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the courtyard of zbiroh castle and entry to the castle pub.

Zbiroh Castle

Trips from Prague, Zbiroh Castle There are several reasons for visiting Zbiroh not least for the surrounding countryside hiking experiences but the Castle/Chateau is fairly unknown to tourists. It has an interesting history so if you are driving between Prague and Plzen it might be worth a stop especially if you are a Slav Epic … Read More

three people water zorbing in prague with the castle in the background

Water Zorbing in Prague

Water Zorbing in Prague This post is about water zorbing in Prague so just in case you are not familiar with “Zorbing” the term was commercially registered in New Zealand in 1994 but the word Zorb relating to a sphere (in this case, metal) that you could get inside can be traced back to Russia … Read More

Internal view of the Prague Podoli Swimming Pool with marked lanes and diving decks

Podoli Swimming Pool

Podoli Swimming Pool During the summer months the Podoli Swimming Pool is a magnet for families looking for a half-day or even a whole day playing in the sun and having safe water sports fun but it’s also a place for serious swimmers and athletes. On this post I explain the balance that they strike … Read More

the neo-renaissance sophies palace building on slavonic island in prague

Slavonic Island and Sophies Palace

Slavonic Island and Sophies Palace If you visit the Dancing House then when you look down into this part of the river you’ll see a weir. You may think that this is a fairly recent thing to control the river but actually there has been a weir here for at least 600 years. It’s a … Read More

prague historic tram 41 on manes bridge with prague castle in background

Historic Tram 41

Historic Tram 41 The Prague Historic Tram 41 is of a type that was running in Prague between 1908 and 1942 so it’s for people who want to experience a bit of Old Prague. This line only runs at weekends and on National Holidays. It’s ONLY between 11am and 6pm and it’s an HOURLY service. … Read More

family on a gondola in Prague hired from Little Venice on the vltava river with charles bridge in the background

Little Venice

Little Venice in Prague When you look at your tourist map of the city then find where the Charles Bridge crosses the river. On the Lesser Town side of the Charles Bridge you’ll find what seems to be a smaller river called the Čertovka Inlet (Devil’s Inlet). Where this inlet goes under Charles Bridge now … Read More

external view of the prague o2 arena in shades of blue

Prague O2 Arena

Prague O2 Arena The cellular provider O2 seems to have made a habit of buying arenas in Europe so it’s no surprise that the Prague O2 Arena follows the same model in that it’s a multi-functional location for music, sports and exhibitions. It was originally built as an event hall attached to the adjacent Harfa … Read More

black light mini golf course

Black Light Mini Golf

Black Light Mini Golf It was during the 2019 summer and I’d just done a walking tour for a family with young kids. It was hot, I mean snakes ass in a wagon rut kind of hot and the family was looking for ideas mainly to stay cool but also to enjoy themselves so this … Read More

family rock climbing at via ferrata

Via Ferrata Rock Climbing

Via Ferrata Rock Climbing It’s not often a tourist will wake up in Prague, have breakfast and think “I know, I think I’ll go to Děčín”. Děčín (with all the Czech characters it pronounced “dee-et-cheen”) isn’t really on the map for most tourists unless you are off to the Bohemian Switzerland National Park where you … 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