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Organ recital festival this weekend in Kutná Hora.

From Prague Post. A big weekend of organ music starts today in Kutna Hora, an hour south of Prague.

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Sweden’s parachuting teddy bears over Belarus

This story is already weeks old, but I had to paste this photo from Deutsche Welle‘s newsmail. The Belarus government is fuming over the dropped teddy bears, an event sponsored by some Swedes. The Belarus brass claims international interference in … Continue reading

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Some interesting tours through Croatia and Slovenia

Croatia travel has a bunch of different tours for Croatia, Slovenia and some include Venice. I’m considering the Dalmatian Sunshine tour. At first I thought it was a boat tour with a couple of inland bus excursions. It’s all on … Continue reading

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Proms in Prague running thru July

When you think Proms, you normally think London. Prague’s Proms music festival aims for the same thing, only different. From Prague Post.

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Prague Beer Festival and other Czech news

OK, so I probably will never make use of this piece of info. Still… an interesting look at how wedding traditions, even food, are changing in the Czech Republic. From Prague Post. Helpful note… svíčková, is roast beef with creamy vegetable … Continue reading

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replacing Malev airline in Hungary; 48 hours in Venice

Malev is out, everybody else is pushing to get in;  from Prague Post 2 days in Venice by Simon Calder; from London Independent

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Renaming Prague’s airport

from Prague Post… 60,000 signatures have been collected and the name Václav Havel airport has been trademarked in hopes it will be the new name of Prague’s Ruzyně airport.

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Welcome, we’re Maribor, Slovenia

from Deutsche Welle… Maribor, Slovenia is preparing for its closeup as a European Capital of Culture in 2012.

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Czech Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a carp for the holiday meal

Czech carp farming going strong. Sorry, folks. The closest I came to consuming any oversized goldfish was to buy and eat a couple of fishy-shaped gingerbread from a stall at the Prague Christmas market.

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Even large Czech breweries struggle to improve sales

Specialty beers are coming to even the large Czech breweries  (from Prague Post)

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travel ideas for Bohemia beyond Prague

Prague is a terrific base for getting to know other Bohemian towns (from Prague Post)

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A day trip to Tallinn, Estonia

Last summer, I visited Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It’s just 50 miles across the Baltic Sea from Helsinki, Finland and only 90 minutes by hydrofoil. The buildings in Tallinn’s old town are older than most of what survives in Helsinki by several … Continue reading

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