Uherské Hradiště, an ancient fortress in the heart of Europe

Walls of Uherské Hradiště. Photo: Celia Pérez CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA Uherské Hradiště is located in the southeast of the Czech Republic, in the historical region of Moravia, close to the Slovak and Austrian borders. This town is the cultural heart of the Slovácko region, which can be translated as Slovak Moravia. Its name is dueSigue leyendo «Uherské Hradiště, an ancient fortress in the heart of Europe»

Uherské Hradiště: 75 years since the liberation

Welcoming the Soviet soldiers. Source: Enciklopedie Města Uherské Hradiště CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA May 8th is celebrated in the Czech Republic, as in other European countries, as Victory in Europe Day. This day commemorates the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies and thus the end of World War II in Europe. Before the warSigue leyendo «Uherské Hradiště: 75 years since the liberation»

Chronicle of a quarantine in the heart of Europe II

Uherské Hradiště’s train tracks. Photo: Isabel Gallego Nieto CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA The time passes slowly over these days. I came back to the flat almost a month ago. However, it seems like an eternity has gone by since my last days at the guesthouse. Days in which I followed- and I continue to follow- theSigue leyendo «Chronicle of a quarantine in the heart of Europe II»

Chronicle of a quarantine in the heart of Europe

«It is closed according to government orders», says this sign from a cafeteria in Uherské Hradiště. Photo: Celia Pérez CELIA PÉREZ CARRASCOSA It was 9:30 on Tuesday, March 10th when I arrived at Akropolis – a family centre – to teach Spanish as usual. That day only one student came to class and we wereSigue leyendo «Chronicle of a quarantine in the heart of Europe»