We are rebranding! A Peek Behind the Scenes of our New Visual

#ForeignersTeam After more than 13 years in business, we have decided to change our visual! And we are in love with our new corporate identity! The light green colour was replaced by a more sophisticated dark green. Why did we opt to do this? And what is involved in a change like this? You can read all about this in the following article!

“I enjoy making order out of chaos.” Interview with Chief Operating Officer Alena Holubcová

#LifeinCzechia She’s always been interested in how things work. She’s also one of Foreigners’ oldest employees. Alena Holubcová brings innovative solutions to already established processes to increase their efficiency. As such, she ends up saving herself and her colleagues hours of work. In the interview, she explained what her position entails and what she enjoys the most about it. 

Adopting a Pet in the Czech Republic

Who hasn’t felt a little bit lonely in the past coronavirus year with little to none social life and outdoor activities kept to a bare minimum? Multiple sources have stated that ever since the global pandemic, the rate of pet adoption has skyrocketed all over the world. How is it with pet adoption in the Czech Republic, the country where almost every second person is a dog owner?

Municipal Waste Fees: Different in Every Czech City

Waste-collection is one of those topics you don’t think about every day. However, you should think about it at least once a year when it’s time to pay the municipal waste fee – especially if you live in Brno, Hradec Králové, and Olomouc. You may have not known this, but whether you have to pay or don’t depends on where in Czechia you live. Especially if you’re an expat. 

Remote Haven: Work “From Home” from the Magical Island of Madeira

As COVID-19 measures keep tightening in workplaces all around Czechia, most people believe that they have to choose between working at the office under restrictions or working from the isolation of their homes. But did you know there was a third option? An increasing number of young professionals have been temporarily leaving their homes for the island of Madeira to work from the stimulating safety of its digital nomad community. One of the places on Madeira you can choose for your “voluntary exile” is Bogdan Danchuk’s Remote Haven.

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.

Day 17 of Advent: Foretelling the Future

If someone told you that there is a famous poem about Christmas Eve you’d probably think that it must be some warm story about a beautiful snowy Christmas. If that’s the case then I have to disappoint you. The poem “Christmas Eve” (“Štědrý den” in Czech) was written by K. J. Erben, and it’s a dark tale about foretelling the future on Christmas eve. But don’t worry, the actual tradition is much less gloomy.