Stories about Czech Republic from September, 2006
Czech Republic: Brno Not “Next Prague”
NvB: Bored in Brno? recommends a post about Brno by the Four Bees blog: “While a great introduction for any visitor, the essay has some great insight into the urban character of Brno.”
Czech Republic: Zlin
NvB: Bored in Brno? posts pictures and video from the town of Zlin: “The town is worth seeing, particularly if you're a fan of twentieth-century functionalist and utilitarian architecture. It turned out that my visit was on the weekend of the 13th annual Festival of Wind Orchestras and Folklore Ensembles.”
Czech Republic: “You Get Nothing If You Don't Ask”
NvB: Bored in Brno? writes about a Czech proverb about assertiveness – “you get nothing if you don't ask” – and its “unCzechness”: “Czechs are some of the quietest people in public that I've ever met. Sometimes this is carried to a fault.”
Czech Republic: State Returns Cathedral To Church
My Czech Republic Blog writes that Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral has been formally returned to the Catholic Church.
Poland: The Week's News Selection
In the past week, the beatroot has covered these subjects: a Polish goalkeeper in “the wonderful world of Scottish sectarian football”; 26 years later, something's wrong with the Polish Solidarnosc; a missile defense competition between Polish and Czech governments that both “would rather lose”; Elton John meets Lech Walesa at...
Czech Republic: Tram Ride Podcast
Bored in Brno writes about trams and records a tram ride soundscape/podcast.
Czech Republic: Phone Book Season
My Czech Republic Blog writes about the annual ritual of obtaning a phone book in Prague.