#LatestNewsCzechia As you probably know, the energy crisis in Czechia isn’t going away anytime soon. And with the heating season starting earlier this year, things might get financially difficult for some households. This article sums up how the Czech government is fighting energy poverty and what you can do at home to stay warm without going bankrupt.
#LifeInCzechia Do you often use public transport in Pilsen and the Pilsen region? Make your life easier with the Pilsen card! You can easily pay for tickets in public transport vehicles and even for services outside of public transport. Besides the obvious, you get discounts in the Bonus program (e.g. the Pilsen ZOO, Pilsner Urquel brewery, and more) and have an electronic overview of all completed transactions. Learn more about it in this article!
#LifeInCzechia Do you have a TV or/and a radio in your home? Are you in Czechia on either long-term residence permit or a permanent residence permit? Then you’re most likely obligated to pay what we call “concessionary fees”. These fees are used to finance public television and radio institutions in Czechia and have to be paid monthly by every household and business that owns a TV or a radio. Read this article to learn more.
#LifeInCzechia It’s harvest time, which means the land will be giving us a lot of its riches, from grains to fruits and mushrooms. And as an expat living in the Czech Republic, you should know that Czechs are passionate pickers! Join us and plunge into the woods and sides of the roads to gather what you can and use it to make some delicious treats, from teas and jams to syrups and liqueurs!
#LifeInCzechia Public transportation might seem like a jungle in every new city – but it doesn’t have to! Pilsen is perfectly accessible via trams, trolleybuses, and buses. And once you get used to it, you’ll easily use it every day in order to avoid traffic jams and save money on gas (especially with today’s prices). Want to know more? Let’s dive into the Pilsen public transport system together!
#LifeInCzechia We’re in the middle of summer, which means our gardens, orchards, and greenhouses are filled with this year’s bounty of produce, including berries, pit fruits and veggies such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Meadow flowers are also in season. You can find all of this (and more) in one magical spot in Brno – the Vegetable Market in the city centre.
#LifeInCzechia As you may have noticed, prices of energy, rent, food and services have recently gone up in Czechia. Inflation is high. Although this seems to be happening due to war in Ukraine, the truth is somewhere else. Unfortunately, this event is still relatively fresh and hasn’t fully affected our economy yet. There are other factors that are contributing to inflation. They include the energy crisis in Europe and the housing crisis in Czechia.
Are you wondering if you’re eligible for Czech citizenship? There are different ways to obtain a Czech passport, including descent, naturalization, and declaration. A Czech passport provides you with many advantages including the freedom to travel to 183 different countries with visa-free access. You would be able to live, work and travel in all 28 member countries of the EU. We have listed requirements for each of the options on how to be granted Czech citizenship.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Czech cuisine is quite heavy and fatty, so it can be a shock to a foreigner’s system. However, not all of the traditional Bohemian, Moravian, and Silesian dishes are like that. For example, Czechs tend to enjoy soups, which tend to be a little bit lighter. In this article, we’re going to talk about 5 traditional Czech soups – perfect for the upcoming autumn temperatures.
The Cathedral of Saint Peter and Paul is probably the first thing you will notice upon your arrival to Brno. The city of Brno is full of beautiful churches, 45 to be precise, but the Basilica of St. Peter and Paul stands out from the rest and embodies one of the symbols of the town. If you’ve heard of Brno, chances are you’ve also heard of “Petrov”. This impressive monument was built on the Petrov hill from which it gets its nickname. No matter where you stand in Brno, the cathedral is looking down on you and has been doing so since the 11th and 12th centuries.