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sign saying Exhibition of Destroyed Russian Military Equipment in prague letna park

Destroyed Russian Military Vehicles

Destroyed Russian Military Vehicles in Prague During the summer of 2022 in Letna Park the Army Museum has arranged a small exhibition of Russian military vehicles that were either destroyed or incapacitated during the war in Ukraine as they attempted to take control of major Ukrainian cities. I can tell you that it is very … Read More

prague st vitus cathedral centre-left door showing a scene of the foundation of the ST vitus basilica.

Secrets of the ST Vitus Cathedral Doors

Secrets of the ST Vitus Cathedral Doors Literally thousands of people every year will go to Prague Castle and find that ST Vitus Cathedral is closed for some reason. They’ll take some pictures of the facade and move on without having taken a closer look at the doors. This is a pity because those doors … Read More

man holding a glass of beer that has dark beer at the top and light beer at the bottom which in Prague is called a cut beer

The Cut Beer

The Cut Beer There may be many people out there familiar with something called a “Black and Tan” which is a drink separated into Pale Ale at the bottom and Stout (usually Guinness) at the top. Some people say that it spoils both beers but it looks great and takes skill to create. In Prague … Read More

jaroslav drobny receiving wimbledon mens singles trophy in 1954

The Egyptian Who Won Wimbledon

The Egyptian Who Won Wimbledon – Famous Czechs – Jaroslav Drobny If you are wondering what possible link there can be between Prague and an Egyptian who won the Men’s Singles Title at Wimbledon then read on because it’s an interesting story. You won’t find the name Jaroslav Drobný in many history books but look … Read More

beef sirloin svickova with bread dumplings, cream and cranberry jam

Czech Food – Svickova

Czech Food – Svickova Chalkboards and menus very often abbreviate this meal to just Svíčková but actually it’s full name is “Svíčková na smetane” which means “tenderloin with cream”. Without doubt this meal is in the top 3 most popular Czech meals along with goulash and schnitzel. Phonetically is sounds like “sveetch-kovah”. Let me explain … Read More

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Prague Toilets

Prague Toilets, Tips and Etiquette It’s all well and good talking about the fantastic places and all the history of Prague but often there are some basic matters to attend like what to expect from a Prague Toilets experience or a visit to a “Toalety” as the Czechs call it. Frighteningly it’s not that long … Read More

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Jidelna Svetozor

Jidelna Svetozor When friends come visiting the city or my walking tour clients express a wish to “go off the beaten path and experience the real Prague” then the Světozor Jidelna will be on my list of places to go. Světozor translates as “World View” and is pronounced like svee-et-oh-zor. The Jidelna Rules Why do … Read More

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Famous Czechs – Jan Zajic

Famous Czechs – Jan Zajic To set the scene you have to understand that the August 1968 invasion of Prague by Warsaw Pact countries extinguished the Prague Spring freedoms. Any political or social reforms were cancelled and Czechoslovakia regressed to its 1950’s state. As was increasingly common in the late 1960s, the method of the … Read More

prague street sign that says 17 listopadu in the jewish quarter

Prague Streets – 17 Listopadu

Prague Streets – 17 Listopadu 17 Listopadu translates as 17th November. It’s an iconic date known by all Czechs so it’s hardly surprising that there will be a story behind it. 17 Listopadu is the road which links Paris Street with Jan Palach Square and runs alongside the Old Jewish Cemetery for almost half it’s … Read More

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Prague and The Bourne Identity

Bourne Identity Filming Locations in Prague The first feature film of the original Jason Bourne trilogy was partly filmed in Prague in 2001 where you are led to believe you are in Zurich hence all the signage is in German. I’ve watched this film so many times and I knew most of the filming locations … Read More