Experience in Brno, Czech Republic by Maria
What is it like to live in Brno? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?
I would definitely recommend a longer stay or living in Brno. The city is small enough to feel cozy and comfortable, but large enough not to feel trapped. Very suitable for students, because Brno is known as university-town and there's always something exciting and interesting to do. The city itself provides the entertainment.
What is the student lifestyle like in Brno?
Student lifestyle in Brno is a combination of hard work and entertainment. Although the courses at the university might be demanding, there's still time to enjoy the social life.
How much does it cost to live in Brno?
The living-costs in Brno are relatively low. It's hard to tell the ecact numbers, but cost of accomodation and food (especially eating and drinking in cafes and restaurants) are definitely lower than in most countries and also in Prague. The difference between the capital of Czech Republic and Brno can be easily seen in prices.
What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?
Food is pretty typical to Central-Euroopean cuisune. Portions are usually huge and fulfilling and since it's cheap it's imposiible to be on a diet there. Different story with vegan or vegetarian food, though. It's hard to find a place where there's a wide choice of vegetarian meals and salad is pretty unknown there.
What places would you recommend visiting in Brno?
Definitely Spilberk castle, old-town, Mendel museum, St. Peter's cathedral, Capuchin crypt. And definitely the Brno lake, it's beautifull and there's always something to do around it. In spring around the lake and Spilberk is held a firework-festival Ignis Bruensis and that's something that you'll never forget.
Is it good to eat out in Brno? Can you tell us your favourite spots?
Eating out is acheap and you can find something you'd like probably in all restaurants and cafes. Great place is the medieval restaurant at Ceska street.
Is the nightlife good in Brno? Where is good to go?
There are several great clubs for every taste in Brno. For example Livingstone, Metro music bar, Faval. Maybe someone even likes 7'nebe and Two Faces.
What advice would you give future students heading to Brno?
Try to learn some words in Czech, locals appreciate it a lot. Don't be surprised if you don't see the "keep smiling" attitude on the streets or shops. That's still Central Europe. The city has a lot to offer, and I suggest to be open to all of it. Guaranteed, that you'll get the memories you'll remember for the rest of your life!
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