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Travel Local – Adršpach Teplice Rocks

Cover photo by Jan Mehlich Almost at a crosspoint drive between Prague(2.5-hour) and Brno(3.5-hour) not far from the Polish border, located in a triangle between the villages of Teplice ad Metují, Adršpach and Čáp Peak you will find the Adršpach-Teplice Rocks. These are considered to be some of the most famous rock formations in the […]

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Finding Gratitude Amidst a Pandemic While Stuck in a Foreign Country

While the entire world quickly went into lockdown our writer Jacklyn Janeksela was travelling through India in the search of spiritual renewal, things however did not go as planned when going home became impossible. The following article is her account of being lockdown in another country far away from home and how she managed to […]

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Hunger Stones in the Labe show a centuries-long legacy of drought

Hard times are chronicled on rocks that appear only when the river starts to run dry   The Czech Republic is in the grips of the worst drought in half a millennium, following closely after a period of flooding. Both droughts and floods have left markers with dates that can be found by those who […]

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Travel Local – The Podhůra Recreational Forests

At a leisurely three kilometres south of the city of Chrudim, on the border of the protected landscape of the iron mountains, lies the Podhůra Recreational Forests.  This recreational forest is a true treasure trove of activities, as it offers days worth of adventures for both young and old. A gigantic network of hiking trails […]

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Reopening of the National Gallery Prague

On Tuesday, May 12th the National Gallery Prague will reopen three of its main location ( Trade Fair Palace, The Schwarzenberg Palac, and the Covent of St.Agnes of Bohemia.) All permanent and temporary exhibitions will be open following normal business hours. The most recent exhibitions will be extended.  Pandemic Hygiene and regulations will remain in […]

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Oko! Magazine Edition 8

 We are very happy to announce that the May / June edition of Oko! Magazine is now available for free online! In this edition, we take a deeper look at the dog-loving culture of the Czech Republic, as well as into the dark side of the illegal dog trade. We talk about the issue […]

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Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia face “catastrophic” droughts

The Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia are facing historic droughts threatening their agricultural sector, water resources and putting entire communities at risk. Czech Republic faces worst drought in 500 years Earlier this week, Environment Minister Richard Brabec said that the Czech Republic was facing its worst drought in 500 years. “We are facing an unprecedented drought period, […]

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Travel Local – A Trip to Brno, The Jewel of the South

Simply put, Brno is a very curious city. As Moravia’s capital and largest city, Brno has always had a strong sense of identity. It has been heavily influenced by the Roma, Jewish, and German ethnic communities who have lived there at different points in history. Brno’s mixed population and its position between Prague and Vienna is reflected […]

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Finding Inspiration in the Time of Quarantine

As an artist, people often ask me what inspires my work. Every time I’m asked I can’t help but think to myself, “What a strange question!” While there are certainly times when a spark of inspiration hits and I have to run to the studio, as a practising, professional artist I would never get anything […]

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Travel Local – Bohemian Switzerland weekend special

photo by Huhulenik If you are looking for a two day break where you will be able to connect with nature at the deepest level, then you should know that the opportunity awaits : just a two hour drive from Prague. This post aims to save you some planning time, by giving you some useful […]