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Ctěnice is a rather pretty little chateau with horse riding grounds on the outskirts of Prague. We took an afternoon trip here. The place will certainly look nicer once this 7 month-long winter is over!

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A: Walking around Ctenice chateau - 3

door Jeffrey Martin, 200 hier vandaan

Ctěnice is a rather pretty little chateau with horse riding grounds on the outskirts of Prague. We to...

Walking around Ctenice chateau - 3

B: Cricket ground

door Martin Brunclík, 710 hier vandaan

Perhaps the only field with sufficient area for playing cricket in the country. Built and maintained ...

Cricket ground

C: The Aviation Museum Kbely

door Jan Vrsinsky, 3.3 hier vandaan

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The Aviation Museum Kbely

D: The Radio Controlled Airplane Shop

door Jeffrey Martin, 3.3 hier vandaan

Fly High by Radio I came here one day with the robot man, in our search for a remote-controlled blimp...

The Radio Controlled Airplane Shop

E: The Radio Controlled Airplane Shop

door Jeffrey Martin, 3.3 hier vandaan

Fly High by Radio I came here one day with the robot man, in our search for a remote-controlled blimp...

The Radio Controlled Airplane Shop

F: The Aviation Museum Kbely

door Jan Vrsinsky, 3.5 hier vandaan

Prague Aviation Museum, Kbely (Letecké Muzeum Kbely) is a major Aviation Museum located at Prague's o...

The Aviation Museum Kbely

G: The Aviation Museum Kbely

door Jan Vrsinsky, 3.7 hier vandaan

Prague Aviation Museum, Kbely (Letecké Muzeum Kbely) is a major Aviation Museum located at Prague's o...

The Aviation Museum Kbely

H: Outside of Tent #4 (Czech Beer Festival 2010)

door Jan Vrsinsky, 4.2 hier vandaan

Outside of Tent #4 (Czech Beer Festival 2010)

I: Beer Taps in Tent 3 (Czech Beer Festival 2010)

door Jan Vrsinsky, 4.2 hier vandaan

Beer Taps in Tent 3 (Czech Beer Festival 2010)

J: Tent 2 (Czech Beer Festival 2010)

door Jan Vrsinsky, 4.3 hier vandaan

Tent 2 (Czech Beer Festival 2010)

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Dit is een overzicht van Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a cool little landlocked country south of Germany and Poland, with a national addiction to pork and beer. Potatos, cabbage, and dumplings are close behind them, and they also have this great bar food called "utopenec." It means "a drowned man," it's pickled sausage with onions, perfect with some dark wheat bread and beer. The Czech bread is legendary, like a meal all by itself.

Czechoslovakia first became a sovereign state in 1918 when it declared independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The state of Czechoslovakia lasted until the "Velvet Divorce" of 1993, which created Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

It was occupied by Germany in WWII but escaped major damage, unlike most other European cities. The nation's capital, Prague, retains some of Europe's most beautiful Baroque architecture as well as one of the largest medieval castle complexes still standing. The President of the Czech Republic has his offices in the Prague Castle even today.

There was a coup d'etat in 1948 and Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule. For fifty years Czechoslovakia was a Socialist state under the USSR, subject to censorship, forced atheism and even the arrest of jazz musicians!

In 1989, communist police violently squashed a pro-democracy demonstration and pissed everybody off so bad that a revolution erupted over it, finally ending the Communist rule.

The next twenty years saw rapid economic growth and westernization. Today in Prague you can eat at McDonald's or KFC, shop for snowboarding boots and go see a punk rock show.

The Czech Republic took over the presidency of the European Union in January 2009. This instantly created lots of political drama because the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, is a renowned Euroskeptic.

We anxiously await the outcome of "President Klaus vs. the Lisbon Treaty", a world heavywieght fight sceduled for spring 2009.

Text by Steve Smith.

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