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 thoughts 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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    1. 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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    1. 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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  2. 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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    1. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    1. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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    1. There are a lot of things that CZ can offer. The only pottery shop that I’ve been to outside of Prague is at Botanicus – http://www.botanicus.cz/en . Aside from the gardens, there is a little medieval village where one of the main attractions is pottery. It is quite interesting. It is less than an hour from Prague, so it is convenient for travel.

      However, my personal favorite other than Prague is Cesky Krumlov. http://www.ckrumlov.info/docs/en/kaktualita.xml
      The only downside is that it is a 3-hour drive from Prague, but it is closer to Germany. You can check it out from the link above.

      Other places that are interesting and closer to Prague are:
      Karlstejn Castle – http://www.hradkarlstejn.cz/en/
      Konopiste Castle – http://www.zamek-konopiste.cz/
      Pruhonice – http://www.parkpruhonice.cz/index.php?site=en&p=index
      Kutna Hora – http://www.kutnahora.cz/?lns=en

      I hope this helps.

      Thanks for visiting my blog and please feel free to ask any questions.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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