Things to know about the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia

Today, the Czechs are remembering one of their several painful moments in the history of our country. It has been exactly 50 years since the USSR-led forces have invaded Czechoslovakia. The reason for the invasion was due to the Prague Spring. This was a period in which the Czechoslovak communist government tried to relax some

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Resistance to the invasion.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE IN PRAGUE

Currency exchange, what a dreadfully dreary subject. Everybody hates worrying about these boring practical details, but if you don’t, then someone takes advantage of you. And that’s no fun at all. It’s expensive. Let’s avoid it. Let’s talk about dull stuff for a few minutes. The basic unit of currency in the Czech Republic is

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COOLING OFF IN PRAGUE

So it’s finally full-on summer. That’s great. The fun, the sun, the heat reflecting off the cobblestone streets, the sweat on your brow, the stinky tram rides – Prague’s got it all for everyone to enjoy. And when you’ve enjoyed it all enough, you’ll probably want to do something to cool off for a bit. There’s

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17 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS 2017 in the Czech Republic

In the summer the live music scene in the Czech Republic migrates to the outdoors. The following list covers a number of great gigs happening around the country from May to August. Most of the out-of-Prague festivals offer free camping and they’re not too difficult to get to by train. Click on the links below

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MALÁ STRANA, the “Small Side” of Prague

Sitting on the left bank of the river Vltava and connected to the Old Town by Charles Bridge, lies the city’s Malá Strana district, nestled between the foot of the castle hill and the bottom of the green slopes of Petřín Park. Translated directly, Malá Strana means “Small Side”, but the neighborhood is usually spoken of as the

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The view from Petřín Hill. Photo Melanie Rada
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