Where Do Zombies Like to Go Swimming? Girl in Czechland returns…

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Last night I went to the pub. For the Prague Bloggers Rally. Now this event, organised by Mr Prague Pig, brings together bloggers based in the Czech capital who write in English for a chat over a few alcoholic beverages.

You could argue, with some justification, that I didn’t deserve to be there at all. Given that my last post was in December 2013.

“Either post tomorrow or take it down from the server,” a pub companion advised me. I decided to listen.

So here I am.

What have I been up to during my long absence? Well, still enjoying life in Czechland with Czechman. As for example, in the photo at the top of the post.

Where could it be? I hear you ask. Marbella? The Costa del Sol? Perhaps a sunny beach in Croatia? No, no, and no. This is a beach in the Czech Republic.

I see the puzzled expression on your face. I know that the last time you looked at a map of Europe, the Czech Repubic was a landlocked country. That means no sea — and therefore no beaches.

That’s where you’re wrong. You see, while Czechland might not have any coastline, it still has sandy stretches by water thanks to certain lakes like the one in the picture.

If you weren’t able to tell which country I was in, the picture below should leave you in no doubt:

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Why not follow a healthy, invigorating swim in the lake with a tasty sausage or a domácí langoš?

Of course you’re going to. Because this is Czechland.

Ever the rebelka, I had an ice-cream instead.

It might seem like I’m poking fun at the whole concept so let me make myself clear: I had fun on our day out to the Czech beach. I have to thank the Czech Republic for introducing me to the delights of outdoor swimming. This lake, near Pardubice, was pretty clean. There’s something refreshing and exotic for an English lady about gliding through the water with only sky above you especially on a hot day in July. I recommend it.

For the truly adventurous though, there are nudist beaches. Girl in Czechland has not quite managed to work up the courage to test out that experience — although Czechman says he would be willing to give it a try so long as it was just him and hundred hot girls. Ach jo.

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In case you’re wondering where zombies like to go for a dip, the answer is obvious…

THE DEAD SEA!

Hilarious, eh?

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11 Responses to Where Do Zombies Like to Go Swimming? Girl in Czechland returns…

  1. richardinprague

    Hi, GIC!!!! Great to have you back 🙂 You’ve been missed, I’m sure …. your pithy observations are really accurate, and I’ve never had such a big chuckle from any of the other expatriate bloggers in Czechland (not even Mr Pig!).

    As someone who was born near the seaside in Britland, I really miss the sea. Mum and Dad used to cart me along to beaches near Bornemouth, and that is where I learned why SANDwiches are no named!
    Bathing in a lake in the forest can feel a bit spooky to those of us from abroad …. and it can be awfully refreshing, or else downright COLD!
    I have enjoyed bathing au naturel at some of the more remote beaches in the UK. If you are up to it yourself, you don’t even have to leave Prague – there’s a special section at Divoka Sarka, and another at a lake near Motol, and no one even bats an eyelid – so, why not take the boy along?

    Once again, great to have you back!

    R+?

    • girlinczechland

      Hello Richard,

      Thanks for your kind words! Having grown up by the sea in Blighty, I know exactly what you mean about SANDwitches too.

      I’m not sure I’ll ever persuade Czechman to indulge in nude bathing and I’m not sure I’m brave enough either. Every time I go to a swimming pool here, the communal changing rooms leave me traumatised. What I see there always reminds me of a Lucien Freud painting but in 3D! Eek!

      Off to bake cakes for Czechman now — we’ve a glut of courgettes which I’m trying to work my way through as imaginatively as possible…

      GIC

  2. Michael

    Welcome back to the blogesphere. You were missed. I can attest to the great beach experiences in the Czech Republic. My family and I spent the summer in Ostrava and went to a great man-made lake just a few blocks from our apartment in Poruba for a great day of swimming. In the US there is no way you could put more than 10,000 people together in a small area, allow them to bring in food and drinks if they wanted, and sell alcohol…with no visible police presence…and not have a major incident.

  3. Mark

    So good to have you back as I was starting to worry about what had happened to you.

    I have really missed reading your blog so much. Please don’t keep us waiting so long next time 🙂

    • girlinczechland

      Hi Mark,

      Glad the blog strikes a chord with you — and don’t worry, I already have another post in the pipeline 🙂

      GIC

  4. Welcome back. Btw, Do you like domácí langoš with garlic or something? Potatoes pancakes are much better!

  5. Sarka

    Hello GIC,
    I’m glad you are alive 🙂
    But don’t get pressed to write, if you don’t want to and have other things to do, don’t post, its all your business 🙂
    However, I appreciate your articles and missed them 🙂

  6. Yes this is us! We are prod on our sausages at swimming pool. Na zdraví!

  7. Adi

    Hello GIC

    Welcome back !! nevertheless to mention again your blogs were been missed.

    I’ve been following your blogs ever since I was eagerly waiting for my work permit , and they were brain dumps for me on life in Cz.

    all I want to say is Welcome Back and keep Posting

    ã

  8. Milko Adjarov

    I’m delighted I came across your site and was wondering if you or any of your readers can give me some advice about recruitment in the Czech Republic . I’m working for a company that is looking to expand into Prague and was wondering if anyone had any advice on the best places to advertise locally. We are looking for English speaking businessmanagers so any advice would be greatly appreciated. We’ve advertised on Linkedin and Monster.com but haven’t had much luck attracting the right applicants.

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