Karel was born in South Moravia region in Czech Republic. He studied Arabic and the History of the Middle East at Charles University in Prague. Karel traveled extensively in the Middle East and Africa as a researcher-explorer. His fluency in Arabic and the knowledge of local culture allowed him to work smoothly in the middle-eastern environment on various positions. He worked as tour manager and travel designer in Morocco, Kenya, and lastly he settled in the Sultanate of Oman. Karel is currently managing the travel and tours division of Takamul Travel Oman. He attained the Omani general guiding license from the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism. His favorite sports are long distance cycling, swimming and snorkeling. He is also a landscape and nature photography enthusiast.