Three significant events of the Czech high school final year will occur in the coming weeks. One of them – poslední zvonění or the last bell – involves begging strangers for money. Beware.
Brno has spent millions of crowns on public artwork in the past few years. The most recent addition is a statue in honor of Margrave Jošt. Here are the reasons why you should like it.
Ice hockey, soccer, horse racing, baseball, basketball, and American football… For a sports fan, Brno is a fantastic place to live. And March is usually a good month for local sports.
The time change from your homeland to Brno can get rough when important events happen and you want to watch them live.
Learn a Czech word or phrase every day. Lose one kilogram a month. Iron my clothes. Easy. No problem. I’ll be the perfect person in just one year. And what are your New Year’s Resolutions?
When you live far away from family, Christmas can be great (with new friends from different cultures) or terrible (with no one except a bowl of heavily buttered popcorn and downloaded movies).
My wife’s nurse suggested that one or two more pushes and it would be done. Suddenly four people dressed in scrubs entered the room. It was getting real.
Whenever I meet people, travel to new places, or try something different, I have learned to welcome the anxiety. Something good usually comes out of the experience. Expats are uniquely qualified to understand this fact. We have, by definition, left our comfort zones.
In a beer-drinking country like the Czech Republic, “let’s get a beer” is never one beer. It’s often five or six. And one half-liter of Starobrno beer has just under 200 kcal. You do the math.