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Not flying close enough to the sun: what Prague has in common with the southern tip of Africa

While standing in a very long queue at Passport Control, Pamela Hellig had time to consider the surprising parallel histories of Prague and Cape Town, and the years it takes for cities to heal.

A packed passenger train skidded off its rails after leaving Paris on Friday. Picture: AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 24

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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5 ideas from Prague that could work in Cape Town

“First came the Nazis, then the Communists, and now the tourists.” The citizens of Prague may feel weighed down by the constant invasions of the last century, but, for better or worse, its architecture and history have made tourism the driving force of the city’s economy. This edition of Ideas from Cities picks up some ideas from this hotspot, beyond the buildings, which could work in Cape Town too.

#TransportMonth: Czech Saga (Part 1)

by Robert Bowen
A few notes to my dad that explains my travel challenges as a South African
Hey Dad
You might be wondering why you recently bought an EasyJet ticket, here’s why.
We arrived at the German border and handed in our passports. About half an hour later I was called to the front of the […]