CURRENCY EXCHANGE IN PRAGUE

Currency exchange, what a dreadfully dreary subject. Everybody hates worrying about these boring practical details, but if you don’t, then someone takes advantage of you. And that’s no fun at all. It’s expensive. Let’s avoid it. Let’s talk about dull stuff for a few minutes. The basic unit of currency in the Czech Republic is

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COOLING OFF IN PRAGUE

So it’s finally full-on summer. That’s great. The fun, the sun, the heat reflecting off the cobblestone streets, the sweat on your brow, the stinky tram rides – Prague’s got it all for everyone to enjoy. And when you’ve enjoyed it all enough, you’ll probably want to do something to cool off for a bit. There’s

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17 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS 2017 in the Czech Republic

In the summer the live music scene in the Czech Republic migrates to the outdoors. The following list covers a number of great gigs happening around the country from May to August. Most of the out-of-Prague festivals offer free camping and they’re not too difficult to get to by train. Click on the links below

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MALÁ STRANA, the “Small Side” of Prague

Sitting on the left bank of the river Vltava and connected to the Old Town by Charles Bridge, lies the city’s Malá Strana district, nestled between the foot of the castle hill and the bottom of the green slopes of Petřín Park. Translated directly, Malá Strana means “Small Side”, but the neighborhood is usually spoken of as the

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The view from Petřín Hill. Photo Melanie Rada

15 FUNNY PRAGUE PHOTOS – a possible basis for mild culture shock

No disrespect intended, but sometimes the Czech Republic differs from what outsiders are used to in some relatively humorous ways. Wandering around the country over the years, we’ve come across some things that seem perfectly normal here, but may be apt to raise an eyebrow or earn a smirk from people who aren’t from these

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Ride in comfort to the happy ending of a perfect day.

10 LOCAL DESIGNER SHOPS with offbeat, original stuff

Sometimes it seems like every third storefront and every other market stall in the center of Prague is occupied by an over-lit, over-priced souvenir shop, all of them bursting with the same shot glasses, “Bohemian” crystal goods, and t-shirts boasting such mottos as “Czech Me Out” or “Prague Olympic Drinking Team”. So maybe this doesn’t appeal

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The interior of Botanicus, very smelly in a good way.
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