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Smokin' the Grass...

Smokin' the Grass...

...and we don't mean the grass at Palace Gardens! Prague has been called "the Amsterdam of the east" for good reason; its liberal laws and liberal…

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Prague by Night!

Prague by Night!

Prague's nightlife is as varied as the people who visit and inhabit the city, which means that chances are, with a little bit of luck and searching…

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Rock on, Prague!

Rock on, Prague!

While many visitors come to Prague for the culture, a musical event featuring electric guitars and lyrics about love and life can be as much a…

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Panic! on the Streets of Prague

Panic! on the Streets of Prague

1989 brought a domino effect of revolutions. Timothy Garton Ash remarked: "In Poland the transition [from communism to democracy] lasted ten years…

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The Gay Side of Prague

The Gay Side of Prague

Prague and the Czech Republic have earned a (generally accurate) reputation of being more liberal than its neighbours to the east like Poland or the…

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Springtime for Prague

Springtime for Prague

On January 5th, 1968, Alexander Dubcek became the leader of the Communist Party in Czechoslovakia. Sensing a rare opportunity, he quickly initiated a…

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A University Fit for a King

A University Fit for a King

Charles University Prague's largest and most prestigious university, Charles University, is also its oldest, and the oldest in all of Central and…

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Czech's legendary writer

Czech's legendary writer

The Czech Republic has its share of controversial writers (not to mention filmmakers - Hrabal, Kafka, and Milan Kundera, whose anti-Party stance…

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Prague Airport

Prague Airport

Located on the northwest sticks of Prague, the Prague International Airport (airport code PRG) is the biggest airport in the Czech Republic and in…

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The Golem Lives!

The Golem Lives!

The Golem of Prague is ever-present - from postcards to souvenirs to books, you can't avoid the creature in the city. But what exactly is a golem…

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Kafkaesque Prague

Kafkaesque Prague

Spend any amount of time in Prague and you can't avoid references to Kafka - from plaques on his former homes and schools to the Kafka Museum (of…

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Rock’n’Roll Revolution

Rock’n’Roll Revolution

Prague's many bars and live music venues show that the city is rocking today, but Prague also has a historical relationship with rock music…

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The Page of Hrabal

The Page of Hrabal

Along with Milan Kundera, Bohumil Hrabal is one of the most important Czech writers of the 20th century, and even more central to Prague than Kundera.

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Czech Films and Filmmakers

Czech Films and Filmmakers

In the past few decades, Czech cinema has earned a reputation of being cutting edge, occasionally risqu?. What exactly distinguishes it from Polish…

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A Revolutionary President

A Revolutionary President

Vaclav Havel began his official career as a politician the day he was elected president of Czechoslovakia. And yet, he in no way lacked experience…

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Doing Business in Bohemia

Doing Business in Bohemia

Ever since the Velvet Revolution in Prague, and the disintegration of Soviet hegemony in Central and East Europe, the Czech Republic has gone from…

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Jazz it up - a la Boheme!

Jazz it up - a la Boheme!

The International Jazz Festival in Prague, which takes place every autumn, is much more than your average music event - perhaps because jazz in the…

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Prague Czech Republic - A Survivor's Guide!

Prague Czech Republic - A Survivor's Guide!

Prague - The Czech Republic's ancient capital city, is a captivating place both to travel to and live in. Even before the Czech Republic's accession…

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The Silver Screen Glitters!

The Silver Screen Glitters!

A country so internationally known for its cinema as the Czech Republic is bound to hold at least a few film festivals. And just as Czech cinema…

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University of New York in Prague – Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders

University of New York in Prague – Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders

The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) was established in April 1998 with the help of two partner institutions: the State University of New…

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A Czech Christmas

A Czech Christmas

While most visitors choose the hot summer months to visit Prague, the rewards of bearing the cold of the winter season are great - if you cherish the…

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