During my work and travels around the world, I meet elders of all kinds of tribes – even our own, European or Euro-American. And so I have been able to talk with Jane Goodall, Steve Jobs’ coach, Robert Fulghum, or Anna Hogenova, Nora Vlášková, Jan Hnízdil, Václav Cílek, and many others. This book is a … Read more

Immediately after the Russian army invaded Ukraine, I found myself in need of information: what is the story of Vladimir Putin, what is the story of Volodymyr Zelensky? What is the story of the threat to nuclear power plants and what is the story of nuclear weapons? Does Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President … Read more

In 2000 Miroslav Zikmund, Miroslav Náplava and I went to Sri Lanka and Maldives together. For Mirek Náplava and me at that time it was just an amazing trip with a travel guru. We had no idea what it would be like for Mr. Zikmund to return to one of the key places in his … Read more

A book about what we all have for free, but it is priceless, unattainable. A book about the time we have been given and how we use it… When I finished the film of the same name in 2014, I thought it would be a shame not to use the material we had filmed but … Read more

“We started out as filmmaking misfits!” These are the very words of Miroslav Zikmund, with which he begins the story of how they both managed to create hundreds of film reports and four feature films that were the subject of queues at biographies.

A book whose mission is to be destroyed during travelling. Short stories from all over the world, small format for your pocket, durable binding to withstand getting wet and folding, porous paper to dry your shoes, build a fire, wipe your hands or… Ideal to read before going to bed, on the toilet, during a … Read more

A book about friendship and how this fragile thing comes into being, how it disappears without care and how to try to keep it. Albania may be the last wilderness of Europe. It is a place where a promise is kept and where betrayal is still punishable by death. A book about one of the … Read more

The book describes the longest hike to the North Pole, successfully undertaken by a Czech expedition. Peter Horký and the polar explorer Miroslav Jakeš reached the North Pole on 12 April 2008 at 11:57 CET. A two-member expedition of Peter Horký and the experienced polar explorer Miroslav Jakeš set out to the Pole from the … Read more

A story of many tense and both literally and figuratively “hot” moments experienced by the authors on their journey. Reading some of the stories will probably make your hair rise with horror – for instance, the story of how our adventures tried to take photos of a man-eating shark from quite a small distance… A … Read more

The book won the prestigious international literature prize of Egon Erwin Kisch. Cuba Libre is a book full of freedom, and the joy and thirst…for life. And, understandably, also thirst for Cuban rum and an appreciation of one’s life. Mirek Náplava and I have set out to the exotic island of the Caribbean, Cuba, five … Read more