They Really DO Know How to Drink

“If you don’t want to live for drinking, drink at least a little bit so I can live.” – Alois Cepicka

A typical Czech pub filled with good humor

If there is one thing I’ve noticed about Czechs, it is the fact that they really do know how to drink. The moment we got here, I was offered a shot of Becherovka, a special cinnamon liquor, by my in-laws. That was during lunch. When dinner came, we had champagne. Wine is not only served during special occasions, but is almost part of the menu. Believe it or not, when you go to a restaurant, beer is cheaper than water.

Ever since I met my husband, I have significantly increased my tolerance for alcohol. Right as I am writing this post, he is in the kitchen preparing “BEton,” a blend of becherovka and tonic. So don’t be surprised if the next time you see me, I will be shaking your hand on one hand and holding a glass of slivovice (plum liquor) on the other.

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6 thoughts on “They Really DO Know How to Drink

  1. Daniel May 30, 2013 / 3:30 pm

    I hear going to pubs is a great way to meet people in Czech.

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      • Daniel June 6, 2013 / 2:10 pm

        What other activities would you recommend besides drinking? πŸ˜›

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      • Grace June 6, 2013 / 2:35 pm

        LOL!

        Czechs love to do hikes and go biking. If you can find a local expat community that caters to these activities, that would be the best way to meet people.

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  2. Jana September 13, 2013 / 2:45 pm

    You forgot canoeing. πŸ™‚

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    • Grace September 13, 2013 / 6:16 pm

      Oopps, that’s right….canoeing too.

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