The number of people newly infected with COVID-19 in the Czech Republic has been growing rapidly during the last couple of weeks. In response to this, hygienists decided to make wearing face masks mandatory in more places in Prague, where they have experienced the biggest spike in cases. Stricter countermeasures may follow in the next few weeks all over the country depending on the situation.
Despite many people’s original expectations that the pandemic situation would improve during summer, the number of new cases has been growing since most countermeasures were released. This and the fact that many experts are worried about the situation further worsening in autumn has led to some countermeasures being (re)introduced again in the Czech Republic. Some of them, like wearing face masks, were reintroduced nationwide while other countermeasures were reintroduced only in some regions.
After a long day of exploring Prague, you can relax in parks and ancient gardens. The Czech capital is one of the greenest cities in the world. There are about 200 parks and recreational areas scattered around the city. That’s a lot of parks and gardens of all kinds: it is very easy to find a place for recreation, picnic, entertainment or just communication with nature. For those who love nature, here is a list of their favourite parks in Prague to sit, sleep, and just hang out in.
Are you looking for a destination for your studies abroad? Then you should definitely consider the Czech Republic. More and more students decide to continue their Bachelor’s studies and get a Master’s Degree precisely in this country. Are you curious why? Do you want to know how you can benefit both personally and academically if you come to the Czech Republic? Here are all the answers! These are the reasons why the Czech Republic is one of the top destinations in 2020 for studying abroad.
If you are familiar with the history of Medieval Europe, then you surely know how much the continent was shaped by religion. It used to be an important part of people’s lives and religious figures held a lot of power. No wonder that a lot of money was spent on construction of sacral buildings such as churches, cathedrals, or monasteries. Churches and cathedrals had to be as beautiful as possible so people would respect (or fear) God and be willing to overcome their mundane suffering to rejoice later in the afterlife. Monasteries, on the other hand, were modest – one could not possibly reject earthly pleasures while surrounded by opulence!
A spa town may sound like a boring place appealing only for old or sick people. Quite the opposite! It is not only about treatments, massages, bathing, or drinking from natural healing streams. Spa towns attract all generations by its calming atmosphere or impressive architecture. Luhačovice is one of them.
The beginning of a new school year is slowly approaching and many people – especially teachers and parents – are worried about what may possibly come next. Summer parties will be replaced by opened schools with a high concentration of children in one place which could – according to some experts – lead to the coronavirus spreading faster. On the other hand, some experts believe that the newest strains of the virus are weaker and thus less dangerous than the previous ones.
Are you an architecture enthusiast? Well, then Brno is an absolute must for you! Besides mixing various architectural styles over the entire city, the city has several villas that are definitely worth a visit. Villas in Brno can be generally divided into two groups and whether you enjoy clean architecture or something more decorative, it definitely has a lot to offer. Are you a sworn minimalist? How about visiting villa Tugendhat or villa Stiassni? Or perhaps if you enjoy decorations and skilful art, you can visit Jurkovičova villa. Brno has it all.
There are many pools and ponds in Brno. Which ones to choose for a pleasant afternoon? Today I would like to introduce you to my top three. Přehrada, Kraví Hora or Riviera? That truly is the question! Are you searching for something in the city centre or do you want to get away from the rush and traffic for a bit? Do you like to swim in artificial pools or do you more enjoy spending time in nature? Brno offers you all of these, it’s up to you to choose.