Hi my name is Elizabeth. I am ten years old. I was born the 12th of March, 1988 in Prauge,Czech Republic. Czech Republic was not a free country when I was born. It was Czechoslovakia. In 1994 Czechoslovakia split into Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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Czech Republic is a wonderful place to visit. It has many cultures and stories that are unlike to the whole world.
One thing about different countries are toys. The kind of toys that Czech Republic used to have are corn husk dolls. They were handmade by each person that had one. Other toys were things children made from scraps of material they found in their homes.
Now Czech Republic is full of toys and dolls, jigsaw puzzles and other games. However there are no Toys-R-US stores, Safeways or other large stores. Other things that are not in Czech Republic are: nintendo, malls, garage sales, different varieties of candy, you can't camp in camp sites and many other things. The stores in Czech Republic are small old fashioned stores that various people own.
A small store in Krosovice hires ladies to stay up during the night and make pastries. All the things in the bakeries are hand made. The bread in Czech Republic is different than the bread in America Loafs of bread are oval shaped and sold in the small bakeries sometimes if you go to the bakery,early in the morning they will give you hot bread right from the oven.
Some of Czech Republic is farmland. It is exactly the opposite of New Your City.
The Pets there are pigs, rabbits and chickens. These are kept for food. Some people have goats and cats too. These are not many people who keep pets as friends. Cats are kept to catch mice, dogs to keep away burglars, chickens for eggs and rabbits and pigs for meat.
The holidays that are celebrated are Christmas, Easter and some others. The Czech dinner for Christmas eve is trout with potato salad and the people there believe that baby Jesus gives all the presents. The presents are opened on Christmas Eve.
When I was in Czech Republic I went to school. The whole class is one grade. We went to P.E. all the kids had to change in the same class room. It was sort of embarrasing at first but I got used to it. When ever you are in the school you have to wear slippers that you bring from home.
The grades there are 1,2,3,4,5, one is good and five is a horrible score to get. I got no fives when I was there. Break is short and you have to stay in the class room. The teacher practically strangles you when you play "chase" during break. Also whenever any teacher comes in you have to stand up and say
"Good day" to them. In Czech nobody dares to interrupt the teacher while they are teaching. They are always called "Pani Ucitellco" which means Mrs teacher or some thing like that. The schools start at 7:30 am. The homework is at least another hour each day.
In all I lived in Czech Republic for 2 years. I was two years old when we left. We visit Czech Republic a lot. I even went to school there for a while. The thing I liked best was visiting my grandma and buying hot bread.