Ahoj, Monday! Your morning cup of Czechia for Sept. 11

Weekend news recap and tips for the week ahead, plus recommendations for where to get your morning cup.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 11.09.2023 08:00:00 (updated on 11.09.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

📰 Weekend news recap

  • Czech experts are concerned about a new Covid variant detected in Denmark and the Czech Republic that carries many mutations.
  • The Czech Republic saw record-breaking high temperatures on Saturday at several weather stations across the country, with summer-like heat expected to last into mid-week.
  • Polish The Green Border, supported by the Czech Film Fund and co-produced with Czech Television won a Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival for its portrayal of refugees at the Polish-Belarusian border.
  • A Foodora delivery driver in Prague was fired after a video showed him urinating by his delivery vehicle.
  • No Czech citizens have been confirmed among the victims of the deadly earthquake that struck Morocco's Atlas Mountains.
  • A 50-year-old man has died following a physical attack outside an unidentified club in Prague over the weekend.

✔️ To-do this week

  • Sept. 11|Sign up for the Expats.cz & Opero Business Speed Networking event on Sept. 11th to efficiently meet new professional contacts and potential business partners in a fun and engaging environment.
  • Sept. 12|Join Nomad Society and Prague Hurling for a free introduction to hurling and camogie at their outdoor pitch at Slovenská St 2 in Prague on Tuesday, at 7 p.m.
  • Sept. 13| Watch the restoration of the legendary Czech comedy Světáci (World Apart) on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Lucerna as part of the ongoing Made in Czechoslovakia film series.
  • Sept. 14|On this day, Jan Masaryk, diplomat, Czechoslovak foreign minister, and son of President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk was born.
  • Sept. 16|Icelandic icon Björk's multimedia work Cornucopia is in Prague this week. Tickets are still available.
  • Sept. 17|Celebrate Oktoberfest at Manifesto with a unique selection of beers and food from around the world through Sept. 29, with live music and DJs daily.

❓ Poll of the week

Last week, we asked you to name your favorite Czech dish among the top 10 on Taste Atlas. Baked duck (pečená kachna) won by a landslide at 32 percent while svíčková came in a distance second at 22 percent.

This week, a rather disturbing incident took place: a social media video, now gone viral, showed a Foodora courier standing by an open car door and very likely urinating right next to bags of orders. The delivery service admitted that the video was authentic and fired the driver for the incident. Do you agree with Foodora's actions?

Did Foodora make the right decision by terminating the driver's job?

Yes, absolutely. 73 %
No, he should've been given a second chance. 27 %
60 readers voted on this poll. Voting is open

What to stream this week

The second season of The Wheel of Time, which was filmed in Prague and locations throughout the Czech Republic last year, premiered on Amazon Prime Video last weekend, with the first three episodes of the season now available. Additional episodes of the eight-episode season will drop each Friday through Oct. 6.

Listen on your morning commute

This week marks the birthday of Czech literary giant Ivan Klíma, born on Sept. 14, 1931. Listen to an older audio interview with Klima on the BBC's Free Thinking podcast in which the writer discusses his memoir My Crazy Century reflecting on his family's imprisonment in the Nazi camp at Terezin in 1941 at age 10 and events until the 1989 Velvet Revolution.

Your morning cup

Now opened on Prague's Betlémské náměstí in the historic building that was home to Franz Kafka, Point Café & Gallery is a laidback café space with light meals and beautiful brunches by day and sophisticated urban dining by night.

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