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on the bethlehem chapel in prague, eight stainless steel plates with letters cut into them are projecting the words za pravdu onto the wall using sunlight

Za Pravdu

Za Pravdu There are many busts, statues, pictures, drawings and memorials in the city associated with Jan Hus. Probably the most striking of these is actually invisible for most of the year but if you are in Prague at a certain time of the year and you get good weather then make time to see … Read More

five girls prague paddleboarding on the river vltava

Prague Paddleboarding

Prague Paddleboarding May to October in the city is basically the whole summer season. Prague Paddleboarding is a fun way of getting out on the river on your own, as a couple or as part of a group. Of course you are going to be out of the way of most of the river traffic … Read More

tall bronze statue of jan hus on prague old town square with blue sky background

Jan Hus

Jan Hus This will be the first of five posts which will eventually give you a rounded view of Jan Hus, how to interpret his monument, where he preached and why plus a clever piece of art. But first you should understand who he was and hence WHY he is one of the most famous … Read More

black and white picture of the ocean liner ss patria in 1918 with three funnels plus fore and aft masts

SS Patria Disaster

SS Patria Disaster A trans-atlantic liner called the SS Patria sank on 25th November 1940 at the port of Haifa in what was then Palestine. You’re thinking what the hell as this got to do with Prague? Well for me it all started with a photo. In 2015 I was preparing to start my Walking … Read More

two offset renaissance style buildings with red tiled roofs called pinkas synagogue

Pinkas Synagogue

Pinkas Synagogue, a National Memorial Sometimes you can look at a building and have an idea of what came before a certain time and what came after. This post about the Pinkas Synagogue can also be broken into two parts. Before and after World War Two. The Pinkas Synagogue is on the route of the … Read More

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Avoiding Prague Public Transport Fines

Avoiding Prague Public Transport Fines Several times a year I help travellers on public transport, usually at a metro station, who have been caught up in an inspection and really don’t have a clue what’s expected of them. The ticket inspector’s English may not be that great and this will result in a stressful situation. … Read More

gothic twin tower church of our lady before tyn with jan hus monument in the foreground

Church of Our Lady Before Tyn

Church of Our Lady Before Tyn If you read about the Tyn Courtyard then it won’t surprise you too much to learn that the original church was built in front of that place, hence the name “Before Tyn”. As with many historic places it’s undergone many changes over the last 900 years. Yes that’s right … Read More

sign saying halal meat over a turkish grill prague halal food

Prague Halal Food

Prague Halal Food Halal or “permissible” food must be eaten in accordance with certain religions. For the rest of us, it’s still beef, lamb, chicken etc but just prepared in a different way so any of the restaurants below are good choices for Arabic food. If you eat only Halal food then below you’ll find … Read More

prague indoor skydiving lady with goggles in a wind tunnel

Prague Indoor Skydiving

Prague Indoor Skydiving – Hurricane Factory You could do this at any time of the year and we’ve enjoyed Prague indoor skydiving both in the summer for birthdays and the winter as christmas presents but at least in the summer you can use the rooftop bar. We’ve used this place years ago when it was … Read More

zabka potraviny in prague

The Potraviny

Potraviny – Your Local Shop Corner shop, convenience store or liquor store, it has many names but here we call it a Potraviny. It’s a place where you can stop and buy a variety of food and non-food items outside of normal supermarket opening times. The word Potraviny literally translates as “foodstuffs”. For people staying … Read More