#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 Are you intrigued by ballet, opera or drama? We have great news. The National Theatre offers many expat-friendly performances this upcoming fall. With one ticket, you will buy not only brilliant art, but also the warm feeling that the music will create in your heart. So let’s dive right into the fall programmes and let ourselves go to the rhythm of music!
#LifeInCzechia If you arrive at Prague main train station and walk 5 minutes through Wenceslas Square, the National Museum will welcome you with its monumental building. This institution has eye-opening exhibitions. If you decide to visit it, you will be surrounded by knowledge from past to present in its authentic interior. So let’s dive right into this well of knowledge!
#LifeInCzechia Are you moving to Czechia soon and don’t know Czech language? English is mostly spoken only by younger Czechs, but if you know at least some words , it will definitely make your life easier. We have good news! When you first arrive in Czechia, you will be exposed to some Czech words naturally and you’ll never forget them! So let me tell you the words that I learned impulsively and let’s discover Czech basics 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 Have you heard of functionalism in architecture? According to this architectural style, buildings should be designed based on their function. Want to see some? You should come to Brno! The Czech Republic’s second-largest city has many unique functionalist architectural gems. They are not only important for their architectural features but also because they represent the history and lifestyle of their era. So let’s dive right in and feel the vibe of early 20th century Brno!
#LifeInCzechia As the locals frequently say, Brno isn’t a city, Brno is a lifestyle. And that goes for our art as well. People often joke that all the art that has been rejected in other Czech cities as too peculiar or outlandish ends up in Brno. Whether it’s true or not, the city really is full of unique sculptures and art installations that are definitely selfie-worthy and Instagram-ready. Here are 5 of our favourites and we’d love to know yours!
#LifeInCzechia Moving to a foreign country is already difficult and being a member of a minority can complicate matters even more. If you’re a foreigner who’s also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you may sometimes feel lonely or even encounter discrimination in Czechia. June is upon us, which means it’s almost pride month. And we’re here to give you a couple of tips on queer-friendly events you definitely don’t want to miss this summer and early fall.
#LifeInCzechia Do you love movies? Would you like to get into Czech filmography? Are you tired of watching animated films in Czech dubbing because they’re “for kids”? You can stop worrying. Brno’s most unique cinema Kino Art has introduced a new film cycle for foreigners called Expat Friendly! You’ll be able to catch both older and newer Czech films as well as other foreign films (e.g. Spanish or French), cult classics of various genres, and enjoy animations in their original sound.
#LifeInCzechia Are you a connoisseur of culture? Is the theatre important to you? Then you should consider becoming a friend of National Theatre Brno. You will certainly find gratification in donating in aid to the excellent productions there. What is more, as a friend of the theatre, you’ll gain special friends-only exclusive benefits that will enrich your life. Are you in?