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Czechs mark 30th anniversary of true freedom to travel to the West

Thirty years ago this Thursday, the freedom to travel outside of the “brotherly” Socialist countries and Soviet bloc finally became a reality for ordinary Czechoslovaks, as part of last-ditch series of measures taken by the Communist Party in a futile bid to retain power.

 
 
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Masopust – a carnivalesque, moveable…

“Masopust”, the time of carnivals which historically ended on Ash Wednesday, is the oldest continuous holiday feast in…

 
 
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Czech kayaker on crossing Europe

Nearly four years ago, in April 2015, Czech adventurer Jiří Oliva set off on a journey to fulfil his dream: travelling…

 
 
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Jeseníky – A tough but beautiful…

They may not feature sharp alpine peaks, but the Jeseníky Mountains are beautiful in their own right. The Silesian…

 
 
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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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