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Two Hour School, the educational after school programme in English for kids of all nationalities in Prague, is hosting its first-ever Virtual Open Day. The event will take place on Thursday, 14th January 2021 from 14:00 until 19:00 via the video conferencing platform Zoom. Registrations are open to all parents with children interested in more information about the Two Hour School courses. The Two Hour School’s international primary school teachers provide children of 6 – 12 years of age with lessons twice a week in humanities, natural sciences, and literacy in English. This gives them an insight into the English way of learning, in order to open up opportunities for them to study at an English or international school anywhereContinue Reading

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A short walk through almost any Czech city exposes the country as a historical epicenter of esoteric and occult treasures, with mysterious symbolism built into much of the architecture and city infrastructures. The name of the capital city, “Prague”, or in Czech, “Praha”, is a synonym for “threshold.” This could be interpreted as the city being a threshold between eastern and western Europe, where two major groups of peoples and cultures reconcile in the middle of the continent. But many throughout history have interpreted Prague’s name as an indication of the city being a threshold between the physical and spiritual worlds, where if one truly wants to, they can reach into other dimensions to communicate with the saints, angels andContinue Reading

As the coronavirus spread in 2020, touching virtually every country in the world, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) adapted or scaled up its ongoing activities and started new activities wherever a pressing need arose. The Czech branch of MSF also launched COVID-19-focused projects at home, offering its experience and know-how from crisis situations around the world.Continue Reading

The Czech Republic has allowed the squeezing of an extra dose from COVID-19 vaccine vials supplied by Pfizer and BioNTech, taking advantage of a reserve amount put into the vials by the maker, the Health Ministry said. Under standard rules, five doses can be drawn from each vial, but experts have said that, with the right needle and syringe, is possible to obtain a sixth or even seventh dose.Continue Reading

Ski resorts have been forced to turn off the chairlifts and shut down completely to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Disregarding the pandemic, Czechs are committing the ultimate sin of having fun in the snow.  Approximately 300 people, mostly young families, are showing up for sledding and skiing at the Monínec ski area near Příbram every day. With the chairlifts down, they’re just hiking to the top of the mountain and then skiing back down.   Jaroslav Krejčí, director of the resort, said, “It’s total chaos here. There are more people here when it’s closed than when it’s open.” Unlike some other countries, in the Czech Republic, mountain resorts technically don’t have the right to ban people from entering the mountains sinceContinue Reading

The annual Three Kings Collection, the biggest fundraiser in the country, organised by the Catholic charity Caritas, has been forced to go online in 2021 due to the strict coronavirus measures in place. Nevertheless, its organizers hope that it will not remain out of sight at a time when support for the needy is more important than ever.  Continue Reading