I'm from Jacksonville, FL U.S.A. I just joined this forum within the past hour. My hubby found the blog, My Czech Republic, last night and forwarded me the link. I am quite impressed by all the information that one can find here about the Czech Republic. We're traveling to Prague in October and will be staying there from the 15th through the 23rd. As we've only booked our flights thus far, we're investigating hotels and sites to see. My great grandparents [Michael Kovach/Mihaly Kovacs and Anna Varchola] were born in Czechoslovakia, 1864-1870. Unfortunately, their birthplace and any additional information is sketchy at best. So, I'm just getting in touch with my Czech/Slovakian heritage!