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Sir Nicholas Winton
Posted on in Czech News

Sir Nicholas Winton turns 105

Hero arranged for trains to save Czechoslovakia’s Jewish children Sir Nicholas Winton turned 105 years old May 19. He is known for saving at least 669 children from the Holocaust and is sometimes called the British Schindler. His deeds went largely unknown until 1988 when his wife, Grete, found a scrapbook detailing his efforts to… Keep Reading

Posted on in Travel

So, HuffPo, which is it: Meh or must see?

Huffington Post names Prague Europe’s Prettiest City four days after calling it ‘meh’ It seems like the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing at news portal Huffington Post. The US-based content aggregator ran a photo essay May 12 by Jenna Rak that was sort of short on text and contained no… Keep Reading

hunger games catching fire
Posted on in Cinema

Hunger Games shoot moves to Europe

Battle scenes will take place in Paris and Berlin Filming on the final book of the Hunger Games trilogy has wrapped in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be moving to housing projects near Paris and the disused Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, according to film industry sources and postings on social media site Twitter. Filming in Atlanta… Keep Reading

easter eggs
Posted on in Culture

Easter whips up some Czech traditions

Willow rods, rattles other strange traditions mark the ‘great night’ of Velikonoce For many women in the Czech Republic, the Easter season, known as Velikonoce, is not their favorite time. Easter Monday is the national holiday, and traditionally it is a time when women get whipped with a braided rod of willow called a pomlázka.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Culture

Hollywood stars have arrived in wax

Madame Tussauds opens its first Prague exhibit, selfies encouraged You can pose with George Clooney, who has done the trick every secondary school boy tries: sitting on a sofa with his arm out, hoping a pretty woman falls into his embrace. The power couple of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in formal wear as… Keep Reading

Posted on in Education

NYU Prague hits the right note

Music program offers students a broad look at local culture While most of us enjoy music all year round, at NYU Prague that hadn’t been the case. The music program was offered only in the fall. Starting last year though, it expanded to the spring and fall semesters and may grow further. Not only that,… Keep Reading

Tim Burton
Posted on in Culture

The World of Tim Burton Exhibition Opens In Prague

The famous director was in Prague to introduce a show of his props and drawings In what is surely to be the most popular exhibition of the year, 500 items from film director Tim Burton’s archives of more than 10,000 film-related pieces are going on display in Prague. Some 150 of them have never been… Keep Reading

Clooney, Pitt, WIllis and Kidman headed to Prague
Posted on in Culture

Clooney, Pitt, Willis and Kidman headed to Prague

People will be able to take selfies with top Hollywood stars, thanks to Madame Tussauds World-famous wax museum Madame Tussauds is bringing a little bit of Hollywood to Prague starting April 11. A special show held at Wax Museum Prague will be the first of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. The London-based waxworks… Keep Reading

Posted on in Opinion

MSNBC puts Czechoslovakia back on map

Czech Republic remains a mystery to news networks, social media There is nothing like a crisis in Europe to show how little the American news media knows about even the basics of Europe. Cable news channel MSNBC has aired a map of Eastern Europe showing Czechoslovakia sharing a border with troubled Ukraine. Czechoslovakia hasn’t existed… Keep Reading

top prague hotels
Posted on in Food & Drink

New Year’s Eve at Prague’s top hotels

Gourmet meals, private fireworks and dancing till dawn If you want to splurge for New Year’s Eve, many of the big top-rated hotels are having gourmet meals followed by elaborate parties. One of the most elaborate evenings will be at Hilton Prague, which is using a New York City theme. Other players hoping to attract… Keep Reading

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