Monthly Archives: October 2008

Save a life, give blood

The Prague Post Red Cross has donation centers across Prague Looking for a cheap and easy way to help someone in need? Give blood. It doesn’t cost you a thing, and you most likely have some to spare. The Czech Republic Red Cross will be more than happy to accept your donation at one of… Read more »

Genetic makeup

The Prague Post DNA testing is wave of the future DNA testing is on the rise here, as more and more people are opting to take a closer look at their genetic makeup, including familial ties and diseases. While most private genetic labs still cite paternity tests as the most popular, they also note a… Read more »

Health care made easy

The Prague Post Medicover has been helping foreigners here since 2002 Health insurance is not a topic to be taken lightly. If you are living in a foreign country, acquiring this necessary thing can often be complicated by language barriers and lack of knowledge about the local public healthcare system. Enter Medicover, a private healthcare… Read more »

The Czech EU Presidency

Expats.cz An introduction to the European Union Presidency Beginning in January 2009 the Czech Republic will hold the rotating European Union Council Presidency. Delegates from around the EU will be pouring in for meetings and working groups; setting policy and making decisions on behalf of the European Union. Expats.cz will be offering a series of… Read more »

Bank Comparisons – 2008 Update

Expats.cz (Editor’s note: this is an October, 2008 update of previous articles written by Jason Pirodsky in 2005 and 2006. You can view those outdated articles here and here.) Banks these days. With the credit crunch, mortgage crisis and national bailouts – who really wants to put their money in the hands of the “professionals?” If out of necessity you need to move… Read more »

In Lovely Liguria

Fast Lane Exploring Italy’s northwest coast Italy conjures up a host of sensory images: The smell of fresh pasta; the taste of Chianti; the feel of the sun. Rome, Florence and Venice host the majority of Italian tourists, but to experience Italy a bit slower, and tastier – head to Liguria. “Liguria is a wonderful… Read more »

Home Sweet Home

Fast Lane Turning a stable into a stylish abode In a sleepy little village southeast of Prague the local pub is hopping for lunch. Just off the motorway, hungry people stop off in Mirošovice for big plates of guláš and rízek. Like many towns close to Prague, locals have seen their neighborhoods swell with city… Read more »