5 Spots to Cool Down in Brno during Summer

Summer is already here and with it comes high temperatures. At this time of the year, we are all seeking cool and shade. Are you running out of ideas about what you can do during summer in Brno to hide from the heat? To help you cope with these high temperatures, here is a list of 5 places where you can cool down and relax in Brno and its surroundings.

Which Bubbly Soap Is For What: Clean Your Apartment Regularly and Keep Your Deposit Safe

Most people don’t enjoy housework. However, regularly cleaning your apartment is a necessary part of adult life. Especially if you’re renting. You need to make sure your place is clean so that you prevent any damage and don’t lose your deposit when moving out. And obviously, as an expat in Czechia, it can be difficult to distinguish between different cleaning brands and cleaners. One can get easily overwhelmed. Worry not, because we’re here with tips that will help you keep your apartment in mint condition.

Tip for a Trip: Bílovice nad Svitavou, the Land of the Cunning Little Vixen

If you ever head north-east of Brno, you’re bound to pass through Bílovice nad Svitavou. At first it may seem there is not much to see in this little town aside from its unique red brick church and the Svitava river. But Bílovice has so much more to offer! Let us introduce you properly to this magical storybook place – the land of The Cunning Little Vixen and Forest, Hills and Waters.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Changes in the O-N-T System, New COVID-19 Status App, and More

Due to the growth in the delta variant of COVID-19 infections, the government has decided to amend the O-N-T system (the vaccination-disease-test system). Specifically, one dose of the two-dose vaccines will no longer be sufficient to travel and use services from 9 July. Blanket testing in companies has ended, but some testing will still be required. Two different mobile apps were launched to help display and check one’s COVID-19 status.

Tomivo Gelato: Fancy a Scoop of Artisanal Ice Cream Made with Fresh Ingredients?

The tropical temperatures have been hitting full force in recent days in the Czech Republic. But with a scoop of ice cream like this, it’s easier to handle the heat, don’t you think? If you’re wondering where to go in Olomouc for this cold treat, make sure you go to Ztracená Street, where you’ll find a relatively new ice cream parlor called Tomivo Gelato in the vicinity of Horní náměstí. And you won’t regret your visit! 

Coronavirus in Czechia: What Is the O-N-T System and Where to Find Your Certificates

While the vast majority of the COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, some matters still need clarification. You can especially get confused if you’re an expat in Czechia, since some of the official Czech coronavirus websites have not yet been translated into English. For example, do you know which certificates you need to present for which activities? And where to actually get these certificates?

ICT Card: How Does it Work and How to Switch to an Employee Card

Are you a third-country citizen who has been transferred to Czechia from abroad within one big corporation? Then you’re most likely here on an intra-company employee transfer card. This long-term residence permit allows you to stay and work in this country under specific conditions. What are these conditions? And what if you decide to switch to a different type of residence permit or change your employer? 

3 Interesting Facts about Czech Culture

As a European citizen, you have probably noticed there is little difference between Czech culture and other European countries and maybe even non-European countries. However, these are the little details that make Czech culture so unique. Have you seen the impressive number of dogs in the streets or the famous socks in sandals the locals wear basically any season of the year? In this article, I share my experience as a French expat in the Czech Republic. Let’s dive into these particular Czech traditions together! 

Coronavirus in Czechia: Most Recent Restriction Relaxations & Easements in Travel

The government has decided to relax some of the last restrictions valid in Czechia. These changes will come into effect on 26 June. Travel will become significantly easier in Europe for summer holidays. Third-country citizens may be able to enter Czechia if they’ve been vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine from 1 July. On the same date, vaccine registration will open for children over 12 years of age.

How Can Masaryk University’s New Electronic Diplomas Make Life Easier for International Students

Masaryk University Brno recently announced that they are about to launch a new life-hack for graduating students – electronic diplomas. If you are studying at this university, you will therefore be able to download a digital copy of your degree in addition to receiving your paper diploma. This digital copy will have the exact same content as the hard paper copy and will be equipped with a qualified seal.