A Quick Trip to Slovakia & the Czech Republic

No, I really did not make a quick trip to Slovakia or to the Czech Republic yesterday but I was able to learn a few things about each of the countries as it was time for my monthly coffee morning with the spouses from my husband job.  This month is was host by both Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Fun fact…did you know eye contacts were invented by a guy from the Czech Republic? I just guessed and I won a prize.

A cute little teacup thing I won for my lucky guess!

A cute little teacup thing I won for my lucky guess!

We had a Polish come and sell us some BEAUTIFUL linens. I will have more about this on another blog post!

We had a Polish/German lady come and sell us some BEAUTIFUL linens.  I will have more about this on another blog post!

Have a mentioned that I am addicted to linens? Just one of her tables of her handy work.

One of the great things about these coffee mornings is the food!  And when these 2 countries get together there is always a TON of food.

I love these ladies!  One of them knows I love this sheep cheese spread they make so she made me my own special sandwich with just a little bit of the spread.

I love these ladies! One of them knows I love this sheep cheese spread they make so she made me my own special sandwich with just a little bit of the spread.

Yes in that area they LOVE their cheeses.  I love the smoked ones.

Yes in that area they LOVE their cheeses. I love the smoked ones as I could have eaten the whole tray myself.

Here is the sheep cheese spread but in smaller portions.

Here is the sheep cheese spread but in smaller portions.

A poppy seed desert they make.

A poppy-seed desert they make.

These are almost to pretty to eat.

These are almost to pretty to eat.

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I did not try these but they ladies were all saying how good they were. I saved my calories for my down fall of cheese.

Oh their soda's(pop, coke, carbonated beverage or what you call it)! Vinea is from Slovakia is an absolute favorite in our house.  Every time we go or I have a friend go back to Slovakia we ask them to pick a few up for us.

Oh their soda’s(pop, coke, carbonated beverage or what you call it)! Vinea is from Slovakia is an absolute favorite in our house. Every time we go or I have a friend go back to Slovakia we ask them to pick a few up for us.

Not a day to be on a healthy eating diet!  Luckily I was to busy running around doing other stuff to think about food to much.

Not a day to be on a healthy eating diet! Luckily I was too busy running around doing other stuff to think about food to much.

It is a custom in these countries when guest come into your house that you great them with bread and a sprinkle of salt.

It is a custom in these countries when guest come into your house that you great them with bread and a sprinkle of salt.

And you want to know why I love living overseas?  Because of things like this and learning more about people from all of the world.  I never in my wildest dreams would I imagine that we would have friends in Slovakia that are dear enough to us that we get invited to their parents house for Easter lunch or friends in Slovakia or in Estonia, dear enough were I can say, “Hey, “J or L” we are coming over next weekend to visit you, so I hope have the guest room ready for us!”

It is absolutely AMAZING where life can take you at times!

Are you an expat living in a different country?  If so, what is one of the perks for living far from home?

(And being from away from your in-laws doesn’t count!)

love kelley
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One Response to A Quick Trip to Slovakia & the Czech Republic

  1. Martin Koska says:

    Hello,
    thank you for great article. I’m a Slovak citizen so I’m happy that you have nice experiences with Slovak food, customs and Slovaks themselves. Yes it’s true Slovaks like to invite their friends to their parents houses. We have many American friends who visited Slovakia to look for their ancestral villages and all of them have great experiences as well. More from their ancestral trips.

    best regards,

    Martin

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