The sad fact is that many tourists visit the Czech Republic knowing no more about it than that beer is cheap and the women are beautiful. However, Culture Smart has just released a travel guidebook that has the power to change it. Culture Smart! Czech Republic: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture is the name of a book introducing you to the customs, values, and attitudes of a remarkable people, and the role of history in shaping these. It describes Czech life at home and in the workplace and offers practical advice on what to expect and how to act in unfamiliar social situations.
The author Kevan Vogler, Canadian teacher, consultant and graphic designer has been living in the country’s second-largest city, Brno, since 2004. He works in social media and communication and in his free time hosts “Beyond Prague” which is an online Web site dedicated to the discovery and appreciation of everything Czech.
The two-hundred-page book consists of nine chapters (1 Land and People, 2 Values and Attitudes, 3 Festivals and Traditions, 4 Making Friends, 5 At Home, 6 Time Out, 7 Travel, Health and Safety, 8 Business Briefing, 9 Communicating), two appendixes (Some Czech Firsts and Useful Apps) and the list of books and Web sites you definitely need to have a look at if you want to find out more about the Czech Republic and its people.
The travel guidebook will help you understand The Velvet Revolution, why you should take off your shoes in a Czech home, why hospoda (a pub) is the right place where to start if you want to get to know Czechs, what the Czech attitudes toward sex are and much more.
The aim of Culture Smart! Czech Republic: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture is to give the readers “some insight into the spirit and worldview of the Czech people.” We, in Nomad Society, definitely think that the travel guidebook is on its best way to reach its goal. Only one thing is missing, an enthusiastic reader and that is you!
We have teamed up with Culture Smart to offer Kevan Vogler’s new book to two lucky followers to celebrate the comeback of the freedom to travel. For further information visit our Instagram.