The Czech Glass Class

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There are many things the Czech Republic is very well known for, one of them being Czech Glass. To be more specific, Bohemian Crystal. The production of Bohemian Crystal, from the Bohemia and Silesia regions, is a rich centuries-old tradition that is still thriving today.

The Polish Company Keeping Europe Posted

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The success of Polish eCommerce delivery provider InPost has rewritten the map for deliveries in Poland and beyond, with Automated Parcel Machines becoming the go-to choice for people who want to be able to receive packages at all times and without having to pay a fortune. 

Bâlea Lake Ice Church

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Surely you've heard of Ice Hotels as they are nothing new. But if you are looking for one of a kind place to hold your wedding or christening of your child, then this Ice Church on top of Romania's highest peaks might be the perfect place.

Planica: Where Ski Flying Was Born

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In the Slovene Alps, there is a valley called Planica. Although incredibly beautiful, that isn’t what sets it apart from other alpine valleys. What makes it unique is a century-old tradition of ski flying, an extreme version of ski jumping, with much longer distances.

The Ulma Family Beatification

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In a first ever case for the Catholic Church, Pope Francis approved the beatification of an entire family, including their youngest - unborn - child. The Ulma family of South East Poland were shot by the Gestapo in March 1944, for sheltering Jews. Their actions nevertheless inspired others in their village of Markowa to follow their example, and the family have been revered in the region ever since.

The Father of Modern Electronics

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It is quite safe to say that the world would be a different place without a groundbreaking invention by Polish chemist Jan Czochralski, which you can thank for the scores of products you use daily. Think smartphones, laptops, and scores of other electronic gadgets.

Remnants of the Ice Age in Poland

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Growing up in Poland, it was always fun to follow weather forecasts (*talking about the weather is not actually only a British thing). As kids, we kept a comparison score of whether it would be as cold where we were as it was in the northeasternmost Polish town of Suwałki.

Trust Issues in Czechia

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Czechia has recently experienced a crisis of trust. Citizens do not trust their politicians and public representatives. Is the situation as dire as it seems, and is there a possibility of addressing it?