Today, we have the pleasure to get to know Oldrich Lang, our Expat & Immigration Consultant in Brno, a little bit better. Oldrich, or so-called Olda, has been working at Foreigners for the past eight months. He is 30 years old, living with his girlfriend and their dog Tedko. Originally, he comes from a small town of Hustopeče, located in the South Moravian Region. But for about the last 10 years he has been living in Brno, except for two years, when he was traveling in the US, Canada, and New Zealand.
In reaction to the ban on mass gatherings as one of the measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, many individuals, organizations, and companies had to shift holding events from the offline environment to the online world. We, at Foreigners, did it, and so the Czech Center New York, an institution introducing Czech culture to the audience in the most populous city in the United States.
Recently, we held a live-stream on our Facebook page in which we talked about how the current situation has been affecting renting, selling, and purchasing apartments and houses in the Czech Republic.
For those of you who prefer reading instead of watching the stream, we present a summary of the stream.
My internship in the Czech Republic didn’t turn out to be quite close to what I’d expected when I was applying last year. I was looking forward to taking advantage of living in central Europe and traveling around. But who could predict such an outcome either way? A pandemic? Really? Are these the 90s or something?
Two months. Two months in complete lockdown, in a state of an emergency, with borders closed, masks, disinfectants, one-usage gloves, hospitalizations, even deaths, and many more repercussions. But every storm subsides. This quarantine did too. Patience was the key to it all. Patience, positivity, and a well-structured routine to get through your day.
If you need to know one thing about me, that is, I have zero orientation skills. None. And that’s a fact. Maybe I even like it that way since every day is kind of a mystery. You never know where I might end up at. It might be a complete disaster or an awesome story to tell. For example, I’m living for a while now as an expat in the Czech city of Brno and I still keep getting lost all the time.
Portugal, a small country bordering the Atlantic Ocean, over the almost ten centuries of history, has created an extensive gastronomic culture. With the Atlantic and Mediterranean influences as a result of the great navigations, the Portuguese cuisine presents a wide variety that mirrors the landscape, cultural heritage and resources available in each region.
Are you stuck in a foreign country all by yourself? This epidemic destroyed your plans? Well then, that makes two of us. This year, I decided to do my internship abroad, to be more exact in Brno, here, in the Czech Republic.
When I started this internship at Foreigners I had different expectations and plans. I thought I’d be able to travel a lot, visit new cities, or even different countries. I thought I’d be able to meet new people. But things don’t always go as planned and sometimes you might get yourself in an unpredictable situation.
Take a deep breath of fresh air, stretch your legs, and rest your body in the beautiful natural corners of the Moravian region. You can find the proper peace of mind exploring near Brno with HoppyGo.
In the HoppyGo app, you can rent from more than 150 cars directly from owners in Brno. Why not easily rent a car in your neighborhood for an attractive price with no paper contracts and hit the road this weekend? HoppyGo offers a wide range of car types for any occasion, particularly trips to the beautiful nature of the Moravian region.
Do you know the motto “seize the day”? Well, since last year that’s a rule I promised myself to live by, even when the comfort of everyday life is overwhelming. And trust me, I am so glad I did because otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to sit down and narrate to you my latest adventures. So please, take a seat and let’s begin!