Expat in Prague

It still takes a while for me to realize that I am no longer a tourist in Prague but I actually live and work here. There are many reasons  I chose to relocate to Prague: Not only the interesting job offer I received but also the low living cost in Czech, which makes it a popular destination for young expats relocating to Europe. The city’s rich history and beautiful architecture are among other thousand reasons. In the summer, Prague is really a popular tourist destination. Summer is also the high season to visit this beautiful city.

The most famous tourist attractions are old town square, Charles bridge, Prague castle and Prague astronomical clock. Did I mention the amazing Czech beer? Yes, I strongly believe that Czech beer is among the best in the world. I am not a beer drinker, but the feeling of drinking a cold Czech beer with friends in a hot summer night is incredible.

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Living in beautiful Prague

I decided for a one month ago to move to Prague, Czech Republic and work.

I have been travel to Prague for two years ago and I love this city. Prague is one of the most beautiful cities I have seen. After spending three days in this charming city I found myself thinking that it would be great to have chance to live here for a while. Little did I know my wish indeed came true.

The reason I chose Prague is I have been working in multiple countries so moving to Prague is a very natural process for me. I can say that I am an expert when it comes to North America and Asia but I know so little about Central Europe. That’s why living in Prague gives me the chance to  to explore more about this part of Europe. The experiences are so far so good, I have nothing to complain about my current situation. I am still in training period at work and there are  a lot of things to learn but I am very excited. Really looking forward to spend some years here.

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 After work with my colleagues- we are a bunch of young expats from different 
                                  countries in my office.

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       My colleague introduced the traditional Slovak alcohol - Hruškovice, made of pears

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                         Happy to receive traditional Czech sausage

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                             Czech wedding in the country side

 

Spiritual journey to India

If you ask me what I think of India, I would answer without hesitation that I’m so in love with this country. For me India is the land of magic. There is always some kind of surprise around the corner wherever you go. It was in India, I went through a spiritual transformation and I am forever grateful for that. The more I get in touch with my spiritual side, the happier I am. I found meaning in everything I do, I connected easily to my environment, I glide through life’s challenges with grace. My whole life changed.

If you ever plan for a spiritual journey to India triggered either by curiosity or by your calling, I would recommend a visit to two holy cities: Rishikesh and Varanasi.

Rishikesh 

Rishikesh  is a city in Dehradun district of the Indian state Uttarakhand, located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India. It is known as the  ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. From New Delhi, you can either hire a private taxi or take local bus to Rishikesh, the journey takes around 6- 8 hours depending  on the traffic situation. The cost for a private taxi is around 3500 INR and a  bus ticket costs around 300- 400 INR.

If you love yoga and look after  to be more spiritual, then this is a place for you. Every year, yoga practitioners from all over the world coming to Rishikesh to deepen their knowledge and to meet like minded people.  In Rishikesh, I stayed at Anand Prakash ashram, this is one of the most famous yoga schools in the district with world’s renowned teachers. Everyday I rised at 5.30 Am to take yoga class and my daily meals consisted of purely vegan food. The first few days were really challenging but soon after my body adapts to the new diet. Truth to be told, even though I love meat but I need to admit that my body and soul feel much better with vegan food.

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The curiosity brought me to the Holy City of Varanasi, a North India city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. From New Delhi, the train takes around 17 hours and the ticket costs around 400- 700 INR. People come to Varanasi for extraordinary spiritual experiences.

The most important sightseeing attraction is the Ghats located on the banks of the Ganges river. The Ghats in Varanasi are world-renowned embankments made in steps of stone slabs along the river bank where pilgrims perform ritual ablutions. The ghats are an integral complement to the Hindu concept of divinity represented in physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. While in Varanasi, I decided to take a boat ride along the Ganges. That early morning, I was showered with many new experiences: religious celebrations, pilgrims perform ritual ablutions, body cremations, sounds, colors, cows, people. Yes, A picture of chaotic but still, nothing was out of the ordinary.

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