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Tom Czaban, České Budějovice

Monday April 23, 2018 (09:12:15)
Tom
Czech Republic

Who are you?

I’m Tom, a British expat, living in the Czech Republic.


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Before moving to the Czech Republic I lived in China for four years, then I wanted to move back to Europe.    more ...


Czech Republic > Expat Experiences

Czech Republic

Chloe' Skye, Near Brno

Friday September 29, 2017 (04:54:12)
Chloe' Skye
Czech Republic

Who are you?

My name is Chloe', and I'm a traveler, ESL teacher, spoken word poet and treehugger.


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Czech Republic ("Czechia") in 2014 on a Fulbright fellowship to be an English assistant in a small-town grammar school (gymnázium).    more ...


Czech Republic > Expat Experiences

Czech Republic

Kevan Vogler, Brno

Tuesday April 14, 2015 (16:25:55)
Kevan Vogler
Czech Republic

Who are you?

My name is Kevan Vogler. I'm originally from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Brno, Czech Republic in 2004. Partly for romantic reasons and partly for a much needed change in life in general

What challenges did you face during the move?

The biggest challenges were bureaucratic ones. There was a lot of paperwork as the Czech Republic can be very bureaucratic.    more ...


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Czech Republic

Cynthia, České Budějovice

Tuesday April 14, 2015 (15:56:37)
Cynthia
Czech Republic

Who are you?

Ahoj! I'm Cynthia, an American expat from Washington state who is now living in the Czech Republic with my fiancé (then boyfriend).

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I initially moved to Prague in November 2012 because I really wanted to live and work in Europe, and I ended up in the Czech Republic because I was taking a teaching certification class there. I had been to the country twice before, and knew I would be perfectly happy living there for awhile. In early 2013, we made the move two hours south to České Budějovice, located in the South Bohemia region of the country and have remained there ever since.    more ...


Czech Republic > Expat Experiences

Czech Republic

Sarah Coffey, Prague

Thursday September 05, 2013 (02:05:25)
Sarah Coffey
Czech Republic

Who are you?

I’m a 35 year old woman who was born in England but spent part of my childhood/teenage years in the US. When I was 21 I moved to NY. I never really felt like I truly belonged in the US, though I have some wonderful friends from there. After so long, I wasn’t sure I fit in in the UK anymore either and really wanted to live in a foreign country for a long time, specifically in Europe. I’m a private piano teacher and classical singer and perform with a few choirs in Prague. I have a full time job at a University and 14 private piano students (children).

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Prague in January of 2011 from New York. I had visited Czech Republic (after years of wanting to) in 2005 and fell in love with it. I loved the architecture and prevalence of classical music.    more ...


Czech Republic > Expat Experiences

Czech Republic

Adam Sweet, Prague

Saturday August 31, 2013 (18:34:28)
Adam Sweet
Czech Republic

Who are you?

I'm currently in my early 30s, and I have never really done anything the way that people consider 'normal'. I had a pretty normal upbringing in a middle-class family in the suburbs of San Francisco, in the United States. But after I finished high school I stopped doing things the way I was 'supposed to'.

It took me nearly seven years to finish university because I chose to work at a half-dozen different jobs while I studied. When I graduated I chose to move abroad to the Czech Republic as an English teacher instead of get a job and start a family. But I wasn't satisfied with that kind of life either and decided to open a bar with my friend here in Prague.    more ...


Czech Republic > Expat Experiences

Czech Republic

Nathan and Niki Brown, Brno

Monday November 28, 2011 (10:22:12)
Nathan, Niki and the kids
Czech Republic

We are Nathan and Niki Brown.

In 2007 our son Matias was born and in 2009, Elliot. Both of our children were born in Brno.

My wife and I were recently married at that time and thought that if we were going to live in another country, it should be before we had children. We moved to Brno, Czech Republic in March of 2004. Why did we chose Brno? My wife and I engage in volunteer educational activity and there was an opportunity for us in Brno.    more ...