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Still steamed-up on the river after 150 years

This year, it is 150 years since the first steamboats started to cruise the waters of the Vltava River in Prague. While back then, steamers were used mainly as a means of transport, nowadays they belong among the city’s most popular tourist attractions. I met with the head of the Prague Steamboat Company, Štěpán Rusňák, to talk about the company’s history and its present-day activities, but I first asked him how they endured the recent drought:

 
 
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The Search for Seafood in Prague

Despite the fact that fried carp is the Christmas meal, the Czechs do not consume much fish. However, in recent years…

 
 
 
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