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milada horakova prague memorial adjacent to the parliament building

Milada Horakova

Milada Horakova The story of a brave and honest woman who chose to fight. Born on Christmas Day 1901 in what was then called Royal Vinohrady. Milada Horakova was an active demonstrator against the Austro-Hungarians in the first world war. So much so that she was initially banned from her Grammar school but later completed … Read More

a czech baby box

Baby Boxes

The Baby Boxes It inspires me that one day a regular guy takes a stand and says “no more”, puts himself at financial risk, takes on Czech officialdom and battles dogma in a LITERAL life or death struggle. What’s It For and Where Does The Idea Come From? A baby box is simply a safe … Read More

The Story Of Bohumil Fiala

The Inspirational Story of Bohumil Fiala – A Lesson For Us All We’ve all done it. Walking through a park, there’s a guy slouched on the bench with a bottle of beer or box of wine next to him. We take a quick glance and then look away. What would happen if somebody decided to … Read More

Jakub Cech

Don’t Mess With Jakub – An Old Head on Young Shoulders Fifteen-year old student Jakub Cech became a bit of a celebrity after Czech media noticed his activities in the relatively small Czech town of Prostejov. The press, state TV and commercial television all marvelled at his view and for his age he had an … Read More

Friends of Czech Heritage

The Friends of Czech Heritage – People Working Hard to Restore Our Culture During the Communist controlled era, many of the Czech Republic’s finest palaces, castles, chateaus, gardens and parks were either destroyed or simply left to decay. Previous owners stripped of their rights of ownership, new owners with no money and no intention of … Read More

Nicholas Winton

The Story of Winton’s Children There is a difference between passive and active good. The latter, in my opinion, means to dedicate time and energy to mitigate pain and suffering. It requires one actively seeks those that suffer and are in danger; not just to live an exemplary passive life without doing evil. Nicholas Winton, … Read More

Prague Tour Guide

How an Introvert Engineer Became a Prague Tour Guide As I transitioned from engineer to Prague tour guide I realised that public speaking is not a natural gift although many make it appear like that. I believe that it comes from having complete confidence in yourself, your knowledge and your delivery. I have found through … Read More

Prague Stolpersteine stumble stones

Prague Stumble Stones

Stolpersteine – Prague Stumble Stones When I first wrote about the Prague Stumble Stones back in 2013 I called them the Prague Jewish Plaques and I had not yet found out about a man called Gunter Demnig. I’ve since learned much more about them and his work so I’ve now gone back to rewrite about … Read More

Havels place in Prague Lesser Town

Havel’s Place

Havel’s Place A Unique Piece of Street Furniture Havel’s Place was not supposed to be but has become a memorial dedicated to Václav Havel, the last Czechoslovak President and First President of the Czech Republic. It’s not just in Prague. A “Havel’s Place” can currently be found in nearly 20 Czech Towns and International locations … Read More