Compact archive August 3, 2007

Roger Sanchez in Prague's club Mecca

Roger Sanchez in Prague's Club Mecca On the occasion of the 9th anniversary, Prague’s club Mecca will welcome one of the best music DJs in the world Roger Sanchez. He will perform in Mecca club (U Pruhonu 3) on 20th September 2007.

Roger Sanchez is a successful house music icon known in the world for his CDs compilations, club nights and a radio show listened by over 1.2 million of people in Europe and the USA every week.

Tickets for the evening can be bought via Ticketpro network for 890 CZK. You can also buy a V.I.P ticket for 1,990 CZK. To Mecca club you can get from metro station Holesovice (red line C) by trams no. 5, 12 or 15.

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Do you want to be a nude model for Jan Saudek?

Do you like photographs by Jan Saudek? Do you want to get to know other places than Prague? Are you willing to take off your clothes? If you answer positively to all these three questions, then you can become one of the models of Jan Saudek.

Already more than 250 hundred people have signed in for the largest group photo of nude people in the Czech Republic that will be taken in the fortress in Krelov near Olomouc on 5th August 2007. People of all ages and nationalities are welcome.

A commissioner will be present at the event to write down the record number of naked people in the Czech Book of record. Those interested can sign in here.

50-heller coins will be withdrawn from circulation in one year

50-haller coin The Bank Board of the Czech National Bank has decided to withdraw 50-heller coins from money circulation by 31st August 2008. Shops will not accept them from 1st September 2007 onwards. After 1st September 2008 until 31th August 2009 people can exchange 50-heller coins in any Czech bank, until 2014 in the Czech National Bank.

“The main reason for this decision is that 50-heller coins are ceasing to fulfil their function as circulation currency. A total of 410 million such coins are currently in circulation, representing 41 per person including babies,” said Member of the CNB Bank Board Pavel Rezabek.

Another reason is that the 50-heller coins are made of aluminium, which wear easily away and makes the coin-counting machines dirty. Unlike other coins, the 50-heller coins have to be processed manually.

The prices in shops should stay the same, as the prices will be finally rounded at the cash desk.

Czech Airlines awarded

CSA Czech Airlines Czech airlines (CSA) seated in Prague obtained a prestigious World Airline Award for the Best Air Carrier In The Central Europe. The award is given every year after a global and independent passenger survey of airline standards. CSA were also awarded the Best Cabin Staff in Central Europe.

CSA were also awarded the Best Airline Based in Central/Eastern Europe by the Official Airline Guide (OAI) in last four consecutive years. At the beginning of this year Czech Airlines were also evaluated The Best Air Company in the TTG Travel Awards 2007.

According to MF DNES newspaper, CSA are thinking of creating a discount airline that would attract lower-income passengers. It would help them be profitable and increase the usage of the large air fleet.

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British Embassy in Prague is one of the busiest

British Embassy in Prague is the ninth busiest embassy in the world, says the press release of the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The busiest British Embassies are in Spain, the USA, Greece and France.

British tourists contact the Prague’s Embassy after loosing their passports or being arrested by the police. The latter one is mostly the case of young men who come to Prague to enjoy the wide nightlife. From April 2005 till March 2006 the Czech Republic was visited by 813,000 of British tourists, 845 of them sought the Embassy’s help.

According to Tomio Okamura from the Association of Czech travel agencies, more and more young British tourists head to Baltic areas where they can beer and local girls for lower costs.