I live in the Czech Republic and have been dabbling in raw foodism for 2 years. And considering the concerted effort I put into abusing my body throughout my 20's - it couldn't have come a moment too soon!
I vary in between 60-90 percent raw. On the few occasions I've had to eat a SAD diet for a few days (usually because of work conferences and bad planning on my part) I've come back ill and depressed.
I'm an athlete (although not professional) I love running in half marathons. I also love martial arts and Bikram yoga.
The main problem i find in the Czech republic is getting ingredients. There is an abundance of fruit and veg, but little organic and no fancy stuff like cacao butter, nibs etc, but i just found algave syrup after searching for a year - hurrah!
My favourite discovery is that if you peel and freeze a banana and then use a hand blender on it - it totally changes the taste and is better than any ice cream I ever tasted!
peas and love