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

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

Topic |   Canada
Geologist and mountaineer Jaroslav Jakubec outside Chungking Mansions, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Picture: Jonathan WongGeologist 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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