On the surface, it can look like Czech identity revolves purely around the country’s vast history and the fairytale aesthetics that come with it. But in the details, you find lots of funny modern quirks, one of them being Pérák. Pérák is a superhero originally created by Jiří Trnka and Jiří Brdečka in 1946 and acted as a sort of mascot for anti-Nazism at the time. He existed as an urban legend for quite some time, but he first appeared in Trnka and Brdečka’s animated film called “Pérák a SS” (Pérák and the SS.) His character is a chimney sweep who accidentally puts his sweep too far down a chimney, manages to get it stuck in a couch, and thenContinue Reading

Česká pošta has been pushed to their full capacity, breaking a personal record of having over 1.1 million packages in their possession, the most in their history and more than double than last year because of the pandemic-induced online shopping trend.  According to spokesman Ivo Vysoudil, the state-owned delivery service has at least 1,128,805 in their possession, up from roughly 500,000 from 2019, forcing them to hire more part-time deliverymen.  Vysoudil says that while there may be the odd delay from the overwhelming demand, for the most part, everything should be smooth sailing as they continue to score high success rates with their deliveries. “As far as delivery of packages go, we’re approaching the maximum capacity that our systems allowContinue Reading