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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

prague mystic skate park cup poster 2023

Mystic Skate Park

Mystic Skate Park Not everybody comes to Prague for the history and culture. Czechs are very sporty people and there is a wide range of sports activities being participated in throughout the city. One of them is the Mystic Skate Park. Mystic Skate Park in Prague is one of nearly 80 skate parks in the … Read More

prague on-street hire orange lime e-bike with green lime e-scooter in background

On-Street Scooters and Bikes

Activity – Hiring On-Street Scooters and Bikes Whether you view them as a curse or a convenient method of getting around there’s no doubting that on-street hire is going to be with us for the foreseeable future. What I’ll try and do on this post is describe the most popular options in Prague and help … Read More

the facade of the hamleys toy shop in Prague decorated for christmas

Hamleys Toy Shop

Hamleys Toy Shop in Prague Hamleys has now CLOSED as a toyshop but the new operator has retained the old activities so it’s now called “The Playground”. I will update this post once I have visited. At first glance Hamleys Toy Shop in Prague is just selling stuffed toys and board games but it’s a … Read More

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 – Currently closed (July 2022). Find other activities at the base of this post 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 … 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 and 42 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 … 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