About this blog

I’m an Irish chap currently living in Hobart, Tasmania and loving it. This place is special and I still have so much to see! You’re probably wondering what living in Hobart has to do with the name Czeching Out? This blog started back in early 2013 when I moved to the Czech Republic for two years. I started this blog as a way of sharing that adventure with those interested in moving there or finding out what’s there to see in the Czech Republic. Now that I live in Tasmania, I’m continuing that original goal of sharing my experience with others.

I try to get out as often as possible to explore new sights and places but also enjoy revisiting locations and seeing what’s changed. I’m very much into my photography and have enjoyed exploring different aspects of it over the past few years. It’s resulted in a few paid gigs here in Tasmania and I’m hoping to keep improving and work on more projects with interesting people in Tasmania over the coming months.

Most posts will be in the format of a few hundred words about the subject and then I’ll share some photos to give a better picture of what it was like. Of course, neither a thousand words or even a picture can truly do a place justice so I highly encourage people to come to Tassie and check out what makes it such a special place.

You can of course read all about my past wanderings around the Czech Republic and other countries by using the menu above.

Thanks for reading!


On top of Mount Ossa, Tasmania’s highest peak.

Get in touch

Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions about life in Tasmania, The Czech Republic, Photography, or anything else. I’m most active on Instagram and try to post regularly there before putting together a larger blog post for the website.

19 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. James, came across your blog and am quite interested in talking to you about some freelance work. Can you get in touch with me?

    I too am in Pardubice

    1. Thank you so much for the offer, we’ve been lucky to have lovely people driving us places so far but definitely need to look into getting on the road ourselves.

  2. Dear James
    My name is Joe Pinzone and I’m casting an international travel show about expats moving abroad. We’d love to film in the Czech Republic and wanted to know if you could help us find expats who have moved there within the last 15 months or have been there for 3-4 years, but recently moved into a new home. The show documents their move to a new country and will place the country in fabulous light. The contributors on the show would also receive monetary compensation if they are filmed. If you’d like more information, please give me a call at 212-231-7716 or skype me at joefromnyc. You can also email me at joepinzone@leopardusa.com. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Joe Pinzone
    Casting Producer
    P: 212-231-7716
    Skype: Joefromnyc

  3. Hey James,
    I’m Irish and just moved to Prague, and I was wondering if you could help me out with some Irish communities around here or something that you may have encountered while you were in CZ?!


    1. Hi Ciara,

      Unfortunately we didn’t get into Prague too often other than to go to the airport so I didn’t get a chance to socialise much there. Expats.cz is probably your best bet. One of my former colleagues is Irish and she works in the Prague office so I could put you in touch with her maybe. It’s a very multicultural city though so you should have no problem meeting people of all backgrounds which can be fun 🙂

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