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Introducing the Expats.cz cheat sheet for the week ahead, Jan. 16-22, 2023.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 16.01.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 30.01.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

Good morning! Here's a round-up of useful news, tips, and hacks for Prague and Czechia for the week ahead, Jan. 16-22, 2023.

Weekend news recap

TO-DO this week


Jan. 16 is Blue Monday, which is said to be the most depressing day of the year. Get over the mid-winter blues with the help of VOS.health, a Czech-made wellbeing app designed to improve your mood through breathing exercises, positive affirmations, and much more. Read more about VOS.health here or try the app for free (and in English) via Google Play or the App Store.

Poll of the week Work-life balance in 2023

What benefit would you be wiling to trade 5 percent of your salary for?

Four-day work week 70 %
Ability to work remotely 11 %
Flexible start and end times 1 %
Time for physical and mental well-being 1 %
Time to study subjects I'm interested in 1 %
Another benefit 2 %
I wouldn't trade 14 %
209 readers voted on this poll. Voting is open


The latest Forum Radio episode from Charles University Podcast features literary translator Alex Zucker, who first moved to then-Czechoslovakia in 1990 and has translated novels by Czech authors such as Bianca Bellová, Petra Hůlová and Jáchym Topol. Listen below:

WHAT TO Stream this week

  • The English-language Czech epic Jan Žižka is now streaming on Netflix, where it ranks as the platform's 2nd most-watched movie in the Czech Republic.
  • Petr Zahrádka's romantic comedy Love on the Spikes (Láska na špičkách) also debuted on Netflix this month, and can be seen with English subtitles.
  • A remake of the Italian hit Perfect Strangers, Zuzana Marianková's Známí známí is also streaming on Netflix this month with English subtitles.


Start the week on the right note with some delicious Icelandic pastries from Artic Bakehouse. The popular Prague bakery is opening their fourth location in the Czech capital today, on Na pořici street in the city center.

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