KUTNÁ HORA: silver and bones

Kutná Hora is an ancient town located to the east of Prague, an hour journey by train, and which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Though in medieval times it was a a mining center that contributed significantly to the royal coffers of the princes of Bohemia, these days it is probably best

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The Sedlec ossuary. No dogs allowed.

ALL SOULS’ DAY, 2 NOVEMBER: some pass on to the hereafter… and some don’t

Czechs, by their own account, are some of the least religious people in the world. Nevertheless, the long-standing tradition of All Souls’ Day is alive and well here, so to speak. Over the weekend, the country’s already-beautiful cemeteries began to blaze with the light of thousands of candles, lit in remembrance of those no longer

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ZOO PRAHA: doing it like animals

Living in Prague can be a wild life, and nothing says ‘wild’ like hanging out with lions and tigers and bears. Or jaguars and lizards and beers. The place for that is obviously Zoo Praha, one of the coolest and most widely acclaimed zoos not only in Europe, but also in the entire world. It’s

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Tom is a playful bad-ass who enjoys playing tricks on his keepers when he's not busy popping suddenly out of the water to startle children and unsuspecting dogs.
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