Tips for Legal Travel to the USA (Tipy pro Legální Cestování do USA)

13 01 2009

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The fact that the Czech Republic was added to the Visa Waiver Program is probably not new to you. You may not know, however, that many other countries were added to this program just recently, including countries that did not previously require visas to enter the USA. This has caused lots of problems for people that were not familiar with the new travel policy. For example, citizens of the United Kingdom would unknowingly still travel without this permit and then face deportation in the United States. Most Czechs and the Slovaks are probably already acquainted with this new process but maybe don’t know what it takes to obtain the permit. The information below could be helpful to many of you and can serve as a checklist to make sure you receive the permit and will be admitted to the United States of America.

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See the Czech Republic in Less Than 10 Minutes (Spatřete Českou Republiku za Méně Než 10 Minut)

8 01 2009

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After our successful video post with the Czech Christmas fairy tales, were are adding another video sequence about Prague and the Czech Republic. We have selected two slideshows and two videos. All of them have something special about our country including famous politicians, movie stars, models, writers, conductors and more. Beautiful pictures of countryside, castles and cities don’t need explanations at all. The videos will either bring you back home or introduce this beautiful country to you for the first time. Enjoy!

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Hluboka Chateau (www.15wheelsetcongress.com)

Po našem úspěšném příspěvku s Českými vánočními pohádkami vydáváme další video kolekci o Praze a České republice. Vybrali jsme dvě prezentace a dva videa. Všechny videa mají něco o zvláštního o naší zemi, včetně slavných filmových hvězd, modelek, politiků, spisovatelů, skladatelů a dalších. Krásné obrázky krajiny, hradů a měst nepotřebují vůbec vysvětlení. Tato videa vás buď přivedou zpět domů anebo vám poprvé představí tuto krásnou zemi. Pěknou zábavu!

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Do You Miss Czech Historic Towns? Watch The Illusionist Movie. (Je Vam Smutno po Ceskych Historickych Mestech? Podivejte Se Na Film The Illusionist)

22 11 2008

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Last night, again just a coincidence, we discovered another American film shot in the Czech Republic – called The Illusionist. Immediately after the first minutes of the film, we found the places, where the story took place, very familiar. On the basis of a scenario, the story took place in Vienna; however, the whole movie was shot in Prague, Tabor, Česky Krumlov and other Czech places. Would you like to see how the places, where the film was filmed, look today? You can, of course, visit the Czech Republic or look at the following photos.

 

So what is the movie about? The main hero is a magician, who began studying the art of magic as a little boy. Soon after he also met with a girl who lived in a higher social class. The girl congregated with the young magician against orders from her family. At one time, the boy decided to leave his home town to travel around the world. The girl during this time period became the fiancée of a Crown Prince. One day, however, she met with a magician named Eisenheim. It was that boy with whom she played with about 15 years ago, but during his trips around the world he changed his name. Initially, she did not recognize him, but then everything was revealed, including their distant past.

 

The story took place in Vienna, but was shot in the Czech Republic in Prague and Tabor. Česky Krumlov was used to display the city, where the young magician was born. The castle, where the Crown Prince lived, was really a historical fort Konopiště. Other places where the film was shot were: Dobříš Castle, the Vinohrady Theater, and  Barrandov Studios. The Czech Film Orchestra accompanied this movie and you can see Swarovski crystals too. Well, do you wonder how the place, where the story was filmed, looks today? You can visit the Czech Republic or take a glance at the following photos from Pieter Dirkx below.

 

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Vcera vecer, zase jen nahodou, jsme objevili dalsi americky film natoceny v Ceske republice – jmenuje se The Illusionist. Hned po prvnich minutach filmu jsme zjistili, ze mista, kde se pribeh odehraval, nam byla velmi povedoma. Na zaklade scenare se mel film odehravat ve Vidni, ale byl cely natocen v Praze, Tabore, Českém Krumlově a dalsich ceskych mistech. Chcete se podivat, jak mista, kde se film natacel vypadaji dnes? Muzete, samozrejme, navstivit Ceskou republiku a nebo si prohlednou nasledujici fotografie.

 

No a co cem je tento film? Hlavni hrdina je kouzelnikem, ktery zacal studovat umeni magie jako maly chlapec. Brzy se take setkal s divkou, ktera zila ve vyssi socialni tride. Divka se setkavala s mladym kouzelnikem pres zakazy jeji rodiny. V jedne dobe se chlapec rozhodl opustit sve rodne mesto za zacal cestovat po svete. Divka se behem teto doby stala snoubenkou korunniho prince. Jednoho dne se ale setkala s kouzelnikem jmenem Isenheim. Byl to onen chlapec s kterym si hrala pred 15 lety, ale behem jeho cest po svete si zmenil sve jmeno. Zprvu tohoto muze nepoznava, ale posleze se vse prozradi vcetne jejich davne minulosti.

 

Pribeh se odehraval ve Vidni, ale byl natocen v Ceske republice v Praze a Tabore. Cesky Krumlov byl vyuzit k zobrazeni mesta, kde se mlady kouzelnik narodil. Hrad, kde zil korruni princ byl doopravdy historickou pevnosti na Konopišti. Dalsi mista, kde se film natocil byly: hrad v Dobříši, divadlo na Vinohradech a studia na Barrandove. Cesky Filmovy Orchestr doprovazel cely tento film a muzete take shlednout Swarovski krystaly. No a zajima vas, jak nektera z mist vypadaji dnes? Muzete navstivit Ceskou republiku a nebo se podivejte na nasledujici fotografie od Pietera Dirkxe.

 





Czech Hotels Don’t Attract Foreign Tourists Anymore (Ceske Hotely Jiz Nelakaji Zahranicni Turisty)

20 11 2008

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Many of you may already know that the Czech Republic is overcrowded by tourists. Our visit to Prague last Christmas definitely confirmed this. All squares and main streets were congested by tourists from around the world. During this year, the number of tourists increased further, but according to Czech statistical offices, the number of nights spent in Czech hotels has decreased, as well as interest in Czech hotels. Could it be due to a bad economic situation in the world?

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Czech and Slovak Towns: Cheb (Ceske a Slovenske Mesta: Cheb)

12 11 2008

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Do you originally come from the Czech or Slovak Republic? Which places have you visited there? And which cities? Maybe you were born in one of these countries, but you did not have the possibility to tour them. Maybe you are just about to visit them. Whatever your story is, we believe that you will appreciate information on cities and interesting places that deserve to be mentioned. One of the first places we will visit today is Chebsko – in German Egerland.

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Where to Ski in The Czech Republic? (Kde se Lyzuje v Ceske Republice?)

11 11 2008

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Czech Republic is still popular in the winter season. You will find many places for skiing and snowboarding and prices are still acceptable. Winter resorts are well maintained and, mainly, are very close to Prague.

 

The nearest resort from Prague is Krkonse, which includes Spindleruv Mlyn, Harrachov, or Pec pod Snezkou. Spindleruv Mlyn is cheaper this year, as you can see in the table at the end of our article prepared by Czech Tourism agency. Do not forget to read their article about eight different locations in the Czech mountains for this season.

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How To Get Money To Family and Friends in Europe (Jak Poslat Penize Rodine a Pratelum v Evrope)

7 11 2008

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One of the problems that we have had in the past was getting money to our family in the Czech Republic. It used to be that you could only use Western Union or send cash with somebody travelling to Europe. Western Union works well but they charge a large fee for this transaction. We solved this problem in two different ways:

1) We requested a second ATM/Debit Card from our CU(Credit Union)/Bank and sent it to our relatives in Europe.

 2) We opened an account at a CU/Bank with our relative present and added them to the account.

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