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How I Got There: Vaclav Berka

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 02.09.2016 | Taste
Lan Anh Vu

Vaclav Berka is the senior trade brewmaster and chairman of the supervisory board of Pilsner Urquell. One of the most famous beers in the world, Pilsner Urquell, is brewed in Pilsner in the Czech Republic. It is the world's first golden lager and has been brewed since 1842.

How I Got There: Karel Schwarzenberg

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

"My whole life I fought for liberty and democracy. I always thought that if you had opportunities ahead, you have responsibilities and should do something for your country."

Video Travel Bite: Prague's Jewish Quarter

Rick Steves | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. Join us today as we visit the evocative Jewish Quarter in Prague.

How I Got There: Roman Sebrle

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.29.2015 | Sports
Lan Anh Vu

Roman Sebrle is one of the world's most successful decathletes, a former World Champion, and a gold-medal winner at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In 15 ...

This Salamander Is Thought To Be The Longest On Earth

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2015 | Science

PRAGUE (AP) — Prague Zoo says it likely has the longest Chinese giant salamander now on Earth. The critically endangered animal is the largest ...

Dream Life

Lukáš Houdek | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lukáš Houdek

Things do not always turn out the way others want them to. Sometimes you mess it up just by being born gay in a small Czech town where you don't have ...

Train Slices Truck In Half In Terrifying Railroad Crossing Smash

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.12.2015 | Weird News

A passenger train sliced a truck in half during a terrifying railroad crossing crash in the Czech Republic. Shocking surveillance footage posted on Fa...

How I Got There: Otto Jelinek

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Lan Anh Vu

Otto Jelinek is currently Canadian Ambassador to the Czech Republic. As a former refugee from Communism, he has a high-level track record. Jelinek...

How I Got There: Eliska Coolidge

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics
Lan Anh Vu

Eliska Coolidge built a remarkable career in the United States. She served as Director of the White House Office of Presidential Messages which she established in 1964 and as Special Assistant to five U.S. Presidents for eighteen years, from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan.

Blast From the Past: In Conversation With Chef Oldřich Sahajdák

Memoirs of a Taste Bud | Posted 10.29.2015 | Taste
Memoirs of a Taste Bud

The idea of farm to table cuisine has most certainly gained momentum in recent years but I have never met a chef who took the concept as literally as ...

1989 -- A Swift Look to a Remarkable Year

ADST | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

Among the defining years of the 20th century, 1989 had a lasting impact on the social, political and economic structures of modern diplomacy.

Czech Watchdog Denounces Conditions In Refugee Detention Facility

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.13.2015 | World

GENEVA (AP) - The Czech Republic's ombudsman is condemning conditions in a detention facility for asylum-seekers, saying they violate the U.N.'s...

Eating My Way Through Prague

Memoirs of a Taste Bud | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Memoirs of a Taste Bud

If you really want to experience Prague like a local, divert from Old Town Square toward Dlouhá Street, once you pass In Utero -- one of many amusing David Cerny sculptures -- you'll find several great restaurants.

9 of the Most Exciting New Restaurant Openings in Prague

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

Finding quality Czech food in Prague is easy if you know who to ask (*ahem* our Prague food tour guides). What we're excited about this fall are the h...

Western Media's Miscount of Saudi Arabia's Syrian Refugees

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

hanks to a technicality in counting refugees, hundreds of outlets from Amnesty International to the Brookings Institution have claimed that Saudi Arabia has taken zero refugees -- a ludicrous, but rarely fact-checked statement given the comical lack of a "Great Arabian Wall."

Here Are The European Countries That Want To Refuse Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke harshly on Wednesday about countries that seek to keep out refugees. But his words m...

Weekly Video Travel Bite: Prague

Rick Steves | Posted 09.03.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Now that I'm back from Europe, I'll be sharing a random video clip each week to fuel your travel dreams. This week, we visit Prague and take a close look at Alfons Mucha's Art Nouveau masterpieces.

War and Peace and War: Czech in L.A. Opens September 19

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Tradition meets revolution in this fascinating and captivating group exhibition featuring new contemporary art from the Czech Republic.

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

Top 10 Tips for Capturing the Spirit of Prague

College Tourist | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Proof that you can experience the true nature of a city by visiting it's tourist traps.

Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

It's entirely possible to experience the beauty, history and magic of Prague on a whim and without a plan. With every cobble-stoned step and around every corner of the Golden City, there is something to be discovered.

How to Get More out of Your Trip to Prague

Olena Kagui | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Olena Kagui

Prague is one of the most visited destinations in Europe and has tourists coming from all over the world to discover this beautiful city. Understandably the city is littered with souvenir stores and people offering walking tours, Segway tours and free tours.

Savior Of Hundreds Of Children During Holocaust Dead At 106

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

Sir Nicholas Winton, recognized as the "British Schindler" for helping rescue more than 600 Czech children fated for death in Nazi concentration camps...

12 Hours in Prague, Czech Republic

College Tourist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Nóra Horváth, Syracuse University Hundreds of years of Czech history and culture in only one day? No problem. So you'...

Time Travel Is Possible: We Did So in the Czech Republic and So Should Every Other American

Christopher Molaro | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Christopher Molaro

Agree or disagree with our foreign policy or Washington bureaucracy, these are places and events I would encourage every American to visit and pay homage. Their symbolism preserves generations.