IYG 2012 - August 17: Grand Finale

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This is the end. August 17 was the final day of this year’s IYG (well, almost, but August 18 was completely filled with departures). In the morning, we visited the Museum of the Police of the Czech Republic with many exhibits dating from the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire up to today.

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IYG 2012 - August 16: A Bus-y Day

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Our return to Prague was mostly just a long bus journey, but as always, we had something to do to make it a little less long – we stopped at Orlík Dam, the second largest dam in the Czech Republic by area and the largest by volume and a part of the Vltava Cascade, . . . → článek pokračuje IYG 2012 – August 16: A Bus-y Day

IYG 2012 - August 15: Animal Farm

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As we are now staying on a farm, it would be only natural to spend one of the days here learning about farm life and experiencing it ourselves. After several chateaus, castles, and city center visits, it was a welcome change for many of the participants. All of us could try a series of . . . → článek pokračuje IYG 2012 – August 15: Animal Farm

IYG 2012 - August 14: Rolling in the Deep

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A National Cultural Monument and a UNESCO site – in one day. That was August 14 for the participants of IYG 2012. In the morning, we visited Hluboká (“Deep”) Castle in Southern Bohemia, which can be considered one of the most beautiful castles in the Czech Republic, rebuilt and restored in several periods – . . . → článek pokračuje IYG 2012 – August 14: Rolling in the Deep

IYG 2012 - August 13: Blacksmith-Potter-Abbot

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Interesting combination of words, isn’t it? Well, the participants of this year’s IYG were using them all day today. Why? August 13 was the “Day of Historical Craftworks”.

In three groups, we could all try out the job of a blacksmith – working with iron is harder than it looks.

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IYG 2012 - August 12: UNESCO-ed!

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The ninth day of IYG 2012 was dedicated to a UNESCO site – the town of Telč. First, we caught a glimpse of the town from a nearby watchtower. The center of the town is listed in UNESCO as cultural heritage, with a beautiful square and a castle combined with a chateau.

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IYG 2012 - August 11: It looks just like Canada

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This day was dedicated to visiting the second largest city in the Czech Republic – Brno. We went on a guided tour of the city center and saw all of the most important sights – Petrov hill and cathedral, the Old and New Town Hall, Freedom Square and had the opportunity to see Brno . . . → článek pokračuje IYG 2012 – August 11: It looks just like Canada

IYG 2012 - August 10: Call the police!

10-8-08

A week has already passed since this year’s IYG began. To spice up the program, the Police of the Czech Republic prepared a number of presentations of various types of police work. We saw specially trained dogs, a fight between a policeman and a car thief and even a helicopter. The participants could learn . . . → článek pokračuje IYG 2012 – August 10: Call the police!

IYG 2012 - August 9: Refrigerator

9-8-05

Today, we visited one of the most famous sights in the Czech Republic – the Lednice chateau. The word Lednice in Czech means “Refrigerator”, which is strange, because South Moravia, where the chateau is located, is one of the warmest areas in the Czech Republic and is also very famous for producing wine. In . . . → článek pokračuje IYG 2012 – August 9: Refrigerator

IYG 2012 - August 8: Jump!

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The theme of the fifth day of this year’s IYG was “Sports”, because Baldovec – the place we are staying at now – is also a sports center. We split into three groups so everyone would have the opportunity to try three activities – archery, paintball and Tarzan’s jump. For most participants, the most . . . → článek pokračuje IYG 2012 – August 8: Jump!