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The mole, the myth, the legend: The story of Krtek

From winning over the hearts of people all over the world to participating on a mission to space, Krtek has done it all. Krtek [Mole in Czech] is cartoon mole created by Czech animator Zděnek Miler and no stranger to those who have visited the Czech capital. In souvenir shops, on keychains, or as a stuffed toy – […]

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Lifestyle

The State of Bees What Can Be Done To Protect Our Pollinators?

In the summers I spent in the Czech Republic with my grandparents, there was always an abundance of honey. My grandfather’s friend Franta was an amateur beekeeper and supplied us with jars of raw, unfiltered honey that he harvested from bees at his chata. In the mornings, jet-lagged and hungry, I would make my way […]

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Fasten Your E-Seatbelts What You Need to Know About Online Safety & Privacy

The term “cyber security” sounds so obscure and ominous, the vast majority of people just nod and switch off their brains. The same people then get surprised when hackers hijack their Instagram, steal money from their bank account, or leak their private conversations. The good news is that basic IT diligence protects you from 99% […]

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Prague Pride goes digital for it’s 10th anniversary

Due to the global pandemic, Prague Pride has made the difficult decision to cancel the Parade that is so emblematic of the festival, this however has not stopped the festival from going on, this year with some changes and technological innovations. This year’s pride hosts a record number of individual events hosted by many of […]

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Gastronomy

Červený Jelen – The Red Stag Rising from the Depths

Throughout its history, the beautiful Baroque palace at Hybernská 5 in Prague 1 has been home to hotels, offices, banks, and general stores. The building is better known as Špork’s Palace, named after the Renaissance man and noble František Antonín Špork. After nine months of reconstruction in 2019, the building will now also host Červený Jelen, a […]

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Best Czech movies to watch on Netflix this summer – By Kafkadesk

Sticking around the Czech Republic this summer? Or just looking for movies to watch during those long summer evenings? Check out our list of the five best Czech cult movies currently on Netflix! Kolya (Czech: Kolja) Starting with the critically acclaimed classics, Kolja, a winner of the 1997 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, is one of […]

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Puppies in Distress

Spotlight on Illegal Dog Breeding and Animal Abuse in the Czech Republic Puppy farms are not as harmless as they may sound. On the contrary, they embody shocking animal-rights abuse occurring in the heart of one of Europe’s most dog-loving nations.     A hub for the illegal pet trade With at least tens of […]

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To Rent or Not to Rent?

Covid-19’s Influence on AirBnb and the Rental Market For several months the world has been struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic which, in one way or another, has affected the lives of everyone across the globe – including the Czech Republic. The virus has also caused enormous damage to the economies and many different industries in […]

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Sumi Garden – Restaurant Review

After months of hearing a friend of mine rave about Sumi Garden, I felt it was high time I tried the place out for myself. She had visited the establishment with her husband on several occasions recently and has always given the establishment a glowing reference. I felt a little sceptical, especially as restaurants serving […]

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Oko! Magazine

Oko! Magazine Edition 9

We’re delighted to announce that the latest edition of Oko! Magazine is now available to read online! In this instalment, we focus heavily on current trends, including the impact of COVID-19 on real estate here in the Czech Republic and an in-depth article on the effect of the virus on the country’s Olympic Committee and […]