Welcome back to American Expats, a series that shows you what expat life is like in cities around the world.
Today we’re speaking to Cynthia, an English teacher living in the Czech Republic. Ahead, she talks about quirky Czech fashion, the live-and-let-live Bohemian lifestyle, and the food she craves when she’s missing home.
In 2012, my husband (then-boyfriend) and I moved from Seattle to the Czech Republic to teach English. We originally landed in Prague, but we now live in České Budějovice, a small city in Bohemia two hours south of the capital. We’re still here six years later with our sweet little Czech dachshund in tow.
On first impressions: When I arrived, I didn’t know a lick of Czech or much about the culture or history. Regardless, the locals were so welcoming to us. Many offered to show us around, gave us maps with the best things to