Monthly Archives: September 2002

The best of Montreal

Written by: Anita Lišková & Todd Shaw Photo by: Rene Jakl and archiv This former French colony still retains much of its Gallic joie de vivre, and visitors are likely to come for a promenade along the port or the frequent large-scale festivals. A combination of ethnic and architectural diversity creates an ideal destination for…

Read more

Ford Fiesta: mature compact

Written by: Jan Tuček The new generation of compacts is approaching lower middle-class cars in both their features and dimensions. Proof of this is the new Ford Fiesta, a completely mature automobile that refuses to be called “little”. FROM FIRST GLANCE, the new Fiesta resembles the larger Focus model, not only because the shape is…

Read more

Atelier: Laid-back luxury

Written by: John Letzing Photo by: Dorothea BylicaA band of young Czechs has been set loose with the tools to bring local diners a more accessible, yet still delectable, version of haute cuisine. After closely studying the tricks of the fine dining trade, L’ubo Mikuš and friends have created an experience with a hint of…

Read more

The Bacchus Report: The mystery of El Calvador

Written by: Helena Baker Today Calvados is quite simply the world’s most celebrated apple spirit – known as applejack in the USA and jablkovice in this country. In 1588, El Salvador, a Spanish warship of Philip II’s armada ran aground near the town of Bayeux, Normandy. From this event the area acquired the name of…

Read more

Diversify your diet for better health

Written by: Blanka Junová Photo: Isifa The ability to adapt to new circumstances is the essence of a successful life. We must constantly develop ourselves, discard old dogmas, and discover new solutions. A change in eating habits may be part of this development. What to expectA description of some sensations and symptoms related to a…

Read more

September 2002

Compiled by Marie Šrámková Fall welcomes musical ambassadors One of the city’s most significant cultural events, the international music festival Prague Autumn, celebrates its 12th anniversary. Starting from the middle of September, 17 concerts will be held introducing eight foreign orchestras led by 12 conductors, 20 foreign instrumentalists and 16 singers. Local debuts include the…

Read more

Courtyard revisited

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: Hana Hamplová “We are in the center, three minutes from Wenceslas Square, yet it’s still quiet,” says Renáta Kodadová, lawyer and marketing manager for Skanska Property. The majority of office space in the building, designed by architectural studio Loxia, is located in the recently-built modern section, situated next to…

Read more

Insurance on the road

Written by: René Jakl Photo by: Ivan Malý These days, hardly anyone dares to go abroad without health insurance. Just a broken leg with a small operation and two days hospitalization could cost as much as CZK 400,000 in the USA. The following brief information may be useful for you, whether you have just returned…

Read more

Good followers make good leaders

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Ivan Malý Recently, I hired a new sales associate that asks so many questions that she keeps me from getting my own work done. How can I get her to think for herself? A new employee asking many questions is a positive sign, demonstrating interest, determination, and motivation. Take…

Read more

Statues from elsewhere

Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová Photo by: Věroslav Sixt Petr Kavan started his artistic career chiseling linden wood in Český ráj. Later he traveled to India, where he learned of a new material – rare black granite. SIX YEARS AGO, when Kavan embarked on a two-month-long voyage around India, he visited the little town of Mamallapuram,…

Read more
Back to top