About

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It has almost been five years now since I set foot Czech Republic.  Originally from the Philippines, I first came to the United States in search for “greener pastures.”   Living there for several years, I thought it was going to be home for me.  But little did I know that the stars had a different plan for me.  I met and fell in love with a Czech Man.

Like all great love stories, ours involved marriage and children.  After several years of living in the States and weighing the advantages and disadvantages of raising a family there, we decided to settle in the Czech Republic, my husband’s home country.  

Since I have never lived in Europe before, I am blogging about our experiences here.  This will basically be a journal of my adventures as I try to fit into my new home – from learning the language, discovering cultural eccentricities and raising a family in a multi-cultural household.  In this blog, I hope to give you a glimpse about life in the Czech Republic through a transplant’s eyes.    I also intend to share with you personal experiences about the many beautiful places in Czech that are not normally found in tourist books.

So come with me as we journey through the Czech Republic together!

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107 Comments on “About

  1. wow, so nice to catch up with you on your blog! Well done Miss Grace:). We send our love to you and your adorable family. Sorry we did not get to see you before your left….our loss.
    Love you big,
    Patty, James

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  2. Thanks so much for liking and following my blog. I love the photos on yours – so beautiful in Warsaw! And Belgium chocolate sounds absolutely great.

    xx

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    • Wow, fantastic blog fromat! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you make running a blog look easy. The total look of your site is fantastic, let alone the content!

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  3. Hi Grace, thanks for the ‘follow.’ I am looking forward to following your blog too, and learning all about your new home. It has been a pleasure to meet you!

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  4. Thanks for the nomination to the Liebster Blog award. When I lived in Cagayan de Oro for a year, I visited Bukidnon multiple times. I would love to go back there again.

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    • Hi Diane,

      Thanks for stopping by. I just added your blog link on my “Czech These Out” page. Will be sending you my link shortly. Thanks again!

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  5. Your little boy is adorable, Grace. I’ve never visited the Czech Republic. It must be very different to The USA. I look forward to reading more about your life there. 😉

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    • Yes,there are a lot of cultural differences between the US and CZ. It was a difficult adjustment in the beginning but I am now starting to appreciate everything about this country I now call home. I am hoping that through my experiences, people will see what CZ is all about. Thanks for visiting and for the gracious comment. 🙂

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  6. I really have enjoyed what I’ve seen of your blog!

    Recently, I’ve been looking at Au Pair jobs around Europe. A few have been in the Czech Republic. Do you have any recommendations, in regard to assimilating into the culture?

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    • Thanks, Andrea! I hope you do get to come by Czech. The best way to assimilate into the culture is to avoid all prejudices and keep an open mind. Goodluck on your adventures!

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  7. I like your photos. Hopefully someday I will get a better camera so I can have a better blog 😛 but I just started so can’t expect too much.

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    • Thanks! A good camera helps, but learning how to shoot good pictures is more important. 🙂 I look forward to seeing your pictures.

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  8. Firstly, you make an amazingly cute family! Next up, it’s a nice blog name you have! Nicely chosen and last… thanks a ton for following my blog! Will keep visiting!

    Cheers
    Sam

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  9. Thanks for the visit and comments you left on my blog. Bisaya pud di ay ka? I want to visit your Czech Rep. someday. Is this where Prague is? 🙂

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  10. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog.. I’m Irish, My ex husband was from Yugoslavia and my children are British. I live in England now with my English children and husband. I know how you feel, although thankfully I don’t have to learn another language! I’m not very good at them!

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  11. What a beautiful family you have! Such a cute son! Looking forward to reading more of your posts, and seeing that part of the world through your eyes! ~Maria

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  12. Grace,
    Great to have you aboard as a follower of my blog. Thank you! I’m fascinated by your blog, given that both of my parents are Czech and most of my extended family still lives there. I’ll definitely be watching your site for news from “home” — of sorts.
    Na shledanou!

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    • That’s interesting to know. No wonder you’re so into running. Are you in any way related to Emil Zatopek? 🙂

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      • Ha ha… No, I started running as an easy way to try regain fitness after having a baby. If only I was related to Emil. Perhaps then I’d be faster!

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  13. Very interesting cultural situation you are in. And best of all, you seem to have a happy family! Best of everything and keep blogging 🙂

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  14. Greetings from Australia grace,
    I love the fact that you look so happy with your husband and beautiful child and after having experienced so much in life are trying to adjust to a new home and make the most of things.
    God bless

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  15. Lovely blog Grace..! Thankyou so much for visitng my blog and those sweet words..I am sorry i was so late in returning the favor, i am slowly learning ‘blogging’ on the whole..! Cheers

    Sam =))

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  16. Hi, I nominated you for a Liebster Award here are the questions: wp.me/p2OEbw-3V Good luck with your travels!

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  17. Hey thanks for visiting and following my blog…would love to travel with you across the czech republic…will explore more of your stories…good luck with your travels

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  18. You are living exciting times Grace, in a very unique family! Similar story with us here, multicultural 🙂 I wish you enjoyable pregnancy and waiting time for a new miracle. You seem to be in great shape and very active. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following, I appreciate it very much!

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  19. You live in one of…if not my favorite country in the world! I have spent significant time in Brno, and think Prague is the most amazing city I have ever been to. I’m jealous! And look forward to reading about your adventures there.

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  20. Grace,
    Have you stumbled upon Milan Kundera yet? Or is he in France and too hard to get a hold on?
    Le Clown

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    • No, I haven’t. Milan Kundera is one of the most intriguing writers that I hopefully would like to meet one day. I heard that he does travel back to Czech from time to time but when he does, he’s always incognito. 🙂

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  21. How fascinating! Such a multi-cultural household where even the child is not the same nationality as the parents! 😀

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  22. Grace, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and giving a follow, really, really appreciated. Now you must be a good linguist to be learning Czech, with additional letters too. know all about false friends from my Portuguese days, far too many of them. Seeing different cultures is fascinating and I look forward to seeing how you get on. MM

    PS apologies for delay in reverting back to you but have been away on holiday.

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  23. Thank you for liking my post! I’m glad to have come across your blog as well as we have a lot in common. It’s always important for me to support other mama bloggers! Especially filipino ones ;)! Best of luck!

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  24. I was just browsing through and I know I will love your blog! I’ve always been fascinated with Europe and Prague is one of my favorite places & I had such a memorable experience there. Although you’ve pretty much summarized your past few years of how you ended up there (as read here in your about page), I know it must be pretty amazing! Looking forward to reading your journey and being inspired even more about the world out there! ^_^

    Oh, and thanks for following my blog!

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    • No, I’ve never been to Guatemala before…and I don’t think we have anything resembling the Eiffel tower. Or I could be wrong.

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  25. Hi, Grace, thanks for visiting and glad to meet you. Your blog looks fascinating, and it looks like you’re in for a real cultural adventure. My wife enjoyed Prague on a recent business trip, and I had a great time reporting on the Manila & PhilIppines economy years ago. Best wishes to your family and baby!

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  26. My plan is to visit Czech before we leave Germany. Any suggestions besides the cities? all my friends go to pottery shop

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  27. Hi, Grace,

    Thanks for following my blog! I’ve been enjoying delving back into your archives, and I look forward to further posts.

    Your name is wonderful, by the way–and it’s also the name of my youngest child . . .

    All the best,

    Dan

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  28. Good to see how many of there are out there who have swapped their country of birth for somewhere completely different – it’s the spice of life I reckon.
    Thanks for spotting my blog and for the follow. It’s still a bit new, so not that much on there yet – but it’s varied, so I hope you’ll like it. It takes time to get followers, so I treasure all my ‘newbies’ still 🙂
    Uncle Spike

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  29. Hi, I´m a native Czech and my boyfriend is a native Filipino! God bless you!

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  30. hello grace! I enjoyed reading your blog and wish to read more of your adventures, Keep them coming 🙂 The pic is really beautiful 🙂

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