There’s always another battlefield

January 2013. The monument to the Battle of the Nations sat on top of a hill at 91 meters – one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Its art nouveau design was outdated. Its granite and concrete construction, although monumental, underwhelmed. As a history buff, I simply had to visit it in 2013 …

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Hockey night in Prague

January 2013. It was a mismatch. HC Slavia Praha led Pirati Chomutov, 3-1, at the end of the second period. The latter made it more competitive during the third period. But the outcome was a foregone conclusion. Losing 4-1 to the home team, Pirati Chomutov would eventually get relegated at the end of the season. …

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