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A Czech developer helps fellow students learn remotely

As students all over the world were making the transition to online learning last spring, 17-year-old Matěj Krček, a Google Developer Group member, realized that many of his fellow students in Czechia needed tutorials in their native language on how to use Google Workspace.Matěj usually works on coding and programming projects within his Google Developer Group, a program that connects local developers with similar interests, and it gave him a deep familiarity with Google technologies.  He realiz...
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Hanna Alström & Carice van Houten in 1930s Film 'The Affair' Trailer

"He doesn't deserve you…" "I know." Vertical Entertainment has released an official US trailer for an indie drama from Czechia titled The Affair. The film's original release title is The Glass Room, and it first opened in theaters in Czechia in 2019, but it's only now getting an official US release. Set in the 1930s in Czechoslovakia before WWII, the film is indeed about an "affair". Liesel Landauer and her friend Hana are linked by a lifelong relationship and an exceptional house built by t...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Czechoslovakia, Indies, Hana, To Watch, Carice van Houten, Liesel, Czechia, Hanna Alström, Alexandra Borbély, Liesel Landauer, Von Abt, Hanna Alström Claes Bang Carice van Houten, Hanna Alström Carice van Houten

You can now play the unauthorized Indiana Jones video game created by Czechoslovak protestors in the 80s

Ars Technica has a fascinating new long-form article about The Adventures of Indiana Jones in Wenceslas Square in Prague on January 16, 1989, an unauthorized text adventure created and passed between anti-government activists in Czechoslovakia in the 80s. In 1989, students and dissidents had flocked to the center of Prague to protest Communism, only to be beaten and arrested by the riot police—an incident that took place during the lead up to the country's historic Velvet Revolution. — Read t...
Tags: Post, News, Video Games, Ars Technica, Prague, Communism, Slovakia, Indiana Jones, 8-bit, 80s, Soviet Union, Former Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Wenceslas Square, Czech, Text Adventures

Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
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Most Underrated Travel Destinations

Everyone knows about Paris and Rome and London but there are so many other beautiful travel destinations that are amazingly underrated. The fact that so many beautiful countries go unexplored by travelers is a tragedy. Not only because so many people are missing out on rich cultures and picturesque views, but also because a lot of these destinations tend to be a lot cheaper to travel to than popular cities.  A majority of Americans, when asked about traveling abroad, will likely shake their h...
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Full UK Trailer for Czech Horrors-of-War B&W Film 'The Painted Bird'

"He endured iniquity from many people." Eureka Entertainment has unveiled an official UK trailer for the Czech war drama The Painted Bird, originally titled Nabarvené ptáce in Czechia. This premiered at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals last fall, and is Czechia's official submission to this year's Academy Awards (for last year). Written & directed by Czech filmmaker Václav Marhoul (of Smart Philip, Tobruk), adapted from Jerzy Kosinski's classic novel of the same name, it's about a ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, Venice, Eastern Europe, Indies, To Watch, Foreign Film, Czechia, Toronto Film Festivals, Jerzy Kosinski, Vaclav Marhoul, Philip Tobruk, Petr Kotlár

The Outsiders: In Defense of ‘Weird’ Countries

I’ve always been interested in outsiders. You know those people that don’t quite fit into the high school cliques. The ones with interesting backgrounds, or sometimes that the other kids warn you to stay away from for whatever reason they came up with that day. Instead of heeding the other kid’s warnings, I’d always try to befriend them. Sure, sometimes I got burnt, but more often than not, I found an interesting human with a story they wanted to share. It wasn’t just humans who interested me. ...
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The Outsiders: In Defence of ‘Weird’ Countries

I’ve always been interested in outsiders. You know those people that don’t quite fit into the high school cliques. The ones with interesting backgrounds, or sometimes that the other kids warn you to stay away from for whatever reason they came up with that day. Instead of heeding the other kid’s warnings, I’d always try to befriend them. Sure, sometimes I got burnt, but more often than not, I found an interesting human with a story they wanted to share. It wasn’t just humans who interested me. ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Media, Bali, North Korea, Iraq, Russia, India, Poetry, Africa, Blog, Georgia, Iran, Personal

Airline Review: Polish Airlines LOT – A Whole LOT of Value!

Truth be told I hadn’t heard a whole lot about Polish Airlines LOT (pun unintended). I’ve had some friends who have had incredible experiences onboard and others who have had quite the opposite. But I was prepared to do almost anything if it saved me a 6 am wake up call to fly direct from Amsterdam to Prague; and with a saving of over €100 if I overnighted in Warsaw… well, I was sold. The Route I flew from Amsterdam to Prague in two segments: Amsterdam to Warsaw Chopin; Warsaw Chopin to Prague...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Economy, Czech Republic, Prague, Amsterdam, Poland, Qantas, Airlines, Travel Tips, Warsaw, Destinations, Lufthansa, Getting There, Warsaw Poland

Not Your Typical Australia Day: Brief thoughts on trepidation, friendship, and driving on the wrong side of the road

“You’re so close to me!” the Instagram message read. I had come to Prague, Czechia (formally the Czech Republic) on the spur of a moment ticket purchase after my Mum suggested it while I was weighing up my options on where to travel next while visiting friends in the Netherlands. I had no plans, no real idea even, what to do there but I booked a ticket since it was closer to Israel – where I was flying out of in a week – than the Netherlands. After a few days of sightseeing, I felt restless . S...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Instagram, Australia, Germany, Israel, America, Blog, Czech Republic, Prague, New Jersey, Netherlands, Volkswagen, Sri Lanka, Road Trip

FTSE 100 hits five-week high as US-China trade talks end - business live

Hopes of a ceasefire in the trade war between Washington and Beijing are boosting stocksIntroduction: Talks conclude after three daysChina: We’re serious about a dealUS: Talks went just fineStocks jump 1% in Asia... up in Europe tooMarkets are ‘climbing out of a hole’ 11.05am GMT After three hours of trading, the FTSE 100 is sitting comfortably higher at 6,962 points, up 66 points or almost 1%.That’s its highest level since 5th December 2018, clawing back the heavy losses suffered late last ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, Greece, Washington, China, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, US news, Stock Markets, Davos, Beijing, Netherlands, Croatia

A look at Christianity in post-evangelized Germany

Germany (MNN) -- Werner Nachtigal grew up in the Lutheran Church. But as a boy, attending church was the most boring place on the planet. He dreamed of growing up and becoming a rock star. In fact, he even met KISS and OZZY; yet, these people he looked up to instead looked back with empty eyes. “When I was young, I was 18, I thought, 'What is the meaning of life? To make money? To have girls? Success?' But then I met all these famous people and I saw the empty eyes. So, the next question -- '...
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Behold! A 400,000 megapixel panorama of Prague!

Jeffrey Martin (previously) writes, "I shot this gigapixel image last year in mid November. It's made of 8000 photos, shot with a fullframe SLR and a 600mm lens. It was shot from the top of Prague's 'Orloj', the clock tower on Old Town Square, built in 1410. The tower had a scaffolding all over it at the time, going all the way up past the top of the roof: a perfect platform for a high resolution 360º photo, if only I could get up there! I actually didn't even consider trying, as the answer...
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Prague, Urbex, Old Town Square, Panoramas, Jeffrey Martin, Czechia, Enhance Enhance Enhance

KVIFF 2018: Tomáš Bojar's 'Breaking News' Doc is an Ode to Journalists

In a time where journalists are under attack and a free press is becoming more and more important all over the world, this documentary film is a wonderfully uplifting look at the integrity and diligence of journalists who work so hard every single day to report the news. Breaking News, also originally titled Mimořádná zpráva in Czech, is a new documentary from Czechia made by documentary filmmaker Tomáš Bojar. The footage takes us inside the offices of two news organizations in Prague - coveri...
Tags: Movies, Review, Prague, Documentaries, Breaking News, Karlovy Vary, Czechia, Tomáš Bojar

KVIFF 2018: Ulrich Köhler's 'In My Room' is Brilliant Life Commentary

There's nothing better than that feeling you get when you're watching a really great film, nay a phenomenal film, that is brilliant in so many ways. It's a deeply visceral feeling of joy and excitement and invigoration and enthusiasm. Ulrich Köhler's latest film In My Room premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard category, but I only recently caught up with it at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in Czechia. And it's brilliant. One of my favorite films of the year so far, fo...
Tags: Movies, Review, Cannes film festival, Karlovy Vary, Czechia, Ulrich Kohler

Feed Me Cinema - Back for More Karlovy Vary Film Festival Goodness

I'm back! Back in the Karlovy Vary groove..! Kicking off this weekend is the 53rd Karlovy Vary Film Festival, a wonderful festival that takes place in a lovely little spa town (also known as Carlsbad) in Czechia - just a few hours drive west of Prague. This is my second year back to the festival, as I stopped by last year for my very first time. And I am so happy to be back. I think I'm falling in love with this festival! The town, the people, it's wonderful. There's an undeniable cinephile vi...
Tags: Movies, Prague, Editorial, Carlsbad, Karlovy Vary, Czechia

Caleb Landry Jones in First Trailer for Peter Brunner's 'To the Night'

"You have to keep an eye on me…" An official trailer has debuted for an indie drama titled To the Night, which went under the title We Are Sisyphos while in production, the latest film from Austrian filmmaker Peter Brunner (My Blind Heart, Those Who Fall Have Wings). This film is premiering at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in Czechia starting this week, and I plan to catch this. Caleb Landry Jones stars as Norman, who survived a horrible fire as a child that took the rest of his family. As ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Norman, Indies, To Watch, Caleb Landry Jones, Czechia, Peter Brunner, Eléonore Hendricks Jana McKinnon Christos Haas, Abbey Lee Take

30 countries within 500miles Vienna

Grab a map and take a good look at how compact Europe is as a continent. It’s worth doing as a reminder that within this small continent there are 48 countries. Within a few hours, you can jump borders, hear a variety of different languages, and experience diversity of cultures. We got a reminder of how interconnected the continent is geographical via a thread on Reddit this week when a user created a map to illustrate that you can reach 29 countries within 500 miles (around 800 km) from the c...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, California, France, Scotland, Germany, Russia, US, Ukraine, Austria, Vienna, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Netherlands

20-for-20 with Garrett Beckrich

Garrett Beckrich of the United States racing to at the IBU Junior Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, earlier this season. (Courtesy photo) In an effort to showcase the North Americans competing at this week’s International Biathlon Union (IBU) 2018 Youth and Junior World Championships in Otepää, Estonia, we asked those qualifying athletes several questions about themselves — actually, we had them fill in the blanks. Here we have 17-year-old Garrett Beckrich, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, who is r...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Interviews, US, Sport, Racing, United States, Skiing, Brazil, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia, Grand Rapids, Midwest, Garrett, Vlad

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Zlaté návrší, Czech Republic

Photo submitted by Lukáš Hofman, “Picture from the Sunday ride on the most famous ascent (Zlaté návrší, 1411m) in Czechia which you can reach on a road bike.” We always love seeing photos from where you are riding and are happy to share them with our readers around the world here on the Pic Of The […] The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Zlaté návrší, Czech Republic appeared first on Bikerumor.
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Bohemia’s Grand Spa Towns: Mariánské Lázně

At the train station, I’m the only one without a bulging suitcase. I carry my small, fraying messenger bag to the back of the blue-white Škoda trolley bus, beating the crowd from Prague as they all jostle for a space in which to fit both themselves and their luggage. Two women in their 60s chat away in Czech, squishing their bags between the seats as the bus rattles around the corner. We drive deeper into town, we head back another to another empire, back to when Mariánské Lázně went by the name...
Tags: Travel, Czech Republic, Prague, Europe Travel, Jennifer Projects, Bohemia, Habsburg, Marienbad, Czechia, Spa Town, Marianske Lazne

Bohemia’s Grand Spa Towns: Karlovy Vary

After two hours on the bus from Prague, the road winds through an alpine landscape of rolling hills and pine forests before descending towards the valley to the outskirts of Karlovy Vary. Once known as Carlsbad, Karlovy Vary is the largest town in the West Bohemian Spa Triangle, an area defined by three towns known for their thermal springs, with the other two being Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad) and Františkovy Lázně (Franzenbad). The road wound down past a high street taking us past the famous Be...
Tags: Travel, Czech Republic, Prague, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Jennifer Projects, Bohemia, Karlovy Vary, Czechia, Spa Town, Carlsbad Karlovy Vary, West Bohemian Spa Triangle, Mariánské Lázně Marienbad, Becherovka, ViennaIce Cream

How to Escape the Crowds in Prague

There is a reason why Prague is one of Europe’s top destinations. There is nothing quite like the view of the spires rising above Charles Bridge at sundown when the musicians flock to the bridge to give concerts besides the Vltava River. Or when you take in the vista across the terracotta rooftops up from the Castle walls or wait patiently in the crowd for the Astronomical Clock’s vintage puppets who make a punctual appearance on the hour to charm you. However, especially in the summer, Prague f...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Czech Republic, Prague, Central Europe, Charles Bridge, Europe Travel, Kiev, City Or Urban Travel, Jennifer Projects, Vltava River, Czechia

Recap of My Experience at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in Czechia

There are film festivals that take place in big cities, with screenings at huge performance venues, and lines that go down the block. Then there's festivals that take place in tiny towns, where dedicated cinephiles go to discover amazing films big and small. The Karlovy Vary Film Festival is one of these outstanding little festivals that takes place in a small spa town in the Czech Republic Czechia. This was my first year attending Karlovy Vary, which I had heard great things about from many...
Tags: Movies, Review, Indies, Karlovy Vary, Czechia, Czech Republic Czechia

Candy - Rodičovská

Candy is a one-man project from Czechia, and they’ve just released Candy Meatworks, which appears to be their third EP. The project is one of bass guitar-centric experimental rock. The Czech lyrics are sung in an eccentric fashion,… (in post Candy – Candy Meatworks from Can this even be called Music?. More by this artist at )
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Oskar Schindler’s Abandoned Factory Will Become A Holocaust Memorial

A dilapidated factory that Oskar Schindler once used to save more than 1,000 Jews from Nazi death camps during World War II will be restored into a Holocaust memorial, Czech officials have announced. The story of Schindler and the Jews he saved was immortalized in Tom Keneally’s bestselling novel Schindler’s Ark, and adapted into Steven Spielberg’s movie “Schindler’s List.” The unlikely hero was a Nazi party member who used his close connections to the German army and SS paramilitary force to se...
Tags: News, Prague, Nazi, Huffington Post, Steven Spielberg, Rebecca Shapiro, Schindler, Krakow Poland, Oskar Schindler, Czechia

Days are numbered for the Czech Republic

Na shledanou Česká republika, dobry den Czechia! The British government will start referring to Czechia rather than the Czech Republic, following advice from an official committee.…
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Russian propaganda in the Facebook age

This article is written together with Cristian Rosu, a Romanian media expert who works for Kirchhoff Consult Romania, a corporation for Public Relations and Communications. Cristian has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest. More articles and social media analyses by Cristian can be found on his blog. The faceless aggression There is little doubt that we are witnessing an intense cyberwar against the US, carried by specialized organizations working for various governments. Of spec...
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Tomas Rosicky remains Czech Republic's talisman ahead of Euro 2016

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes profiles the Czech Republic, who will lean on experience in France. Czech Republic will take on Spain, Turkey and Croatia in Group D. Here's a look at their squad and how they will fare at Euro 2016. At a glance The Czech Republic's attacking game will please the eye and could make them a crowd favourite, but their inconsistency means they're unlikely to make a deep run in the tournament. Home view The mood in Czechia (still awaiting UN approval) has g...
Tags: Football, Sport, Czech Republic, Croatia, Un, Espn, European Championship, Blog Post, Malta, Tomas Rosicky, Alexis Nunes, Spain Turkey, Czechia, France Czech Republic

Czech Republic OKs 'Czechia' as one-word version of its name

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has approved a plan to use "Czechia" as one-word version of the country's name alongside the official Czech Republic.
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