Cultural heritage inscribed on the skin

When I first saw pictures of Frank greeting some well-known Czech personalities a very traditional, yet unusual manner, my curiosity led me to contact him to ask a question: How on Earth, did Czech and Māori cultures connect? Frank Tomas Grapl Junior is calling himself MāoriAvian or CzechoMaor (or for Czechs: Maoravak). This is a […]

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Return to the motherland

Her kindness and cooking talent have inspired many in the Slovak community living in the USA, where she’s known as: “Cooking Baking Danda“. We’re pleased to have interviewed 92-year-old Ms. Darina, who lived in California for the last 25 years but recently returned to her native country. KITnDO: Was the pandemic the main reason you […]

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Creating opportunities for Czech-American millennials to discover their roots

In the 19th century many immigrants from the present-day Czech Republic, settled in Texas, U.S.. It has influenced a local culture, still perceptible in this region. We can here find a town named Praha, and listen to Polka at different festivals or in pubs. How is the new generation perpetuating traditions? We interviewed Austin, who […]

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Let’s help us to grow!

Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you well. Certainly, for many of you, 2020 was a challenging year in many aspects. Personally, I feel incredibly lucky that my family, close friends, and I have all remained healthy. I can’t say the same for the rest of my plans, impacted by the pandemic. Development of […]

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“Fusakle”: the story behind socks that start a conversation

Name “FUSAKLE” comes from the word the older generation used to call socks. The founder of this Slovak brand, Jan Angus, got the idea of his business thanks to travelling abroad. Indeed, anytime he was looking for souvenirs he was not satisfied buying a mere trinket that would stay on a shelf getting dusty and […]

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The emergence of food survival guide for expats

Today we interviewed Estelle, well known among French foodies living in the US, for whom she simplifies the life, literally! She shares her experience from cooking with the ingredients her new country has to offer, so her compatriots do not have to go through the same hassles of trials and errors. KITnDO: To start, can […]

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American Expats in the UK: Tips, Testimony and Guidance

About 200,000 Americans are living all over the United Kingdom – most in the capital city of London, England.  With both countries having such close ties to each other, it makes sense that thousands choose the UK as home. I personally lived in South London for about three years with my dual-citizen husband, and we […]

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What is a Digital Nomad?

Location independent jobs are not a new concept, but have been growing in popularity the last few years. People who have these types of careers often label themselves as ‘digital nomads’. This means they may hold true to the old ways of roaming or not having a base, but they are connected digitally through their […]

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6 Benefits of Living Abroad for a Year (or More!)

Whether you plan to be living abroad for a year or hope to be an expat more permanently, there are endless benefits to trying out a new place. People worldwide will leave their ‘home country’ to experience other cultures, enjoy new job opportunities, study abroad or simply change their lifestyle. Not only is it exciting, […]

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