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The Jan Palach Square street sign

Streets – Jan Palach Square

Jan Palach Square – Namesti Jana Palacha If ever there was a place in the city that highlights why names of locations change over the years it’s the current Jan Palach Square. The names used here include it’s location, its function, a prince, an empress, two composers, a communist name and a memorial. It’s a … Read More

sign saying cafe elektric and examples of food

Cafe Elektric

Cafe Elektric Cafe Elektric in the Old Town is like the old version of a cafe i.e. it’s really a restaurant. Cafe Elektric opened in 2018 and is located in the Old Town Kolowrat Palace, it’s owned by the Kolowrat family and takes its name from a 1920s film produced by the family. There are … Read More

opening paragraphs of the czech declaration of charter 77

Charter 77

Politics and History – Charter 77 You don’t have to spend too much time watching Czech news to learn that famous people have died. Sometimes however the name is followed by a simple phrase “Charter 77 signatory”. In our current time of being able to say pretty much whatever we like and not have to … Read More

signage for the alriso risotteria in prague old town

Alriso Risotteria

Alriso Alriso appears on this site as a restaurant recommendation for people that have a Gluten Free requirement because all food here is 100% Gluten Free but it’s also a nice place to visit in a very pleasant square. Read the name carefully and you’ll see that it is a Risotteria and NOT a Pizzeria. … Read More

prague street sign that says karlova, old town, prague 1

Prague Streets – Karlova

Karlova – Charles Street Anybody who visits central Prague at some point in their trip will walk along the road called Karlova. It’s the road that links Charles Bridge with the Old Town Square. To be accurate, Karlova links the square on the Old Town side of the Charles Bridge (Křižovnické náměstí – the square … Read More

map showing location of historic vltava and kaprova prague fords now replaced by bridges

The Prague Fords

The Prague Fords It has always fascinated me how Prague has developed. On the walking tours I’m often asked the question about why the city of Prague originated in its current location. Anybody in the world will know the answer to this question if they understand their own geographical history. I was actually born in … Read More

two men with kannastar t-shirts walking through a field of hemp plants

Kannastar Cannabis in Prague

Kannastar Cannabis in Prague If you’ve read the Cannabis and CBD post you’ll understand how Cannabis products are derived from either Hemp or Marijuana, the fact that only hemp-based products are legal here and why, understanding variants and the various methods of ingestion in Prague. On this post I’ll tell you about a place where … Read More

Prague street sign called Dlouha (Long Street)

Prague Streets – Dlouha

Prague Streets – Dlouha Dlouha Street, or to give it the correct name, Dlouhá třída, is a street in Prague’s Old Town that connects Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square) and Revoluční Street (New Town). Literally it translates as the Long Street. To understand how Dlouha Street changes over time you have to understand where the … Read More

prague restaurant jaffa garden courtyard arabic food

Restaurant Jaffa

Restaurant Jaffa I like middle-eastern and Mediterranean cuisine so I’m always on the lookout for places in the centre of town that may not always be visible on the main streets. I first added Jaffa to the site as an option for visitors who require Halal food but it’s equally as attractive to vegetarians, grilled … Read More

czech filled dumplings served on a bed of caramelised onions

Czech Filled Dumplings

Czech Filled Dumplings Very often Czechs will eat smoked pork or what we call Uzena. From the original joint, part will be cooked immediately and part will be frozen to use later. Filled dumplings are what we use it for. Strangely, if a dumpling is filled with meat it’s often just referred to as a … Read More