- By Kevin
- On Dec 24, 2017
- Travel Tips
One way to visit Prague deeply,and find out its local life,its historic people's stories and special foods is to book our Traditional Czech Food Tour,where we serve Czech classics that are close to achieving the impossible goal of matching the deliciousness that our beloved grandmas used to serve us when we were kids.Just with us to find the Prague local life&important historic people as below.
Alexander Dubcek(1921-92)--Government leader.Though he's not a Czech,Dubcek is a key figure in the history of Prague and the country.A Slovak Communist,he became the first secretary of the Communist Party in January 1968,presiding over the"Prague Spring"reforms.After he was ousted in the August 1968 Soviet-led invasion,Dubcek faded from view,only later to stand with Havel to declare the end of hard-line Communist rule in 1989.He returned to become speaker of Parliament after the Velvet Revolution but was killed in a car accident in 1992.
Václav Havel(b.1936)--Author,dissident,ex-president.Absurdist playwright in the 1960s,Havel became a leading figure in the prodemocracy movement Charter 77 and the first president after leading the Velvet Revolution.
Among other famous Czech expats are Oscar-winning film director Milos Forman(Amadeus,One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)and Milan Kundera,the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being and other widely admired works about 20th-century Czech life.Kundera is now a French citizen and bitterly refuses to make a public return to his homeland,after having left during the dark days of Communist"normalization."