• Bulgaria!

    Bulgaria: An old Turkish bridge. Go Now!

    The isolated mountains of Bulgaria hide cultural gems around every corner, including this old Turkish bridge in the Rhodopi Mountains. Explore Bulgaria!

  • Italy!

    Italy: Rome' historic buildings. Go Now!

    Crumbling buildings in Rome (pictured) only add to the atmosphere in a country where old is redefined and western civilization begins. Explore Italy!

  • Portugal!

    Portugal: Palace of Pena. Go Now!

    Although next to the seas and made famous by trade, Portugal boasts dynamic landscapes and architecture, including the Palace of Pena (pictured) near the town of Sintra. Go to Portugal!

  • Denmark!

    Denmark: Landscape. Go Now!

    From cities like Copenhagen to islands, beaches, and vast fields (pictured), Denmark offers incredible history, architecture, scenery, and more. Begin Your Journey!

  • Czech Republic!

    Czech Republic: Astronomical Clock in Prague. Go Now!

    Czech Republic
    The Astronomical Clock in Prague (pictured) makes every tourist list, but the towns, including Cesky Krumlov, and the mountains offer a change of pace. Go Now!

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    With a unique language, foods, architecture, and identity, Armenia is a fascinating country and culture unlike no other in the world. Begin Your Journey!

Social Life in the Czech Republic


The Czechs are very well aware of the world around them as well as the differences in opinions and behaviors. Because of this they are quite understanding of various cultures and foreigners so odd behaviors are generally accepted (but not encouraged).

Your behavior should begin with modesty as being loud, rude, showing off wealth, or dressing provocatively will get you stares. Likewise, placing yourself above others or boasting is viewed negatively.

As a visitor to the Czech Republic, just try to follow the lead of the locals by dressing in like manner (see below for details), dining in the local etiquette (see our Czech Republic Dining & Food Page), and avoid sensitive conversation topics, such as politics, finances, and business unless initiated by your local counterpart.


The traditional dress in Czech Republic is call kroj (kroje is plural), which is rooted in historic Europe and has slight variations from region to region. For the women, this dress consisted of white shirts, a usually sleeve-less vest, a long skirt, an apron, perhaps a belt, and a cloth to cover the head. The particular designs and styles from region to region varied, but white and black seem to be found on all of them to some degree. For the men, white shirts, vests, and pants were the norm.

Today this traditional clothing is uncommon, but can sometimes be found during special events or in folk museums. More common today is modern western-styled clothing, which can vary just as it does throughout Europe and the world.

As a visitor to Czech Republic there are few to no true dress restrictions. Just dress for the occasion as business settings and churches require more formal and conservative dress, while sightseeing or hiking in the mountains has few restrictions, as shorts are commonly accepted, as are short-sleeved shirts. However, sunbathing naked or women sunbathing topless is only permitted in certain places so always be sure to know where this is allowed before doing so.

This page was last updated: November, 2013