Czech Republic

An Awkward Celebration in the Heart of Europe

Dalibor Rohac | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics
Dalibor Rohac

The widely shared feeling of dissatisfaction in the heart of Europe cannot be dismissed simply as a product of people's unrealistic expectations of the change that the fall of communism would create. It is also a reflection of some real backsliding in countries that were once seen as unequivocal reform successes.

'Wall Is Over!'

AP | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

Prague's colorful wall dedicated to the memory of John Lennon has been painted over, leaving just a single message: "Wall is over!" The wall, locat...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Two: Prague

Kai Humphries | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

This evening my subject got so stoned with members of the audience that when struggling to read out something from his iPhone notes, he stopped to apologise "because he couldn't read his own writing" despite the writing being that of a typed font and not his specific illegible calligraphy.

Here's One Way to Stop Public Urination

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

A hotel in the Czech Republic has thought of an imaginative way to counteract public urination - by promising to humiliate anyone caught with their pa...

Czech It Out

Noelle Reno | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

Prague, you vixen, you have enchanted me with your attention to detail. Every time I look up I see some hidden engraving or molding, some change in the colour of the paint that is so subtle yet so thoroughly considered.

WATCH: Czech Pensioner Unharmed After Being Hit By Train - Though His Shoe Dramatically Flies Off

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A Czech pensioner has cheated death after being clipped by a train as he tried to nip through a closed rail crossing. Security footage shows the 7...

Facing Threats, Beatings And Intimidation, Europe's Roma 'Failed By EU'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

The economic crisis in Europe is fuelling violent "pogroms" against Roma people across the continent, with some politicians encouraging intimidation, ...

WATCH: Well, It's One Way To Cure Your Fear Of Heights...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Meanwhile, on top of a 110m-high chimney stack in Prague, a young woman is working on her acrophobia. Ironically, watching this video has given us ...

Playing Like He Was Drunk? He Was! (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Sport

One popular critical phrase levelled at poor performances by a sportsman is "he's playing as though he is drunk", and the merit of that phrase was re-...

Hot Water and Mud: Soaking in Europe's Steaming Thermal Baths

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

There is nothing quite as relaxing as having a hot soak after a long day, and where better to do it than a thermal bath? For centuries thermal baths in Europe have attracted the rich and the royal, who believed in the healing properties of the hot water and mud.

A (Trick or Treat) Free Guide to Halloween

Andrew Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

There are a few places where ancient earth traditions hold true. Some countries have new traditions that aren't more sickening than a full bag of jelly Smurfs. There are certain rituals that are just plain worrying - in Brittany, children light candles in skulls to soothe restless spirits.

Now THIS Is How You Conduct A Political Protest

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

A giant purple sculpture depicting a hand giving the finger has been floated past the residence of the Czech Republic president, Milos Zeman. Artis...

What A D***! Penis Peeks Out From Behind Newsreader's Head (NSWF PICTURE)

Central European News/ Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

WARNING: Picture contains nudity A TV news station was flooded with complaints during an afternoon broadcast after accidentally showing a "large" ...

Planet Appetite: Wine Routes of Southern Moravia, Czech Republic

Rupert Parker | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The Czech Republic is famous for the quality of its beer, but the region of Southern Moravia is now producing excellent wines and is also an area of outstanding natural beauty.

LOOK: Devastating Floods Sweep Across Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

Homes have been destroyed and at least seven people killed in devastating floods across central Europe, amidst fears that rising waters could swamp th...

Bucket List

Kerry Hudson | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

After about ten years of waking up every morning - thats 3,650 times - wishing I could go to Prague and wander through narrow cobbled streets, staring up at dolls houses the size of mansions, and pay 50p for a pint of vodka.. I actually went last week. I can now tick that off my bucket list.

PICTURES: Powerful Explosion Rips Through Prague Building

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

A powerful explosion ripped through a building in central Prague early Monday morning, with rescuers saying they expect many people to have been burie...

Ten Holidays to Take Before You Turn 30

Vikki Geary | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Geary

The sights and sounds of our trip - all lost in a blur of alcohol, sweat and after-sun. Not that there isn't a place for the 'don't-remember-it' holiday - but while you're young, free and full of energy, now is the time to see the world, not just the floor of your hotel bathroom. Make sure you experience these ten holidays before your 30th birthday.

Why We Should Care That the New Czech President Wears a Bow Tie

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

There are two big reasons why a Karel Schwarzenberg win should charm us all. First, in an era of bling, celebrity, and growing cynicism about politics, Schwarzenberg embodies a rare combination of values: he represents authenticity and integrity, a certain old-world elegance, without taking himself too seriously.

First Ever English Translation of Rare 1895 Czech Resource to be Made Available Free

Scott Phillips | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
Scott Phillips

For the first time ever in English, a rare look at an early immigrant community as well as more than one thousand immigrant family names will be available to historians and genealogists as a free, online resource.

'I Used to Have a Life and Then I Started Doing Genealogy'

Scott Phillips | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK
Scott Phillips

This journey in genealogy, which I am pleased to say is far from ended, has been one of the most marvelous experiences of my entire life. I rank it right up there behind my marriage, being a parent and grandparent, and almost tied with the semester I spent on Semester at Sea.

Sensible Drug Policies: Will Evidence Finally Overtake Prejudice?

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

One hundred years after the first international drug control treaty was signed the failure of the "war on drugs" is indisputable. In Europe two distinct trends are emerging around how countries are choosing to tackle drug policy; a punitive, criminalization approach--which is failing dramatically and expensively--or one based on scientific evidence and harm reduction--which is bearing fruits.

Rachel Reviews... Prague

Rachel Clark | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Clark

Considering a city break to Prague? Lucky for you this post provides a run-down of all the need-to-know info, as well as a short-list of the top five must-see tourist destinations! Don't leave without paying a visit to this lot...

LOOK: Czech Woman Climbs Electricity Pylon Whilst High On Drugs

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Comedy

A 21-year-old woman from Zlin in the Czech Republic, high on super strength cannabis, was photographed climbing a 40ft electricity pylon, believing it...

Low Key EU Summit: Tired Europe Mired in Crisis and Recession or Rebounding?

Kirsty Hughes | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics
Kirsty Hughes

There are many questions and much political and social discontent to come as the EU struggles to emerge from this crisis in any positive way. Europe's leaders will need a lot more energy and some much bigger and better ideas on growth - and on the EU's role in the world - if future summits are to convince anyone that Europe is rebounding rather than staggering on.