Helpful apps for a new expatriate life
October 2, 2017
Are you about to leave the Czech Republic and cannot stop thinking about your new city? Are you dreaming about what life is going to be like? No matter if you are a first-time expat or an experienced one, you must be both curious and thrilled by this new life phase that you are about to start.
But how familiar you are with your new city? Do you already know how to move around? What things can you visit?
If you answered “no” to any of the questions above, then it’s time to start discovering your new city!
Our advice? Check out the following suggestions!
There are plenty of local apps that give you transportation directions, but normally they are for local transport only. Citymapper offers you reliable and up-to-date information on public transportation for different world cities, such as Paris, Barcelona, Moscow, Tokyo, Los Angeles or Toronto.
Buses, trains or even ferries schedules are listed, as well as Uber availability in the area. This app will inform you not only about the best routes and transport methods to use but also real-time departures and disruption alerts.
One of the best apps to get immersed into the local lifestyle is Likealocal. From the best things to do to the best shopping spots, with Likealocal, you will discover the best places and experiences in your new town…. according to locals! In fact, the best thing about this app – there is also a website – is that you can contact locals directly and ask them questions. So you will not only have the opportunity to discover the city but also get acquainted with some locals, even before you have landed!
Where can you find the best coffee shops and cafes? Beanhunter will tell you! As the name suggests, Beanhunter is an app for coffee lovers in the search of the best coffee experiences.
By joining this coffee-lovers community, you will be able to find the best places to drink coffee and check out cafes information, reviews and photos. And when you have already settled in, you can share with the community your views and opinions about the cafes that you have visited!
If you are also a foodie, you might be willing to know the best restaurants in town. With reviews made by critics, foodies and other restaurant clients, Urbanspoon can help you choose where you will eat just after landing or discover if there are some “home-country” restaurants nearby your new house.