Czech National Pastime: Picking Mushrooms, Berries, and Herbs

#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!

Public Transport in Pilsen: How Does it Work?

#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!

Unbe-leaf-able Greens: Have You Been to Brno’s Vegetable Market?

#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.

Why Are the Prices of Accommodation, Food and Services in Czechia Currently on the Rise?

#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.

How to Become a Czech Citizen: All You Need to Know about Citizenship Certificate

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. 

Enjoy Cosy Autumn Days with These 5 Traditional Czech Soups

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.

Petrov: a Worldwide Symbol of Brno and Why Its Bells Ring an Hour Ahead

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.

5 Spots to Cool Down in Brno during Summer

Summer is already here and with it comes high temperatures. At this time of the year, we are all seeking cool and shade. Are you running out of ideas about what you can do during summer in Brno to hide from the heat? To help you cope with these high temperatures, here is a list of 5 places where you can cool down and relax in Brno and its surroundings.

Tip for a Trip: Bílovice nad Svitavou, the Land of the Cunning Little Vixen

If you ever head north-east of Brno, you’re bound to pass through Bílovice nad Svitavou. At first it may seem there is not much to see in this little town aside from its unique red brick church and the Svitava river. But Bílovice has so much more to offer! Let us introduce you properly to this magical storybook place – the land of The Cunning Little Vixen and Forest, Hills and Waters.

Tomivo Gelato: Fancy a Scoop of Artisanal Ice Cream Made with Fresh Ingredients?

The tropical temperatures have been hitting full force in recent days in the Czech Republic. But with a scoop of ice cream like this, it’s easier to handle the heat, don’t you think? If you’re wondering where to go in Olomouc for this cold treat, make sure you go to Ztracená Street, where you’ll find a relatively new ice cream parlor called Tomivo Gelato in the vicinity of Horní náměstí. And you won’t regret your visit!