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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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The Houseplant Hobbyist Trend or Lifestyle?

Someone with a keen eye might have noticed the increase in plant and flower shops popping up over the past few years, This is due to an increased demand not only for common houseplant species, but also hybrid and exotic species not previously seen in most people’s homes. Do not be fooled as to who […]

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Travel Local – The Ponds of Dobcice

All photos  were provided by www.dobcickerybnicky.cz A short two hour drive south of the capitol and three hours west of Brno, nestled in the Southwest corner of the Czech Republic lies The Ponds of Dobcice.  Word quickly caught on about this tranquil paradise originally built as a summer home for the Stritecky family by architect […]

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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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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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Oko! Magazine

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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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 […]

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Travel Local – The Slapy Water reservoir, Vodni Nadrž Slapy

For those who are already dreading the city summer heat the Slapy water reservoir is a day trip you defensively want to plan during the upcoming summer. At a convenient one-hour drive from Prague, the Slapy reservoir offers anything a good day trip needs, plenty of open green space for you, your family, and your […]

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Travel Local – Romance of the Bohemian Paradise

If you’re looking for a serene escape to your every day 9 to 5 job, consider exploring the hidden treasure of the Bohemian Paradise in the Czech Republic. This historic yet alluring haven has been visited since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Visitors and tourists from Prague often take a day or a weekend […]