Day 2 of Advent: Advent Wreath

Christmas wreaths are a common part of Christmas celebrations in most countries, but do you know what each of the four candles symbolizes? Can there actually be more than four candles? Where did this tradition come from? Or how you can make your own advent wreath? Don’t worry, all of these questions will be answered in this article.

Coronavirus in Czechia: More COVID-19 Restrictions to Be Loosened on Thursday

On Thursday, December 3 more of the COVID-19 restrictions will be released in accordance with the PES system as decided by the Czech government on Sunday, November 29. Possibly the biggest changes relate to opening stores and restaurants, though the limit on the number of people at stores remains in place. At the same time, the Minister of Health suggested another extension of the state of emergency.

Trip to Třebíč: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Do you like to discover new places in the Czech Republic? Now it’s the best time! Since travelling around the world is limited, we can still explore beautiful places and corners in the Czech territory that we may haven’t known about. So many local cities have something special to offer! Třebíč city is situated in the western part of Moravia, on the south-western tip of the region Vysočina. It is known mainly for the history of the city, as tourists can appreciate many unique monuments.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Limits on the Number of People in Stores

From Wednesday, November 18, the government introduced a limit on the number of people present in stores at the same time to further decrease the number of new COVID-19 cases. This was decided by the government on Monday, November 16, after photos of stores like Lidl being packed with people started circulating on social media. At the same time, opening hours of stores were extended to 9:00 PM so everyone would be able to do their grocery shopping.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Releasing Restrictions in Accordance with PES System

The Czech government has introduced a so-called PES system (“Protiepidemický systém” for long and also “dog” in Czech) – a guide for releasing the restrictions introduced to combat the coronavirus pandemic. This plan uses five different levels and a score ranging from 1 to 100 to describe the current epidemiological situation in Czechia. In accordance with the levels and the score, the current restrictions will be either released or – if the situation starts getting worse again – tightened.

Tip for a Trip – a Day in Velké Meziříčí

Do you miss travelling? Would you like to go for a one day trip? We may have a tip for the destination you will fall in love with! Only a few cities in the Czech Republic can be seen from such a height as Velké Meziříčí. One of the highway bridges – the highest highway bridge in the Czech Republic – on the D1 route from Prague to Bratislava leads over the city. From the highway, you can see Velké Meziříčí in the palm of your hand. Velké Meziříčí is a town in the Vysočina Region and it is 52 kilometres from Brno. 

Tenant’s Manual: Feel at Home in the Czech Republic

Are you moving to the Czech Republic? Living abroad is an exciting but challenging experience at the same time. Sometimes, renting an apartment can be complicated and we certainly want you to feel at home abroad! That’s why it’s useful to have someone or something to help you out. We prepared the tenant’s manual to make it easier for you and we have summed up some important points.

Tips to Trade Second-Hand in Czechia: It’s Better Than You Think

Did you just move into your new home and have a lot of stuff on your shopping list? Maybe a new table, a reading lamp, a cooking wok or a comfortable chair? Or vice versa, you are going to move out, and you need to get rid of everything in your flat. Or you are one of those people who care about the planet and try to reduce their carbon footprint.