Monday, 25 January 2016
I was given the instruction to go to one of the many Viennese pubs. But because this blog should connect and find the connections between Vienna (or whole Austria) and Czech Republic and Slovakia, it wasn’t just any ordinary pub. This pub is called Pivothek - a combination of the words pivo (means beer in Czech) and –thek which signals the collection of something. And they actually have a collection of not well-known (at least not worldwide) Czech beers, for example names like Svijany, Bernard, Lobkowitz, Primátor or Postřižinské pivo – a product of the famous brewery, which was featured in the well-known Czech movie Postřižiny. Many of these sounded familiar to me, even if I’m not a big fan of beer. You can get most of them in supermarkets in the Czech Republic or Slovakia, but if you’re not anywhere near, Pivothek is a good alternative. So when you’re up for drinking a beer, don’t forget to stop at Landstraßer Gürtel 19 – just a few minutes from Vienna Main Station. And of course, leave a comment - which one of their beers is your favorite?
Monday, 18 January 2016
Austria is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. About 20% of the Austrian population is of immigrant origin. Mostly newcomers are from Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia or the Czech Republic.
Some Austrians, particularly near Vienna, still have rellatives in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, or Hungary.
These immigrants brought their family name with them. After many years or centuries these new residents changed the structure of their names or even created new last names. The German dictionary has no hacek or comma above a letter. Like for example Ě, Č, Ř, Ž, Ý, Í, Š. And this is probably the main reason why those names were a little bit adapted.
You can find some Czech names in the list below.
Here are some examples:
…There are many more last names like these. And there is a big percentage of those that don´t even know they have a foreign origin.
Monday, 11 January 2016
The Christmas time is already over and the year 2016 has just arrived.After overeating and drinking it is high time to clean our body of toxins and make it work healthily again. In the following article you can find some very useful tips how to re-start your organism. Let´s refresh ourselves!
Tips for New Year´s Detox:
- Make a break from all those sweets and try to eat more vegetables and fruits
- Drink a lot of water and a cup of green tea. For better results you try drinking lemon water in the morning. It will boost your metabolism
- Start to exercise- at least you can go for a walk. Try to do something new, for example Zumba, Aerobic, Yoga, or Pilates. Do a lot of cardio exercises as well for example running, cycling, rope skipping etc.
- When your stomach is upset, try eating crispbread or zwieback and drink herbal tea
- It may help you to get you back to your everyday routine, normal sleeping and eating habits
· Fatigue and weakness
· Headaches and muscle aches
· Nausea, vomiting or stomach pain
· Increased sensitivity to light and sound
· Dizziness or a sense of the room spinning