About My Czech Republic

A word from the founders
Read about Dana and Jeff on the Team page

My Czech Republic's sister site, Local Lingo, was launched in a small Austin, TX apartment in March 1998. The two of us had just moved to the United States from Prague. We were eager to share with others what we knew about the Czech Republic and we were happy to keep a connection to the country we left behind. In 1999, we "brought" Local Lingo with us to California.

Some three years later, it became clear that a major reorganization was needed. The amount of content that had accummulated on Local Lingo since its launch had to be reorganized and made more easily accessible to our visitors. We decided to start a whole new site to which all but language-related content would be moved, which would enable Local Lingo to focus exclusively on the Czech language.

My Czech Republic branched out from Local Lingo in January 2003 to bring you first-hand information about various aspects of Czech life, assist you with your Czech Republic travel needs, and continue to expand the existing community of our members and contributors. Some of the things you will find here are a large Prague guide; practical travel information and tips; amusing columns on Czech life and affairs written by Darren Baker and Kamal Sunavala; a Czech mini phrasebook with audio; a large section on Czech holidays and traditions; a list of Czech name days; a photo gallery; a growing list of Czech Republic travel services; and a thriving community that you are welcome to join if you haven't done so already.

We appreciate your visit and hope that you will enjoy your stay and will keep coming back! And, by the way, the circle has closed and we have returned to Prague...

Please help...
Passion for the Czech Republic is the driving force behind this site. In growing My Czech Republic, we rely upon the contributions of our team of volunteers and the commissions we receive from our affiliate relationships and partnerships. Our partners have been carefully selected to ensure that you receive a good value and professional service. Every order you place through our links and every service you book through our site will help support My Czech Republic. Thank you!