Hi there! Welcome to my new website and my first ever blog post for it!
Some of you may already know by now that my name is Lauren, AKA The Travelling Manc, and that, for the last 4 years I have been living in my adopted city of Prague, CZ.
I love to travel, write and take photographs so I combined the 3 and created a blog 3 years ago. Now I think it's time I put my knowledge of Prague together in one website and so now here is the fruits of my labours! I hope you very much enjoy Prague Uncovered. Please let me know should you have any comments or feedback, it is all appreciated!
Well what is my story you may ask?
Well let me tell you. It all started one summer back in 2010 back in my then current town of Rossendale, England. The recession was truly underway, I wasn't happy with the small amount of hours I could get in my job. Now don't get me wrong, Rossendale, Lancashire is a lovely place with rolling fields and is a walker's paradise. However, as a small village like area, there were little jobs available and only low wages for the lucky few.
Things had to change. Generally, I'm not the most decisive person. I can procrastinate till the cows come home. Shall I? Sharn't I? Do I? Don't I? This can go on for hours / days / weeks... OK, you get the picture.
However, on this particular summer day I'd had enough. Along with my friend we booked a flight to Prague for the following week and I went in work the next day to hand my weeks notice in. Shocked, my manager impuned my intentions and whether I had found a job or a place to live there. The answer was no to both!
So a week later we landed in Prague and began to search for a flat. Well that was easy enough! Next on the list was a job. At the time this was also quite easy. Then the rest as they say was history. After a few small bumps in the road I gradually blended in and Prague became my new home.
Am I glad I moved to Prague?
YES YES YES!
OK, anyone who knows me will be the first to say I moan all the time! However, I have had a lot of great times in this city and met some amazing people and for that I'm grateful. Yes, I have met some complete tools too, but I'm guessing every city in the world has it's undesirables!!!!! Overall I don't regret it one bit.
It has also taught me a lot about myself. It's true what they say, you have to get lost to find yourself. Everyone needs to experience living in a foreign country, a different culture, language, food and immerse themselves. It's a great life lesson.
Haven't tried it yet?
THEN DO IT, IMMEDIATELY! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR EXACTLY?!
You need more convincing? Well over the next few months that is exactly what I will do. I will tell you exactly what it is like to live in Prague, the good, the bad and the downright ugly!
You have tried it?
Then tell me more, I'm interested! Don't be shy!
If you want to read about Prague, the Czech Republic and what it is like to live here then let me know. You can follow me on social media for all the updates to my blog. Over the coming months I will be extending my site, all aimed at bringing Prague closer to you. Or if you are thinking of taking that leap, I can help you become an expat! Please feel free to send me a message on the contact me tab if you have any questions, or follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ and more! I would love to hear your feedback.
If you want to work with me, please read my About section. I can review and spread the word about your business!
I'm also working on some City Guides. Check those out too!
For now, čau!
A Manc expat, usually found mooching around Prague, iphone in hand! Writer, blogger, amateur photographer and expert moaner! Tied to a desk with no hope of escape, or have I? Follow my blog and see! New stuff coming soon so watch this space!