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  • Virtual second hand

    Written by: Jiří Vašek Like internet stores, online second hand shops have their attractions and drawbacks. A plus is that many people will read your ad, another is that you needn’t go anywhere with the item and you can use it until you sell it. And you set the price. http://jarmark.idnes.cz Jarmark, the freely accessible…

  • A web of opportunities

    Written by: Petr Tůma Feel like changing jobs? Before submitting your notice, check on the internet to see what sort of interest there is in your profession, and how much the market is willing to pay. Sometimes all you need to do is submit your CV, and the job will find you. http://www.cvonline.cz Here you…

  • Virtual mail boxes

    Written by: Jiří Vašek E-mail addresses have become essential parts of business cards, already outweighing street names, fixed phone line numbers, and fax numbers. The advantages enjoyed by messages are available 365 days a year, and they can re retrieved from any computer anywhere in the world. http://mail.xko.cz If you don’t travel very often, it’s…

  • Mlýnec: The wheel keeps turning

    Written by: John Letzing Photo by: Dorothea Bylica Salvaged from a watery grave by its never-say-die owner, one of Prague’s finest restaurants is again prepared to impress diners with the culinary expertise of its award-winning chef. Sanjiv Suri, citizen of Prague and native of India, has seen a lot of things come and go during…

  • The best of Bucharest

    Written by: Anita Lišková & Todd Shaw Photo by: Tomáš Kubeš Located between the Carpathian Mountains and the Black Sea in southeastern Romania, Bucharest has earned the nickname “Paris of the Balkans”. An astonishing range of architecture belies the varieties of vision and epic upheavals that this city has seen over the centuries. Robert Neale…

  • September 2003

    Compiled by Marie Šrámková Photo: archiv Tour following the light Photo: Archiv On 13 September, following the summer holidays, the vocalist Lenka Dusilová, with the band Secretion, kicks off a tour of Czech clubs and cultural institutions. The autumn concerts are a part of this year’s “Light Tour 2003”, with the spring part to take…

  • Doctor’s orders, online

    Written by: Jasna Sýkorová Even the most pleasant summer can be ruined by a sinus headache, hives, or a sprained ankle. It’s always best to see a doctor, but if that is unreasonably expensive or complicated at the given moment, you can look on the internet – it’s full of information and DYI remedies. http://www.lekarna.cz…

  • Ajvö: What’s in a name?

    Written by: John Letzing Photo by: Dorothea Bylica Can a strategically placed umlaut and stark interior convey the level of cool that Ajvö desires? More importantly, is “cool” even a factor when one is seeking new and better Prague eateries? The American owners of Ajvö, Chris Hora and Zack Crighton, certainly hope so. Opened in…

  • The best of Sofia

    Written by: Anita Lišková & Todd Shaw Photo by: Tomáš Kubeš Dramatically ringed by the Balkan mountains to the north and the Vitosha mountains to the south, this former Ottoman stronghold offers the visitor everything from thermal springs and tree-lined boulevards to street bazaars and a vast array of architectural styles. Dimitar Pechlivanov Press and…

  • The Bacchus Report: Spain’s new reputation

    Written by: Libor Ševčík Until recently, Balkan wines didn’t have the reputation they could have because quantity outpaced quality. Over-production of wine in the Pyrénées peninsula is flooding supermarkets with wines in cardboard boxes. But real jewels also come from Spain. S pain is sometimes called the wine tank of Europe. Its vineyards cover the…