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Prague Cannabis and CBD

Prague Cannabis and CBD After I wrote about the Prague Red Light District I had a few interesting emails not just about that but also about other “services” so I thought I’d write about a common question that comes up on my Walking Tours which will be “is cannabis legal in Prague?”. Because many shops … Read More

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Which Prague Hilton Hotel?

Which Prague Hilton Hotel? I was reading this month that the Prague Hilton is 30 years old and almost at the same time I arranged to meet walking tour clients at the Prague Hilton. Of course my first question was “which one?”. It got me thinking that I should write a post so people can … Read More

one of the original 19th century prague gas lamps in front of prague castle

Prague Gas Lamps

Prague Gas Lamps Since 1723 the city had maintained oil-lit street lighting on the Royal Road between Republic Square and Prague Castle. In 1846 within the fortified city walls of Prague you would still have found thousands of other private street lamps lighting roads, junctions and the entries to buildings. These all had to be … Read More

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Trafika or Tabak

Trafika or Tabak for Buying Tobacco in Prague A Trafika or Tabak is a newsagent that also specialises in the sale of tobacco and tobacco related products. If you are a smoker in Prague then you’ll have your favourite Trafika. Like Herna Bars, trafika shops took a big hit in 2017 when a nationwide internal … Read More

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Medical Emergency In Prague

Prague Medical Emergency 155 or 112 On the Prague Chemists post you would have found the updated list of 24 hour chemist services. But sometimes it’s just too serious and you may have to call for an Ambulance. Here’s how it works and what to expect. Prague Medical Emergency – Using 155 The original emergency … Read More

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Czech Motorway Vignette

Czech Motorway Vignette It’s not a sticker any more so if you intend to use a Czech Motorway then this post describes what you need to do to buy the electronic Czech Motorway Vignette and drive legally. Just note that if you DO NOT buy the vignette and the police stop you on the motorway, … 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

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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

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Prague Chemists and Drugstores

Prague Chemists and Drugstores Every now and again you’ll need to visit Prague chemists or drugstores even when you’re on holiday. Whether for some paracetemol or a bottle of shampoo, here’s what to expect. What’s the Difference Between a Lekarna, an Apotheke and a Pharmacie? There is absolutely no difference between a Lékárna, an Apotheke … 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