Category: Expat Things

  • What happens when the coronavirus shuts down your city

    What happens when the coronavirus shuts down your city

    Never in my wildest dreams did I expect one of my experiences as an expat to be this. As of this week, life in Prague is essentially cancelled to stem the spread of the coronavirus. And a similar shutdown is probably coming your way, sooner or later. If you’re curious what it might be like,…

  • The pros and cons of becoming an expat

    The pros and cons of becoming an expat

    Having successfully expatriated from the United States to the Czech Republic, I’m quite familiar with all the benefits and drawbacks of becoming an expat. Though specific factors depend a lot on where you’re thinking of moving, there are a few general considerations to take into account. These are some general pros and cons of becoming…

  • Could I Live Here? Kyiv Edition

    Could I Live Here? Kyiv Edition

    Kyiv is one of the biggest cities I’ve visited in Europe. It seems like every time you pop up from a metro station, you’re in a huge and completely unique neighborhood that is kind of endearing in its own way. This makes visiting Kyiv pretty interesting, but how would these neighborhoods feel if I were…

  • Could I Live Here? Sarajevo Edition

    Could I Live Here? Sarajevo Edition

    Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital city instantly wooed me with its trendy cafes and quaint markets. With so much to do in Sarajevo, it’s a place worth sticking around in. But what would it be like to live in Sarajevo? Allow me to break it down and find out. Atmosphere Some people call Sarajevo the Jerusalem…

  • Getting EU residency by buying property

    Getting EU residency by buying property

    Most expats in Europe rent housing while they’re abroad, typically under the assumption that their stay abroad will be temporary. Anyone looking for a more permanent stay would probably benefit from taking a look at the local real estate market. That’s because some European nations offer residency visas to anyone buying property in their country.…

  • How the Prague expat community makes living here easy

    How the Prague expat community makes living here easy

    As an expat, Prague has spoiled me. That’s in large part due to the extensive Prague expat community that live here and are constantly offering up advice and recommendations for your every query. Prague is highly ranked as an expat destination for its beauty, affordability, and quality of life, but the existing expat community really…