Am I a Foreigner or Not? Story of a Czech/Luxembourgish Student in Brno

Hi, my name is Anna, I am 22 years old, and I am currently living in Brno. I was born and raised in Luxembourg, with a double nationality, Luxembourgish and Czech.
I lived in Luxembourg until my graduation in 2018, however, I visited my relatives and friends in the Czech Republic during my whole life. Living in a bi-lingual household, the language never was an issue whenever I came here.

Winter Swimming to Strengthen Your Immunity and Psyche: How to Start and What Rules to Follow

Winter swimming is not just a passing trend, even though it might seem so when we see photos of half-naked celebrities filling their Instagram showing their frozen smiles with the winter landscape in the background. Winter swimming has a long history starting when its beneficial effects on the human immune system have been confirmed.

Calling All Coffee Lovers: Hidden Coffee Gems of Brno

Last week on Brno Instagram we prompted you with a question ‘what is your favourite café in Brno?’ The intention was to support both our and your favourite businesses and of course to unfold new places where to enjoy the beverage of mortals: the coffee! Have a look through your top picks of Brno’s hidden coffee gems.

Find Colourful Stones in Olomouc and Join in This Nationwide Pastime

You may have come across some painted stones while walking through the city of Olomouc nowadays. No, they’re not homework from art class forgotten by random kids but a nationwide pastime. You can join in and have fun by painting stones and/or placing them in different locations so that other people could notice them. The person that finds the stone could move it somewhere else. This way, the painted stones can travel, for example, to the other end of the country or even abroad.

Day 24 of Advent: Christmas’ Eve

It’s the morning of December 24. The long-awaited day has come – Christmas Eve. The cookies are baked, everything is beautifully tidy, the decorated Christmas tree smells gorgeously and the family is together. How do we – Czechs spend Christmas Day? In fact, each family has its own customs and traditions, but let’s see what activities are most common during this magical day.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Moving Back to PES Level 5

The government announced that the Czech Republic will move back to the highest 5th level of the anti-epidemic PES system from Sunday, December 27. Due to the increased number of infected people by Covid-19, the Minister of Health Jan Blatný decided to announce new measures, that will last until 10 January 2021. 

The 23 day of Advent: Christmas Recipe of Beehives

Do you already have any plans for the Christmas holiday? What about baking? Besides watching Christmas movies, you can make delicious cookies by yourself! Isn’t it a great way of spending your free time? Maybe it could be a present for your friends or family, the gifts made by yourself are always the best ones! 

Day 22 of Advent: Czech Traditional Xmas Meal

Christmas undoubtedly includes Christmas Eve dinner, which is also the highlight of Christmas Eve. People are dressed very nicely and all the families get together. Czechs care a lot about the traditional Christmas menu, which is served on the evening of December 24. So what are the original and traditional recipes? The fish soup and fried carp with potato salad.

Olomouc: Places You Can Visit in Winter

Planning to visit Olomouc? Do you know where you can have some fun there during wintertime? Cold mornings, unpleasant wind, but also a relaxed Christmas atmosphere and snowflakes that will put a smile on our faces. Even during winter, you can have great fun. If you’re thinking about where to go for a weekend or just in the afternoon after work, take a look at our list of interesting places that are worth your visit in the center of Olomouc and its surroundings at this time of year.

Day 21 of Advent: Veselé vánoční hody

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without carols. While many people prefer modern Christmas songs, it’s usually the traditional carols people prefer to sing. After all, they are usually much less difficult to sing as they – at least in most cases – don’t require large vocal range and good singing skills. Not everybody can, for example, manage to sing the main song from Tři oříšky pro Popelku. So it is no wonder that the carol Veselé vánoční hody is one of the most popular ones in the Czech Republic.