A Chinese Expat: How I Moved to Brno from Germany

In the last five years, I have lived in seven different cities/areas in five different countries. In a few of them, I stayed for short periods of time, like one month in Bali, Indonesia; in most of them, I stayed for at least half a year, for example, eight months in Essen, Germany, six months in Pisa, Italy, over a year in Chengdu, China. So the whole move-to-a-new-place thing is really familiar to me.

Heating Season in the Czech Republic: How to Stay Warm in Your Apartment During Winter

Cold winter months are slowly but surely approaching and the heating season has come. Nowadays, a house or an apartment can be heated in different ways. How to heat as cheaply as possible? By using the heater correctly, you can also save money during the heating season. With today’s article, we will give you a few tips on how to deal with heating in the Czech Republic.

eRouška – an App that Will Let You Know When You Meet a Coronavirus Infected Person

If you have a Czech phone number, chances are you have recently received an unusual text message written in Czech. Maybe you didn’t understand what it said and decided to brush it off as yet another spam. While some may still consider it spam, it was actually a message from the Czech Ministry of Health regarding a coronavirus precaution. So what was it about?

Being New Employee in Czech Republic During COVID-19 Pandemic

While some foreigners move to the Czech Republic to study at one of the numerous Czech universities, some arrive for work. The global coronavirus pandemic, however, complicates things for everyone. Sure, almost all Czech embassies have mostly resumed normal operation but that still (unfortunately) doesn’t mean that arriving in the country and starting a new job will be a piece of cake.

Beep & Go: Easy Way of Paying for Public Transport in Brno

Are you going to move to Brno soon? Do you plan to use public transport to get to school or work? If your answer is yes, read on and find out more detailed information. Brno has a new way of buying a ticket for public transport. Just Beep & Go! Contactless ticket purchase — no paper, no registration, no worries!

Utilities in the Czech Republic and How Much Will You Pay for Them

Paying for utilities can be pretty confusing. Some landlords in the Czech Republic have fixed prices that they use for paying the utilities and tenants pay it as a part of the rent or they pay for the utilities themselves. But what is really hidden behind the word, utilities? What do you need to watch out for? How to save money for utilities? What is the approximate price that you would pay? Let’s find out!

Coronavirus in Czechia: Where You Can Get Tested for COVID-19

More and more people know someone infected or someone who was in contact with an infected person as the number of people infected with coronavirus still rapidly grows. With this, the possibility of catching the virus increases. So where can one get tested if they think they could be also infected?

Coronavirus in Czechia: Foreign Partners of Czech and EU Citizens May Enter the Country

As of September 21, foreign partners of Czech or EU citizens can enter the Czech Republic even if the couple is still unmarried, as announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This had been previously possible only under strict conditions. This eventually changed to make family reunification easier.

Coronavirus in Czechia: Face Masks Becoming Mandatory in More Places

The number of people newly infected with COVID-19 in the Czech Republic has been growing rapidly during the last couple of weeks. In response to this, hygienists decided to make wearing face masks mandatory in more places in Prague, where they have experienced the biggest spike in cases. Stricter countermeasures may follow in the next few weeks all over the country depending on the situation.