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7 Tips for Living in Zlin

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Advice for people moving to Zlin or thinking about moving there.

This is a must read if you're moving to Zlin or thinking about moving there.

Living as an expat or digital nomad in Zlinublic, can be an exciting and enriching experience. This city, known for its rich history and vibrant culture, offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern conveniences. Here are seven key tips to help you make the most of your time in Zlin.

1. Learn the Language

While many people in Zlin speak English, learning some basic Czech phrases can go a long way in helping you navigate the city and connect with locals. Not only will it make everyday tasks like shopping and dining out easier, but it will also show respect for the local culture. Plus, locals will appreciate your effort to communicate in their language.

2. Explore the Local Cuisine

Zlin offers a variety of dining options that cater to different tastes and budgets. For traditional Czech cuisine, try Restaurace D?ev?nka or U T?í knížat. If you're in the mood for Italian, Pizzeria Al Capone is a local favorite. And for a unique dining experience, visit the rotating restaurant Sky Club & Restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the city.

3. Get to Know the Neighborhoods

Zlin is divided into several neighborhoods, each with its own unique character. The city center, known as Prštné, is home to many of Zlin's historic buildings and cultural landmarks. Malenovice, on the other hand, is a quieter residential area with beautiful parks and green spaces. And then there's the bustling district of Kudlov, known for its shopping centers and entertainment venues. Spend some time exploring each neighborhood to find the one that suits your lifestyle and preferences.

4. Take Advantage of Public Transportation

Zlin has an efficient public transportation system that includes buses and trams. It's a cost-effective and convenient way to get around the city, especially if you don't have a car. Plus, it's a great way to see the city and get a feel for the local culture. Just make sure to familiarize yourself with the routes and schedules.

5. Enjoy the Outdoors

Zlin is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, making it a great place for outdoor activities. The city's parks, such as Komenského park and M?stský park, are perfect for leisurely walks or picnics. For hiking and biking, head to the nearby Hostýnské vrchy hills. And don't miss the chance to visit the ZOO and Castle Lesná, which combines a zoo, castle, and beautiful gardens in one location.

6. Immerse Yourself in the Culture

Take the time to learn about Zlin's history and culture. Visit the Museum of Southeast Moravia to get a glimpse of the city's past. Attend local festivals and events, such as the International Film Festival for Children and Youth or the Barum Czech Rally Zlín. And don't forget to explore the city's art scene, which includes galleries like the Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín and the Bata Institute.

7. Connect with Other Expats

Finally, seek out other expats or digital nomads in Zlin. They can provide valuable advice, share their experiences, and help you navigate the challenges of living in a new city. There are various online forums and social media groups where you can connect with other expats. Remember, while it's important to immerse yourself in the local culture, having a support network of people who understand your experiences can be incredibly helpful.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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