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Czech traveller hitchhikes across the Atlantic

For people from a land-locked country, boat hitchhiking may not seem like the ideal way of going places. But young Czech traveller Matěj Vohryzek, who has just returned from a hitchhiking trip across the Atlantic Ocean, has proved that with a dose of courage nothing is impossible. He covered the journey in just three weeks, losing eight kilos on the way.

 
 
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Smržovka – a haven for luge riders

It used to be a common form of transport and fun in winter months centuries ago, but its popularity receded with the…

 
 
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“When we returned we were amazed how…

The great traveller Miroslav Zikmund turned 100 on Thursday. For Czechoslovaks unable to travel much under communism…

 
 
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Boží Dar – “God’s gift” to skiers

The skiing season is in full swing here in the Czech Republic and ski resorts all around the country are reporting…

 
 
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Adventurer Pavel Sehnal - first Czech…

Fifty-four-year old financier, politician and adventurer Pavel Sehnal has become the first Czech to reach both the…

 
 
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Annual Ice Sculpting festival in…

A giant dragon, a knight in armour or a beautiful princess - these are just some of the monumental ice sculptures…

 
 
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Cross-country skiing in Czechia

Cross-country skiing is becoming the thing "to do" in the Czech Republic. In the past two or three decades, more Czechs…

 
 
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Brewing in Brno: alive and well

The best known Czech beer is undoubtedly Pilsner Urquell. Budweiser (sold as Czechvar in the United States and some…

 
 
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The carp’s journey from the fishpond to…

For the vast majority of Czechs Christmas would not be Christmas without the traditional Czech Christmas dish – carp…

 
 
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Is trdelník traditional? Tourists say…

Prague’s annual Christmas markets have taken over the city center, and with them, the stalls selling so-called “old…

 
 
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Old Town Hall tower vantage point for…

Photographer Jeffrey Martin has just released the largest photo of Prague ever taken and indeed one of the largest…

 
 
 
 
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