Monthly Archives: August 2010

How to be ill in Czechland: some tips on negotiating the healthcare system in the Czech Republic

You wake up feeling poorly.  A bit under the weather. Hot and sweaty and then cold and shivery. Taking your temperature confirms your suspicions.  It’s 38.6C, so that means you’re officially running a fever.  What do you do? In England: Pull the covers back over … Continue reading


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Could learning Czech save your life?

The answer, surprisingly, is yes.  Or at least if you happened to have been English and living in Prague back in May 1945, then it would have been.  In fact, a simple phrase that you might encounter in chapter one of your textbook could have stopped you being torn apart by the … Continue reading


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