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AN INDIAN SUMMER IN THE GIANT MOUNTAINS IS MAGICAL. THEIR RIDGES OFFER A SHELTER FROM THE HEAT IN THE LOWLANDS, BRINGING FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR AND GIVING YOU THE STRENGTH TO CLIMB TO THE TOP. IT IS THESE PEAKS THAT ARE THE THEME OF THE COMPETITION SPONSORED BY THE GIANT MOUNTAIN - UNION OF TOWNS AND VILLAGES. SHARE PHOTOS YOU’VE TAKEN FROM THE PEAKS, SIGN IN TO THE PHOTO CONTEST AND GET A CHANCE TO WIN SOME GREAT PRIZES.

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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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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?

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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.

Read more: THE LARGEST CUTLERY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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)?