Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Life

Burčák signs in Prague signal the end of summer

Expats.cz |
4 September 2019

Some towns mark the slow ending of summer by the return of migratory birds. In Prague, it is the first sighting of a hand-written shop sign saying "burčák," and these have been popping up slowly since last week.

Orbis Pictus - Comenius's groundbreaking book for children

Radio Prague |
4 September 2019

A new exhibition, marking the start of the school year, got underway at the National Museum in Prague on Monday. It is dedicated to the 17th century Czech philosopher and thinker Jan Ámos Komenský or Comenius, known as 'The Teacher of Nations', and focuses on his most famous work for children, called Orbis Pictus.

Honest Guide: What's inside tourist trash bin

Honest Guide |
3 September 2019

Trash cans overflowing with garbage. Prague has many of those. Janek and Honza decided to find out what is the garbage that is in these bins.

The pros and cons of living in Dejvice

Expats.cz |
3 September 2019

Dejvice in the Prague 6 borough is one of the most liveable addresses in the Czech capital: castle views, excellent property, an abundance of green space and dining options. However, such stylish living never came cheap.

My Brno - Tomino Kelar

Radio Prague |
3 September 2019

Tomino Kelar runs Brno's top independent music venue, Kabinet Múz, as well as drumming with the band Midi Lidi. Kelar is from the Moravian capital but actually lived for several years in Wales and at one point was a member of Mountaineers, a group that were on the Mute label.

Top 10 towers in the Czech Republic

Expats.cz |
2 September 2019

Prague is known as the City of a Hundred Spires, but it doesn't have a monopoly of towers that offer good views. Many cities have a tower on the town square. Castles and mountain tops also often sport a good lookout post.

Lukas Krpalek gains heavyweight gold at Judo World Championships

Euronews |
2 September 2019

Olympic Champion Lukas Krpalek secured a heavyweight title for the Czech Republic at the Tokyo World Judo Championships. Krpalek will now head towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics wearing both the Olympic and World Champion titles on his shoulders.

Czech-ing privilege: Confronting Anglocentrism in the Czech Republic

University of Georgia |
30 August 2019

From American chain restaurants to English entertainment throughout the Czech Republic, the Czech culture and language have become vulnerable in the face of Westernization.

Long-term vision seen as helping Slavia reach Champions League for only second time

Radio Prague |
30 August 2019

Slavia Prague have qualified for the Champions League for only the second time ever and the first time in 12 years. But how have Slavia put themselves in a position to take on some of the biggest clubs in world football?

To the mountain top! How Czech 'People's camps' rallied against the new dual Austro-Hungarian monarchy

Radio Prague |
29 August 2019

The establishment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or dual monarchy, came as bitter blow for Czech intellectuals who hoped for equal status under a federalist state. While the liberal era after 1861 and resulting German centralist approach had all but destroyed the hopes of Austrian Slavs for equal treatment, the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 establishing the dual monarchy, left Czechs in Bohemia in particular feeling disenfranchised, and brought an end to political Austro-Slavism.

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