THE PRAGUE SPRING AND THE SOVIET INVASION OF 1968

In the late-night hours of 20-21 August, 1968, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was invaded by approximately 500,000 members of the combined armed forces of East Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Poland lead by – who else? – the USSR. This military incursion was undertaken by the Warsaw Pact nations in order to put a stop to

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Peaceful obstruction and resistance to the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968.

FARMERS MARKETS IN PRAGUE: support local agriculture and save money too…

Who needs resellers, supermarkets, and other middlemen to drive up the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, fish, and meat, when you can buy them directly from the farmers who produce them? Prague is not to be outdone by other European locales when it comes to following the growing trend toward being able

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Sunshine and good times at Jiřák.

6 BEER GARDENS IN PRAGUE,  and not just the same two that every other blog tells you to visit…

As always, when visiting beer gardens and other outdoor spaces in Prague, make sure you have cash with you as no one allows you to pay by card and there are not normally bank machines close-by. In addition to drinks, all of these gardens serve the usual Czech grilled food such as sausages, cheese, and

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Chilling at Parukarka in the early afternoon.
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