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CONSIDERING A TRIP ABROAD? COMPARED TO MANY COUNTRIES CZECHS HAVE AN ADVANTAGE, THEY HAVE THE EIGHTH STRONGEST PASSPORT. WE CAN TRAVEL TO 152 COUNTRIES WITHOUT A VISA.

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DON’T MISS THE OPENING PRESENTATION OF THE NEWLY COMPLETED GIANT KNIFE AND FORK AS PART OF THE PROGRAMME FOR THE 27TH PELHŘIMOV – TOWN OF RECORDS FESTIVAL ON 9 AND 10 JUNE, THIS TIME FEATURING CURIOUS MAX PRODUCTS.

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WE TOO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS WITH CZECH CHRISTMAS RECORDS. THE LONGEST HAND-MADE CHRISTMAS CHAIN WAS MADE BY THOSE AT THE CHRISTMAS MARKET IN KARVINÁ. THEIR RECORD CHAIN, MEASURING A WHOPPING 16 KILOMETRES, HAS BEEN IN THE CZECH GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS SINCE 2008. HOWEVER STUDENTS IN DUBLIN BEAT THIS HANDS DOWN WITH A CHAIN STRETCHING FOR AN AMAZING 59 KILOMETRES!

Read more: DO YOU ALSO LIKE TO WONDER ABOUT RECORDS (THE LARGEST, HEAVIEST, LONGEST)?

THE TIBETANS ARE WELL-KNOWN FOR BEING A VERY FRIENDLY PEOPLE. DESPITE THIS, MANY A TRAVELLER MAY SOON HAVE THEIR DOUBTS. BARELY DO YOU ENTER A VILLAGE, BEFORE YOU‘VE HAD A GOOD LOOK AROUND, THEY‘RE STICKING THEIR TONGUES OUT AT YOU. BUT WHY?

Read more: WHEN IN ROME DO AS THE ROMANS, BUT THIS?

THE MUSEUM OF RECORDS AND CURIOSITIES IN PELHŘIMOV HAS A NUMBER OF CHRISTMAS RARITIES. FOR EXAMPLE, A CERAMIC NATIVITY SCENE PLACED IN A FIFTY LITRE DEMI-JOHN. IT COMES FROM THE WORKSHOP OF ARTIST MILENA VAŠÍČKOVÁ FROM TŘEŠTINA NEAR MOHELNICE.

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