#LifeInCzechia When traveling around Czechia you’ll need to figure out which type of transportation is best for you to get around. In doing so you’ll find that there are several options. Planes, trains, buses, trams, the list goes on and on. Depending on where you’re attempting to travel, the location will affect the number of options that you have to choose from, so it’s very important that you do research on how to get to the destination and how you’ll get around while you’re there.
#LifeInCzechia When it comes to location, Czechia is in a great position as it’s known as the “Heart of Europe.” With Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east, and Poland to the north, Czechia has lots of options for weekend trips. However those aren’t the only options for a weekend trip. The main difficulty in planning a weekend trip is figuring out where you want to go. When I plan my weekend trips I follow three basic steps.
#LifeInCzechia I am currently a senior at Pennsylvania State University as a Telecommunications Major with a Digital Media Trends and Analytics Minor through the Bellisario College of Communications. I grew up the daughter of a Marine and had the opportunity to travel to twenty countries, more than half of the United States, and I lived in Okinawa, Japan for two and a half years. During this final Summer before I graduate in December I decided to intern with Foreigners.cz in Brno. I studied abroad last Summer in Brno for six weeks and in that time fell in love with the city, culture, and people. Through that experience I realized that I want to work and live outside of the United States after I graduate.
#LifeInCzechia Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic following Prague. The city is home to different parks, cinemas, historic locations, and cafés. In addition to lots to see and do in Brno, another strength is where the city sits on the map. Whether you are looking for life in a bigger city, some time in nature, or want to explore another country, Brno is a great place to begin. Here are a few places that are an easy day trip from Brno.
#LifeInCzechia Spring is here! It’s the perfect time to get on your bike and hit the road. Discover your surroundings on two wheels. This will not only help the environment but also improve your fitness. Welcome to our second guide on how to bike in Czechia! We’ve prepared a practical overview of the rules of riding outside the city. Enjoy the ride!
#LifeInCzechia Did you know that it is scientifically proven that it is vital for people to just stop and stare at water? It is an extremely relaxing activity for our brain. We might not have a sea in Czechia, but we do have a beautiful dam in Brno, famous for the number of activities you can do here. Whether you are going for a walk, picnic or run, Brno Dam is a place where you can enjoy your sunny day!
#ForeignersTeams My name is Ariana Saucedo, I am from Mexico City, and I have been living and studying in the Czech Republic for the last 3 years. I am currently working as a PR and marketing Intern in Foreigners and I am also the promoter and media ambassador for the program Study in the Czech Republic. With this article, I invite you not to quit your dreams just because you are scared and to fully live your expat adventure.
#LifeInCzechia We’re in the middle of summer, which means our gardens, orchards, and greenhouses are filled with this year’s bounty of produce, including berries, pit fruits and veggies such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Meadow flowers are also in season. You can find all of this (and more) in one magical spot in Brno – the Vegetable Market in the city centre.
#LifeInCzechia Sometimes you can feel stuck in your comfort zone. If you surround yourself with visionaries, inspiring books, and movies, you suddenly jump to the place where the magic happens. I found myself in Brno as an Erasmus exchange student from Istanbul while I was doing my Ph.D. four years ago. Now I am back in the city as an intern at the Foreigners agency. I would like to share my experiences and also what made me come back to this beautiful place? So let’s dive right in!