The minds of foreign exchange students boggle, nutrition consultants pull their hair, you won't have enough. Sprinkle with sugar and pour butter over!
An old Czech proverb says that there is no pie to munch on without a hrad work. We say that there are no dumplings to munch on without a hard work. Come with us to the border of the Pardubice and Hradec Králové regions to the small village of Podůlšany.
Podůlšany lies in the fertile Elbe lowlands, where farmers thrive, still growing in local vast plain fields something else than oilseed rape, which has been domineering the Czech countryside in recent years. Apples and cherries from Libčany, vegetables from Plotiště and strawberries from Podůlšany. And we will test the quality of those strawberries on our adventure trip. We will take you to Mr. Novák's field, pick the sweetest strawberries in the buckets with our own hands and then head to the garden of Lenka Voltrová, who will introduce us to the preparation of a typical Czech dish – leavened strawberry dumplings.
Your hands will not stay idle on our trip; under the supervision of Mr. Novák and Mrs. Voltrová, they will be transformed into so much celebrated so-called golden Czech hands. You pick the strawberries in self-picking, which is very popular among Czechs of all generations, and then process them yourselves into a traditional sweet treat. Because home-cooked meal tastes best!
And as cleanliness is next to godliness, collective cleaning will be the final activity that will help you to burn excess sugar in your body after lunch.
Is your mouth watering yet? Or are you just bursting to experience enriching encounters outside your usual cultural and social circles? Remember that there is no cake without work and book a place on our exclusive tour.
“Upcycling is the process of converting waste material or unnecessary products into new materials or products of superior quality.” It is the oppo- site of downcycling, which, unlike upcycling, reduces product quality. - wikipedia.org
“Reality is all that (really) exists in contrast to mere assumptions, ideas, illu- sions, plans, wishes, possibilities, etc.” - wikipedia.org
“BDSM or love? Bath or shower? Latex or leather? Get stung by a bee or a wasp? Buy oneself flowers or buy flowers to others? Ecstasy or viral infection?"
These are among key questions in the tender for the sole participant in a precisely reconstructed record of “reality”. The course of a detailed psychological analysis of the trip participants is a screen that only one person – exactly fitting into the prepared construct – passes through.
What is reality? And does it exist, if we try to capture it and thus influence it? Only one of the sixteen participants will witness the reconstruction of the banal everydayness that is transformed into new materials and products of better quality.
We will walk through the city landscape (aprox. 6 km). That is the only way to observe, look for hints, take notes. Together we will be members of the very first exploration of Ústí nad Labem. We’ll focus on the architecture and urbanism, history, locals, street-fashion, vibe of the remote businesses and places, where the time seems to have stopped. The genius loci. And there may be a treasure on the end of our journey in the second-hand eden. We’ll help you to find the souvenir that fits the best only and just to you. Our journey will be paused for several breaks to refresh ourselves, to have a chat over our observations and inspiration - so crucial when creating the contemporary urban-folk-costume. We look forward to all the new points of view and approaches. We will get to know the city in an brand new way.
The journey through the land of extinct volcanoes and the Elbe river valley is a pleasure for one’s eyes and soul at the same time. It will take us a bit more than hour so be sure to wear comfy shoes - the roads are solid. Keep an eye on the weather forecast. It might get quite hot so have some water please. Cameras and notebooks may come in handy.
A typical Czech trip to a typical Czech pond. A snack, a blanket and a hat will come in handy. Swimsuits, for the braver ones. Typical idleness, typical staring at the water. So typical.
Staying at one place all day and minimizing the frequency of altering sensations. Calming your mind, escaping from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Putting yourself in the mood for the space, settling in it and feeling the quiet presence of water. Remembering that water is an element with its specific energy and not just utility fluid flowing from our taps.
The water goblin, a creature closely connected with Czech ponds, knows a good deal about this. The pond is his home, and, in exchange, he provides water areas with care.
Give and take.
That is what water goblin is. He will take care of you, but it won't be free. Just a typical Czech water goblin. Wondering who the water goblin is? What is he like? Come and spend a day in the immediate proximity to him. The water goblin will be a novel guide to your typical day at the pond – an area that he has explored like no one else.
There are no toilets in the area of travel, just the surrounding forest. Participants will spend the whole day in the countryside by the water, so we recommend appropriate clothing and other essentials at your discretion. Drinking water and food will be provided.
In the immediate vicinity of Prague, there are unique natural locations occupied by specific Czech "tribes" of tramps and mushroom pickers, surrounded by unique mythology.
Come with us to nearby forests in the footsteps of legendary tramp bards and lovers of mushroom picking, set out with us to find forgotten stories from ancient chronicles and mushroom guides.
We will provide you with original gear and equipment for your trip so that you can cope with any unexpected situation and, in case of danger, merge with the authentic environment.
Come with us - eternal wanderers escaping the urban jungle - to experience, at least for a few hours, a wild romance in nature, on a journey that is an adventurous and exciting destination in itself.
Take 10 kg of good mood with you. For you own safety no flip-flops please.
Refreshments provided during the trip, musical instruments welcome.
We offer to the participants of this expedition an afternoon wandering with an evening catharsis in the picturesque Prague quarter of Spořilov. Due to its peculiarity and infrastructure isolation, it is an inhabited island of sorts.
The First-Republic garden town offers a harmonious blurring of urban-rural differences, respects and cultivates individuality, particularly its voluntary modesty. Spořilov's urbanism offers a generous and absolutely unique arrangement of public space. Unfortunately, although the values of this city district are inspiring and unique, they have been gradually degrading since the 1970s, mainly due to both amateurish and professional reconstructions and lack of heritage protection. The purpose of the trip is sightseeing, a survey of current real estate offers, their real state, a common reflection on their possible reconstruction and future use. The desired goal of the expedition is an investment in one of the properties, which is contingent on winning lottery.
Participants of the expeditions will be paid food and drink in local restaurants and a bundle of Sazka or Eurojackpot lottery tickets, which will be drawn the same day. Meeting at 3 pm at the Spořilov stop, terminal of 14 and 11 tram lines – in the First Beer Tramway pub.
We are group of students and our artistic production can be classified as something between a classical theatre and fine art. So why do we say that Prague is not Czech? Us personally is a great example of the centripetal forc- es of our capital - the way it absorbs both our careers and artistic work. Our exhibition is there to point out the variety of identities od each region and the influence they had - and still are having - on the shape of the so-called national culture.The Prague Quadriennal, one of the biggest exhibitions of the stage design and theatre space, is a way too big opportunity for us so we don’t want to
The travel agency Prague is not Czech will offer visitors of the Prague Quadri- ennal 6 trips introducing Czech phenomenon of tramping, Slavic mythology, socially excluded boroughs, work and gastronomy, but even a urbanistic par- adoxes of our capital. We would not be able to make it on our own so there are quite few people helping us out with the trips: students of JAMU and FaVU in Brno, DAMU in Prague, girls from the arts-anthropology group called Czechia and theatre director and artist Michal Pěchouček.
Become a part of our exhibition and join us for a trip beyond the borders of the tourist center - into the deep woods, fertile lowlands, to places where the history of our country left a deep scar.Let’s discover what lies ahead of us in the Czech groves. Let’s experience that Prague is not Czech!
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