VINOBRANÍ: the celebration of the grape (and all good things that come from it)

It’s time to get your Dionysus on because September in Prague is wine time, and that’s a fine time indeed. When most people think of the Czech Republic, they think of beer, but one of the other classic beverages which this country excels at producing is wine. So at the beginning of every autumn, in

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The season of the grape.

THE PRAGUE SPRING AND THE SOVIET INVASION OF 1968

In the late-night hours of 20-21 August, 1968, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was invaded by approximately 500,000 members of the combined armed forces of East Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Poland lead by – who else? – the USSR. This military incursion was undertaken by the Warsaw Pact nations in order to put a stop to

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Peaceful obstruction and resistance to the Warsaw Pact invasion of 1968.

FARMERS MARKETS IN PRAGUE: support local agriculture and save money too…

Who needs resellers, supermarkets, and other middlemen to drive up the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, fish, and meat, when you can buy them directly from the farmers who produce them? Prague is not to be outdone by other European locales when it comes to following the growing trend toward being able

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Sunshine and good times at Jiřák.

6 BEER GARDENS IN PRAGUE,  and not just the same two that every other blog tells you to visit…

As always, when visiting beer gardens and other outdoor spaces in Prague, make sure you have cash with you as no one allows you to pay by card and there are not normally bank machines close-by. In addition to drinks, all of these gardens serve the usual Czech grilled food such as sausages, cheese, and

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Chilling at Parukarka in the early afternoon.

Prague vs. Taxi: Drivers in the city center rip tourists off money

A lot of travelers have probably experienced this situation. You just came to an entirely foreign city and you are feeling tired and confused. You withdraw the first foreign money from an ATM. Then you try to count how many euros, dollars or rubles that approximately is, but you still have a hard time estimating

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Karlova street in Prague so-called tourist highway

25 years of freedom

The 17th of November, the Czechs and Slovaks are celebrating the so-called Velvet Revolution – the peaceful demonstrations that ended the 41 years period of totalitarian communist rule. During those remarkable days, the opposition singers banned from their career for decades could sing to large crowds again and the Western world was zealously listening to

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The door of Iron Curtain finally opened after 1989.
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