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Czech-Japanese entrepreneur on how Velvet Revolution changed his life

Radio Prague |
13 November 2009

As an expert in his field, Tomio Okamura makes numerous appearances monthly on TV and radio and is also jury member on a well-known business reality programme. His success, in a way he says, is linked to one thing: the Velvet Revolution.

Father and son, 20 years after the Velvet Revolution

Radio Prague |
13 November 2009

The fall of communism turned around the lives of millions of people. In a special edition of Czechs Today we talk to a father and son of the same name about how this dramatic change affected their lives.

Cycling halfway round the world to combat climate change

Radio Prague |
12 November 2009

What are you doing to fight climate change? That’s what Australian environmentalist and social worker Kim Nguyen wants ordinary people to ask themselves. For his part, he’s bicycling from Brisbane, Australia to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Why in the hell are you out here, Grant?

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
12 November 2009

It's cold and gray and cloudy, but the clouds are not distinguishable as clouds. It's also cold, a damp cold that slices through your skin and into your bones. What better time, then, to go for a bike ride!

Nostalgia, celebration and criticism 20 years later

CBW |
12 November 2009

As tumultuous as the modern world may be, looking back 20 years one can see a world that was arguably far more chaotic.

The story behind Václav Havel’s first political poster

The Wall Street Journal |
12 November 2009

The public’s first glimpse of the Philosopher-King Václav Havel, as relayed by Czech photographer Pavel Hořejší for Czech trade magazine Typo.

How does Prague relax? Try Thai massage.

The New York Times |
12 November 2009

After a day of traversing cobblestones, what could be better than getting jabbed in the back and pummeled on the head? Prague residents with that thought in their heads are in luck: the city is enveloped in a Thai massage craze.

Mushroom Hill

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
11 November 2009

This is indicative of the kinds of trails that crisscross the forest above Statenice. You can see why it's a cyclist's paradise.

Former dissident: Recalling the unexpected revolution

aktuálně.cz |
11 November 2009

After numerous detainments, and fearing for his family, Jan Urban became a prevalent figure in the 1989 Velvet Revolution that led to the end of the regime. He is proof that there is a price to be paid when you stand against the majority.

Ride Planet Earth's Kim Nguyen in Prague

Prague.TV |
11 November 2009

A young Australian's epic bike ride from Brisbane to the Copenhagen climate summit reaches the Czech Republic.

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