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white restaurant barge moored on the river next to shooters island in prague

Shooters Island

Shooters Island in Prague – Strelecky Ostrov I’m going to split this post into two parts. Obviously you’ll want to know why it’s called Shooters Island but you’ll also want to understand why you might like to come here. Where Does the Name Come From? The Island is mentioned as far back as the 12th … Read More

prague lucerna passage long view extending away. tiled floor ending at 5 tall roman windows

Lucerna Passage

Prague Lucerna Passage – Cultural Gem The first time I came through the covered Lucerna Passage (it sounds like “lootserna”) was the summer of 1996 about a week after arriving in the country. I think we were trying to find an American pub but we had no map, no smartphones, we didn’t speak Czech and … Read More

silhouette against a blue sky with white clouds of the prague marian column and the tyn church

Ten Things You Did Not Know About The Prague Marian Column

10 Things You Did Not Know About The Prague Marian Column Having written about it and described the reasoning for the column, I realised that I was aware of things that a fraction of the residents of the city would know, let alone a visitor. So as well as describing some of the destruction and … Read More

prague marian column made of sandstone standing 20 metres tall on the old town square

Prague Marian Column

Prague Marian Column If you did my Old Town Walking Tour up to February 2020 then you’ll know that in the early part of the tour I show the Meridian line on the Old Town Square and then say, and I quote “before I tell you about the meridian I have to tell you what … Read More

blackboard with chalk written menu in czech language

Prague Chalkboard Menus

Prague Chalkboard Menus If you want to get into the city then you are going to have to step out of your comfort zone and that means accepting that local places often do not have English language menus. I’m not going to do a whole load of menu translations, you can read more about meals … Read More

an exhibit at the prague illusion art museum that shows a man and a woman facing each other but the man appears much smaller

Illusion Art Museum

Illusion Art Museum At first glance you’ll think that the entry price for the Illusion Art Museum is a bit steep at CZK300 for an adult or CZK700 for a family but let me tell you, it’s worth it. Actually it’s more than worth it for several reasons which I’ll describe below. The pictures here … Read More

the rear of bobs bbq floating barge in prague with low seating area and see through drapes with a view of the river vltava and charles bridge

Bobs BBQ Shooters Island

Bobs BBQ Shooters Island During the summer months April to October, Shooters Island on the river running through Prague becomes alive as a live music venue, cafe and restaurant. This is a quick review of the Bobs BBQ restaurant. Background So the plan was to have some fun on the river with the family, get … Read More

czech food called moravsky vrabec incuding pork with fat on the meat, red and white sweet cabbage and bread dumplings

Czech Food – Moravsky Vrabec

Czech Food – Moravsky Vrabec People who know me know that in Prague, even with all the English language menu translations, I still turn to the Czech pages if I’m ordering food. The reason is simple and this meal is an excellent example. On an English language menu you might see “roast pork with dumplings” … Read More

bernard prague beer spa sign

Prague Beer Spa

Prague Beer Spa Yes, I was one of those people that said what a waste of beer when I first heard about a Prague Beer Spa. Then of course you realise that you are not actually bathing in beer it’s more like a bath with herbs in it where you can drink a beer at … Read More

Prague Lubrication Tram

Prague Lubrication Tram It’s one of those odd moments. You are standing and waiting for a tram when this strange orange tram-cabriolet comes past. Fascinating to see and get the waft of engine oil as it passes. This is the Prague Lubrication Tram or what the Czechs call the Mazačka (sounds like mazatchka) and it’s … Read More