Friday, 22 March 2019


'Object' of my affection

Prague Post |
29 May 2009

My father's StB file reveals as much about the secret police as it does about him.

Castles of the Český ráj

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks |
27 May 2009

The Český ráj is often among the first destinations suggested to any foreign traveller who asks local advice about places outside Prague.


Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
26 May 2009

We walked our bikes across the railroad bridge, hoping that a train didn't suddenly appear.

Politics and the Golden Foot at the 1980 Olympics

Radio Prague |
22 May 2009

Part of the American response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 was a threat to boycott the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics. The Soviet troops stayed put and the boycott went ahead, initiated by US President Jimmy Carter. To a greater or lesser extent, dozens of countries joined the protest.

Enter the labyrinth

22 May 2009

A group exhibition on the site of a former sewage cleaning plant takes interactive art to new heights, creating an atmospheric experience that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

The undead

Prague Post |
22 May 2009

Edward Scissorhands, Little Red Riding Hood and Elvis march to the beat of the death rattle.

Špotáková describes 'path to Olympic gold' in new book

Radio Prague |
20 May 2009

In the course of one season, she took Olympic gold in Beijing, smashed the women's javelin world record and was voted Czech Athlete of the Year. On Tuesday, Barbora Špotáková released a book telling her story so far.

Váchal's Portmoneum in Litomyšl

Journeys of Captain Oddsocks |
19 May 2009

Litomyšl is among Bohemia's most attractive and interesting towns, and one of its best features is that so many prominent artists lived there and left their work behind for people to enjoy.

Cult Czech comic Čtyřlístek turns 40

Radio Prague |
18 May 2009

Three generations of Czechs have been raised on the adventures of Bobík, Myšpulín, Fifinka and Pinďa – the stars of the comic Čtyřlístek.

Junior Eurovision Czech victory

18 May 2009

The Czech Republic has won the Schoolovision 2009 song contest created for pupils by an East Lothian teacher.

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