while that might be difficult in the Czech Republic (with all the wonderful beer and sausages that you’ll find everywhere) there’s […]

Animal Shelter Bouchalka COLLECTION

    Christmas is coming closer and we would like to help the animals in the animal shelter Bouchalka to feel more loved. Feel free to bring 19th and 20th December some food, treats, blankets, dog trays, toys etc. to the Farmer´s market in Dejvice to the coffee van of Coffeemakers.cz and make life of […]

The Weather is Frightful, But Outside is Delightful

As the weather turns colder, and snow begins to fall, many expats want nothing more than to stay inside by a warm fire and a glass of mulled wine (svařák). But for those of us who love the winter, it’s a heavenly season for outdoor sports. The winter time is the perfect time to explore […]

Top 5 Things You Need to Know About US Expat Taxes

Are you one of the millions of Americans living overseas who were unaware that you were required to file US tax returns each year? If so, this article is for you! The US is one of the few countries who employ citizen-based taxation—which means that no matter where you live, you are still required to […]