In S1E9, Richard goes to Prague. Back in Hartford at a Friday night dinner, Rory comments, “Did you know that the cell that Vaclav Havel was held in is now a hostel? You can stay there for like $50 a night.”
Vaclav Havel was a writer and president of Czechoslovakia, as well as the first president of the Czech Republic. Prior to his presidencies, his anti-communist activities led to his imprisonment on several occasions.