Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary is a picturesque spa town in the western part of the Czech Republic, only 1.5 hours by bus from Prague. The International Film Festival has been taking place in this small town for more than 50 years. At the beginning of July every year the festival, which is ranked in the same category as those in Cannes, Berlin or Venice, presents the most interesting films from all around the world. It’s one of the most important cultural events of the summer season in Czech Republic! All films (except the English-language ones) have English subtitles! And if you are tired of the screen, you can just enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the festival in the streets of Karlovy Vary, and taste the famous local liqueur, Becherovka, or some of the healthy mineral springs.

http://www.kviff.com/en/homepage

Beer spa

Did you know that you can use the most famous Czech beverage, not only as a refreshment for when you’re thirsty, but also to refresh your whole body? The Beer Spa in Prague offers an extraordinary experience of the healing effects of the hop!

http://www.beerspa.com/?lang=en

Chlebíček – a typical Czech delicacy

This famous Czech savoury snack, with more than 100 years of tradition, is an absolute “must” during your visit to Prague! “Chlebíčky” Are open sandwiches with various kinds of titbits on top, such as cheese, ham, caviar, eggs, vegetables, mayonnaise etc. They’re ideal if you’re just a bit peckish, and really delicious with a beer or a glass of wine. There are many variations of “chlebíčky” – there are even vegetarian or vegan versions.

Let´s discover the most popular places in Prague for buying this typical Czech speciality: https://www.czechtourism.com/n/chlebicky-open-sandwich/

Dogs

The Czechs are dog lovers – no question about it! More than 40% of Czech citizens own a dog. The most popular dog breeds in the Czech Republic are: German shepherd, dachshund, golden retriever, Jack Russell terrier, Stafford terrier, chihuahua and Yorkshire terrier. People in the country are generally very tolerant towards dogs. Many shops, and especially restaurants or cafés, are dog-friendly and your dog will usually get a bowl of water without even asking for it. One slight minus can be the odd slalom among the dog poo on the pavements – so wherever you are in Prague, watch your step! 🙂

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/panorama/dogs-czechs-best-friends

Top 7 NGOs in Prague

As we know, living in Prague is very fun, comfortable and safe, but sometimes we have some difficult or unexpected situations, when we need to ask special kind of help and support. There are many NGOs, that are providing free legal and social counselling, assistance in difficult personal situations and other useful services for foreigners:

1. Integration Centre Prague

  • legal counselling

More information: http://www.icpraha.com/en/

Association for Integration and Migration

  • legal counselling
  • social counselling
  • assistance in difficult personal situations
  • useful information for foreigners
  • stories of our clients

More information: http://www.migrace.com/en/

3. Organization for Aid to Refugees

  • legal counselling
  • specialized social counselling
  • field programmes
  • halfway house

More information: http://www.opu.cz/en/

4. Counselling Centre for Integration

  • social counselling
  • legal counselling
  • Czech for foreigners
  • Social-cultural courses
  • events, activities and lectures

More information: http://p-p-i.cz/en/

META

  • about Czech education
  • educational counselling
  • job counselling

More information: http://www.meta-ops.cz/en

Slovo 21

More information: http://www.slovo21.cz

InBáze

More information: http://www.inbaze.cz/jazyky/english/

Government scholarship

Every year the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic offers great opportunity — scholarships to foreign nationals within the framework of intergovernmental exchange programmes arranged with the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam and also Albania, Bulgaria, China, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine. Do not miss the deadline!

More information: http://www.msmt.cz/eu-and-international-affairs/scholarships-for-the-academic-year-2017-2018

Did you recognize Prague?

Did you recognize Prague? The music video for Linkin Park song “Numb” directed by Joe Hahn was filmed in Prague. The indoor scenes of the music video are set in St. Vitus Cathedral as are the outdoor scenes. The school interiors, the classroom, the corridor and the outside playground are set in Johannes Kepler Grammar School. The bridge scenes were all shot on Prague’s famed Charles Bridge.