Geologist and mountaineer Jaroslav Jakubec outside Chungking Mansions, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Picture: Jonathan Wong
Geologist and mountaineer Jaroslav Jakubec outside Chungking Mansions, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Picture: Jonathan Wong
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Escape from communist Czechoslovakia: how one man crossed the Alps to freedom

Geologist and mountaineer Jarek Jakubec, who believes life as a refugee in the 1980s was easier than it is for today’s exiles, says leaving his parents behind was the hardest thing

Geologist and mountaineer Jaroslav Jakubec outside Chungking Mansions, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Picture: Jonathan Wong
Geologist and mountaineer Jaroslav Jakubec outside Chungking Mansions, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Picture: Jonathan Wong
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