Saturday, 11 July 2020

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Cycling halfway round the world to combat climate change

Radio Prague |
12 November 2009

What are you doing to fight climate change? That’s what Australian environmentalist and social worker Kim Nguyen wants ordinary people to ask themselves. For his part, he’s bicycling from Brisbane, Australia to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Why in the hell are you out here, Grant?

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
12 November 2009

It's cold and gray and cloudy, but the clouds are not distinguishable as clouds. It's also cold, a damp cold that slices through your skin and into your bones. What better time, then, to go for a bike ride!

Nostalgia, celebration and criticism 20 years later

CBW |
12 November 2009

As tumultuous as the modern world may be, looking back 20 years one can see a world that was arguably far more chaotic.

The story behind Václav Havel’s first political poster

The Wall Street Journal |
12 November 2009

The public’s first glimpse of the Philosopher-King Václav Havel, as relayed by Czech photographer Pavel Hořejší for Czech trade magazine Typo.

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.

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