Tag: moravia

Lately

It seems like forever since I wrote my last post. Too many things have happened that I couldn’t seem to put them in order. Anyhow, we’ve had several visits this summer and early fall. First off, my husband’s cousin and her son from Moravia…

Destination: Valtice and Lednice

On our way back to Czech, my father-in-law took us to two of the most beautiful places in Moravia: Valtice & Lednice.  These places are currently protected as  UNESCO World Heritage sites.  The chateaus in both towns originally belonged to the Lichtenstein family, when…

Destination: Mikulov

This past weekend, we travelled with my husband’s parents to the Southern part of Moravia and Lower Austria (Vienna). Our first stop was in Mikulov, a beautiful town which used to be ruled by the Lichtenstein family (the noble family whose name is the…

Got Whipped?

I did.  It was Easter this past weekend. In keeping up with Easter tradition here in Czech, the females in my family were whipped by the males.  It doesn’t matter what age, gender is all that matters.   Here, my sister-in-law got whipped by…

M’s first Visit to Grandparents

Last weekend, we visited my in-laws in Moravia.  It was Michaela’s first visit to her grandparents.  The trip took us 2.5 hours one way and  it was her longest car trip yet.  Both her and her brother behaved so well.  She was sleeping most…

Slivovice: The Unofficial National Currency

The Czech Korun is the Czech Republic’s national currency. But do you know that they also have an unofficial currency? Yes, folks. It is the Slivovice (plum liquor). Slivovice is a distilled wine spirit made from plums. It is widely produced everywhere in Czech,…

An Unusual Easter Holiday

I was so looking forward to Easter Sunday because my husband and all the other Czechs I know were very optimistic about a bright and sunny Easter holiday. Although we still had subzero temperatures during the night, the days prior to Easter Sunday were…

Destination: Kroměříž, Buchlovice Chateau, Velehrad

Kroměříž  is one of the key cities in Moravia.  This town is a center for spiritual culture and the arts.  Due to historic monuments, schools, arts and culture, it has been dubbed  “The Athens of Haná”.   But unlike many other towns, there are…

Destination: Olomouc

Olomouc is the fifth largest city in the Czech Republic.  It is located in the heart of the Hana region in Moravia and currently inhabited by more than 100,000 citizens. The first stop during our visit to Olomouc was the Holy Hill:  The Church of…

Family

The one thing that I really like about moving to CZ is the fact that we are surrounded by family. This past week, we went to Moravia and met a handful of Jiri’s relatives. It was a very “eventful” week. I just weighed myself…

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