Saturday, 11 July 2020

Life

20 great novels set in Prague

Expats.cz |
18 March 2020

With all large gatherings in Prague canceled, its perhaps time to stay home and catch up on some reading. Here is a round up of some of the greatest novels about Prague written by non-Czech authors, over the course of 130 years.

Sokolovo - Czechoslovak soldiers' first baptism of fire in the East during WW2

Radio Prague |
16 March 2020

In early March 1943, the first action of the Czechoslovak foreign contingent on the Eastern Front during the Second World War took place around the Ukrainian village of Sokolovo.

13 March 1950: When propaganda, a pub brawl put defending world hockey champs 'on ice'

Radio Prague |
13 March 2020

Czechoslovakia had arguably the best national ice hockey team in the world for years after the Second World War – despite the Communists side-lining a slew of "politically unreliable" star players on the road to building socialism.

Kansas has "the world's largest Czech egg"

Roadtrippers Magazine |
12 March 2020

The 'Czech Capital of Kansas' celebrates its heritage with a larger-than-life painted egg and annual festivities.

8 essential podcasts for people who love Prague and the Czech Republic

Expats.cz |
12 March 2020

Anyone with an affinity for Czech culture and Prague life will want to add these exciting new (and all-time favorite) podcasts to their playlist.

Vít Benešovský - the YouTuber who teaches foreigners Czech

Radio Prague |
11 March 2020

Czech Republic has become an increasingly popular country for foreigners from across the world. This has naturally led to a demand in Czech language courses. One of those who are leading the pack in online Czech teaching is YouTuber Vít Benešovský.

Student life in Czech Republic? Awesome!

Honest Guide |
10 March 2020

Honest Guide's Janek and Honza met with over 500 students to discuss the perks of studying in the Czech Republic. Listen to their stories.

Explore the nanoworld during the Days of Electron Microscopy

Brno Daily |
10 March 2020

From March 11th-15th, the Days of Electron Microscopy (DEM) will return to Brno, offering a unique opportunity to visit normally inaccessible laboratories, attend interesting lectures, and try out an electron microscope.

A Czech woman's journey through the Holocaust

San Diego Jewish World |
9 March 2020

Published posthumously with the help of her author daughter Helen Epstein, Franci's War by Franci Rabinek Epstein is a well-written step-by-step recounting of Franci's experiences during the Holocaust.

Building a community of riders in the Czech Republic

Pinkbike.com |
11 March 2020

About 120 miles east of Prague, on the border with Poland, lies a wonderland of trails in a magical fairytale land. It's a place where passion and persistence result in the most positive outcomes, and where nature and the landscape have the ultimate respect of the community that lives amongst them.

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