Monthly Archives: July 2005

Fine food, great views

Written by: Tim Gosling, Klára Smolová Photo: Dorothea BylicaSummer is here, and so is outdoor dining. We took a look around the Golden City, and selected several venues with terraces, where you can have a cold drink while enjoying a view of the city or dinner under the stars. Coda – Aria Hotel Imagine a…

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Liquid gold

Written by: Petr Tůma From over a hundred bourbon distilleries that towered over Kentucky’s bluegrass before America’s prohibition era, only nine remain. But fortunately each produces several brands, so there’s a good selection. photo: archiv Not only was this caramel-colored liquor born there 200 years ago, in 1965 a federal law stipulated that only distillate…

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Free-style rules

Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová Photo by: Věroslav Sixt When enjoying active relaxation and moving about in the fresh air, a playful, relaxed style is best. It not only looks good, but it can help make you a winner. On the waves of retro Retro brings inspiration from the very beginning of sport, between WWI and…

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Digital verification

Written by: Halka Jaklová Photo by: René Jakl Would you rather not waste time with personal visits to offices or trips to the post office? The new possibility of communicating with officials over the internet could be the solution for you. O ne can now correspond with and, mainly, get information from many authorities online.…

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Go for your goals

Written by: Renée LeMoine Photo by: Vojtěch Vlk “It seems as though I am constantly jumping from one project to another, fighting fires. While I usually get my work done, sometimes I fail to get the results I wanted. What could possibly motivate him to endure broken noses, swollen eyes, and punches in the kidneys?…

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Vladimír Válek: Instilling the harmony of discipline

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo by: Luminum Vladimír Válek This extremely vital, world-renowned conductor is a natural and charismatic leader who places great demands on his team, but mainly on himself. Twenty years ago you were named head conductor of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. It became a well-known European orchestra under your leadership. How…

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French investment: End of the big boom

Written by: Jason Hovet Photo by: Luminum, Tomáš Kubeš, Petr Poliak With a few exceptions, big French investors have been relatively quiet recently. Is this a sign of slowing investment? The answer to that is yes – and no. Jean-Christophe Moulet Photo: luminum – d.raub & l.šavrdová FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) into the Czech Republic…

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ISSUE #115

Capture the moment The SC-X105 sports camcorder by Samsung features a durable, rubberized body that is water resistant and built to withstand harsh conditions. The pocket-size chassis and streamlined design provide maximum portability, fitting directly into pockets, backpacks and other athletic gear. An extra sports camera module provides hands-free shooting, and can be mounted on…

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No cottage? No problem!

Written by: Jiří Vašek Summer is vacation time, and you should spend yours with family and friends. This year try to ignore travel agencies’ offers and be your own master. You can rent a small cottage or a grand residence, relax among the rocks of Český ráj, in the Romanian mountains, or on a Florida…

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Inspiration from nature

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: archive Jiří Gabriel In fourteen years the furniture company Gazel has built an outstanding reputation and gained loyal customers. Its flagship wares are students’ and children’s furniture made of solid spruce. BEFORE THE REVOLUTIONARY year of 1989, Jiří Gabriel, Gazel’s founder and director, worked as an operations manager at the…

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