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prague duplex nightclub main entry signage and posters

Duplex Nightclub

Duplex Nightclub – Wenceslas Square Duplex Nightclub describes itself as the best club in Prague. To be honest, with the multi-floor technical layout and top DJs, I think it’s got a good claim and it’s definitely in the top 3 in the city. At the time of writing, DJ Magazine had voted Duplex Nightclub at … Read More

signage for prague alfons mucha museum

Mucha Museum

Mucha Museum – Alfons Mucha Anybody that knows me will be aware of my interests in art and architecture. On the “art” side I’ve written about Alfons Mucha as a person, his impact on the Municipal House, a 5-post breakdown of his most famous work, the Slav Epic. I’ve seen the entire Slav Epic exhibited … Read More

front entry signage of the playground in prague

The Playground

The Playground Once upon a time there was a Hamleys toy shop in Prague which had an arcade section called “The Playground”. Fast-forward to 2024 and Hamleys has gone and the whole venue now comes under the collective name called The Playground. If you are travelling with kids under 14 you’ll definitely want to know … Read More

general signage picture for trdlo in prague showing four pieces

Trdlo – Chimney Cake

Trdlo It’s become very popular for tourists to try Trdlo or in the correct form “Trdelník” usually as a snack but compared with 15 years ago Trdlo comes with several different options so here I’ll describe what to expect and what to look out for at the point of sale. Origin of Trdlo Although it’s … Read More

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Prague Streets – Dusni

Prague Streets – Dušní If you are on your way to see the official city memorial to Franz Kafka then next to it you cannot miss the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit built in 1348. In Czech, Dušní means “Holy Spirit”. Dušní runs from Dlouha Street less than 100 metres from the Old … Read More

Kralik or rabbit served with puree potatoes and onion sauce

Czech Food – Kralik

Kralik – Rabbit Tired of Chicken and Pork? Then look out for what we call Králík (it’s pronounced like kraa-leek) which is rabbit. It’s not a common item on regular menus but you’ll see it often on chalkboard menus indicating it’s a temporary item. Later in the year it becomes more available (hunting season) where … Read More

signage for museum of communism in prague where russian doll has sharp teeth

Museum of Communism

Museum of Communism 20 years ago I visited the old location of the Museum of Communism and found it quite uninspiring. Fast forward 20 years and the new location in V Celnice has a completely fresh outlook presented in a more understandable timeline with the majority of information about the exhibits translated into English. You … Read More

prague spitfire butterflies sculpture on the maj shopping centre

Spitfire Butterflies

Spitfire Butterflies On August 20th 1940 when Winston Churchill said “never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few” he was of course referring to all of those pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain the same year. Strange how, 84 years later, I stood outside … Read More

the winged lion in prague cast in bronze on a granite plinth

The Winged Lion Memorial

The Winged Lion On one side of the Lesser Town is an area called Klárov. It has a small open area of ground with two monuments dedicated to World War Two. One of them is the Winged Lion. The Winged Lion is specifically dedicated to 2513 Czechs and Slovaks who fought as pilots and air … Read More

interior of the cafe no stress in prague

Cafe No Stress

Cafe No Stress Once upon a time there was a restaurant opposite the Spanish Synagogue called No Stress which was a kind of Asian/French fusion restaurant. The head chef Didine Benmissi who worked there for 18 years could never secure a supply of high quality French-style bread and so he started to make his own. … Read More