Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Life

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.

Tinariwen plays Roxy

Prague.TV |
11 November 2009

Tinariwen comes to Roxy on Wednesday, 11 November, as part of a tour promoting Imidiwan: Companions, the band's most recent album.

Remembering ‘89: Jiří Zídek

Transitions Online |
10 November 2009

Entering the autumn of 1989 Jiří Zídek was 16 years old, seven feet tall, and a budding fixture with the Sparta Prague and Czechoslovak national basketball teams.

After the Berlin Wall, nostalgia for communism creeps back

The Christian Science Monitor |
10 November 2009

In the airy lobby of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, George Santayana's immortal words are a daily reminder to Czech staffers digitizing millions of Communist-era files: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Ivan Klíma: a sceptic in the era of entertainment culture

Radio Prague |
9 November 2009

One of the best known and most widely translated of all Czech writers talks about the years since the fall of communism.

Steam trains still puffing through south Bohemia

CBW |
9 November 2009

All at once the calm in the forest was broken by the shrill sound of a steam whistle. A line of historic wooden wagons appeared towed by a steam locomotive, all dating from times when our grandparents were young. Today “the Narrow” is among the most frequented historical landmarks in South Bohemia.

Neighbours in a foreign country

Radio Prague |
6 November 2009

For most, life stayed much the same after the split of Czechoslovakia at the beginning of 1993. But the split did have a very real impact on people living close to the border.

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