Personally, I think that the government of the Czech Republic has done a great job in steering the country towards progress and improving the standard of living of the masses in the last 30 odd years post-Soviet Union rule.
These are 2 YouTube channels that I would highly recommend you to check out before making a trip to Prague. I really love both of their videos and I am sure you will find them inspiring and entertaining as well!
这是我强烈建议您在前往布拉格之前观看的两个 YouTube 频道。我很喜欢他们的两个视频，我相信您也会发现它们既鼓舞人心又有趣！
Another notable difference between the upbringing of Czechs and Singaporeans is the emphasis on developing a passion and life skills beyond academic achievements. Most of the groom’s friends who attended the wedding are his childhood pals who are part of the Scout community. The groom’s father was an active member of the local Scout community and they would go camping as a family with these friends since the groom was 6 years old. I can’t help feeling envious that the groom grew up in the Czech Republic where there are more mountainous terrains than Singapore. As a result of this exposure, the groom is usually the one who plans camping trips for the couple who are currently residing in Australia. When he visited Singapore, he was amused to see people camping in West Coast Park with a Macdonald’s outlet just a stone’s throw away.
Personally, I would love to spend more time hiking and camping in the wild but I am not surrounded by like-minded people right now. I believe I would if I continue to seek out this dream. While the groom was an active member of the Scout, his younger brother was enrolled in a dance school when he was 6-year-old. Today, his younger brother is a professional and competitive dancer who proclaimed to me that he dances at least 3 times a week. I believe these life skills served them well into their adulthoods and helped them build friendships that would probably last for lives.
My trip to Prague certainly exceeded my expectations and broke down all my preconceived notions of the city. I am planning to make another trip back to Prague next year with my parents. I would like to show them this wonderful city which is paradoxically old and modern at the same time.