The Life and Death of Jan Hus
Jul06

The Life and Death of Jan Hus

Jan Hus is a name foreigners will soon stumble upon if he or she starts to study Czech history, or even attends a city tour. Hus is seen by many as a forerunner of the European church reformation. His opinions and stubbornness with which he refused to abandon his teachings earned him a horrible death at the stake on July 6, 1415. Nevertheless, Hus’s death did not quell the popular movement that he started in the Czech Kingdom. On the...

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Understanding Spoken Czech: A Few Tips on How to Sound Like a Local
May04

Understanding Spoken Czech: A Few Tips on How to Sound Like a Local

First things first – do not worry, you will be understood in Prague. While the older generation usually doesn’t know much English (they’ve been taught German or Russian in school instead), generally everyone under 30 or so do, and you might be surprised with how many locals are actually pretty fluent. That’s not the case with every Czech town or city, but in Prague, you probably won’t need to know any Czech to...

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