Now there is an opportunity for every expat who would like to know more about how to
spend his or her leisure time in Brno. If you are interested, join us at an informal interactive meeting focused on leisure time activities, organized by Brno Expat Centre. The event will be held on Friday 17 June at 17.45 pm in the main building of leisure centre in the Lužánky park.
This year again skaters can look forward to several opportunities to skate on the streets of Brno, along routes closed off for them by agreement with the city authorities. The opening skate is this Saturday 23 April. Meeting point –… Full story
When I came back from my summer internship in Spain (Menorca), where almost everyone used his or her bike for transport through the city, I decided to bring my bike from my hometown to Brno as well. I thought I… Full story
Have you noticed that in Brno there are hundreds of overseas students of medicine? Some of them visit Brno for one semester within the framework of the Erasmus programme, but some of them study here for the whole six-year programme,… Full story
At the occasion of 45th anniversary of the Brno – Poznan partnership, many events presenting our partner city of Poznan as well as of the Polish culture in general will take place in the week of April 4 – 9. At various locations the citizens of Brno will have a chance to get to know the city of Poznan and its cultural activities and contemporary Polish films.
“More people speak English and so it became a little easier for a foreigner to get by. The Czech authorities, however, haven’t changed the way they treat foreigners. Sometimes one gets the feeling that it is expected from foreigners to know all the regulations by heart and should even know Czech from day one.”
“For me one of the biggest factors in my being here is the diversity of the city, in saying this I am talking about the streets which align the centre. The way in which I am able to turn a corner and come to a completly different perspective or view, kind of like being in a different era or time, walking from the castle to a busy main street in just 2 minutes, I like the feeling this gives me.”
It’s not only expats who are under the magnifying glass of Brnopolis. Imagine you’re someone whose job takes you abroad for a period of two weeks – enough time to get some impression of the surrounding environment you’re a small part of for that short period… What do you tell people once you’re back home?
“I think the transportation system in Brno was superior to any other city. The small size of Brno makes it really easy to walk or ride anywhere. I also liked Brno compared to Prague because there were far less tourists and the same interesting things to do.”
Monika Niebelska is 25 years old and she has been living in Brno for more than a year. Her hometown is Wroclaw, Poland.