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Vaclav Havel

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Vaclav Havel – One Of The Good Guys

Today Vaclav Havel passed away at the age of 75, after a long period of illness.  This former dissident playwrite come political activist and the first president of a free Czechoslovakia has a special place in all Czech hearts, especially those old enough to remember the Velvet Revolution. It is perhaps hard for a British audience to fully … Continue reading

To the castle (not back)

I spent hours on Saturday trying to get to the castle.  Not Prague Castle, or even Vysehrad (which is meant to be lovely – let’s go in the spring), but a polystyrene castle on a ski slope in a tiny ski resort in the Jeseníky mountains, in northern Czech Republic.   We spent a happy day snowboarding … Continue reading

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