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What expats say
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“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.
“I think English capability for people who work in the public service is very crucial for Brno as one of the major steps to make Brno an international city. The local government must become more aware of this.”