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.
On September 18, the number of people newly infected with coronavirus already exceeded 3 000 new cases per day. The Czech government has been recently reintroducing some countermeasures as a response to the alarming spread of the virus. There is a possibility that even more restrictive countermeasures will be put in place in the near future. Besides that, several countries marked the Czech Republic as a non-safe country.
We Czechs may not have a sea but that doesn’t mean that we don’t like boating. I personally went boating on Vltava but I am also going to give you some general tips for boating. There are several rivers in the Czech Republic that allow you to drive a boat in it and each of them offers an entirely different cultural experience.
Did you know that Kutná Hora can be loosely translated to “digging mountain”? No wonder – Kutná Hora is hiding a whole new world underneath its surface. To this day not all underground tunnels have been discovered. Many people disappeared in them, never to be seen again. And that’s just the beginning!. Kutná Hora is packed with mystery, history and great restaurants. It is a very popular destination that can keep you busy for the whole day.
I would like to introduce my hometown to you. As a long time resident, I know all the small streets and interesting stories from this little town close to Kutná Hora. Despite the fact that thanks to its proximity to Kutná Hora it is often overlooked, Čáslav is still a great destination for a one day trip or just for a stop on your way home from another cultural experience in the Czech Republic. Čáslav is a town of contrasts and I will happily guide you through it.
Would you like to visit the city from the Czech fairy tales? Telč is your place to go! It may be a small city but the moment you set foot into the city square it all will be worth it. The world around Telč may have changed and the historical heart of the city itself went through several reconstructions but it managed to preserve its unique combination of baroque and renaissance style. This and the beautiful nature decorated with old remains of a castle nearby makes it a hot tourist spot.
Did you know that there are a lot of mountains in the Czech Republic? I believe that to some tourists calling the Krkonoše area “mountains” must sound like a little bit of an overstatement because the tallest point, Sněžka, has ‘only’ 1603 metres. Despite that Sněžka and the rest of Krkonoše mountains may not fulfil all your mountain climbing dreams, they still have a lot to offer! In fact, I could write several articles just about this beautiful area but today I am going to cover just the best of the best.
Are you planning to travel to the Czech Republic? Have you got a job here or have been selected to a Czech university? Are you confused about what to take with you or I should say what are the necessary items to pack? Don’t worry, I am a traveller myself so I know how difficult it is to load your life into one (not so large) suitcase. Here are my tips and hacks which may make the start of your new journey easier.
Brno is a city in South Moravia and also the second largest city in the Czech Republic. There are many things to do as Brno has been flourishing now more than ever, many companies raising up, new cafés and restaurants popping up, still cosy but dynamic and attracting not only tourists but also international companies that set up their office here. In this article, I have collected some places you must visit once you are in Brno – no matter if only just as a tourist or a long-term resident. Enjoy!