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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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Prague Herna Bars

Prague Herna Bars In Czech the word “Herna” does actually mean “Casino” but I’m not going to say that Prague Herna Bars are going to give you that casino experience because they won’t. These are places which generally are Non-stop (open 24 hours). I did a brief search of adjectives that described Herna Bars in … Read More

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Czech Koláče

Czech Koláče In Czech it’s a Koláč (sounds like kolarch). More than one koláč is called koláče (sounds like kolar-chay). When Czech immigrants started arriving in the USA in the 1870s they brought it with them. It takes it’s name from the Czech word “Kola” which translates as “Wheels”. Czech koláče are defined as being … 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

sign saying halal meat over a turkish grill prague halal food

Prague Halal Food

Prague Halal Food Halal or “permissible” food must be eaten in accordance with certain religions. For the rest of us, it’s still beef, lamb, chicken etc but just prepared in a different way so any of the restaurants below are good choices for Arabic food. If you eat only Halal food then below you’ll find … Read More

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Prague Chalkboard Menus

Prague Chalkboard Menus If you want to get into the city then you are going to have to step out of your comfort zone and that means accepting that local places often do not have English language menus. I’m not going to do a whole load of menu translations, you can read more about meals … Read More

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Prague Hot Dogs

Prague Hot Dogs It’s not quite a full meal but it’s more than a snack. Personally for the same price I can get 3 or 4 Chlebicky (open sandwiches) which are much more healthy but I guess you don’t get the “ketchup running down the chin” experience. There are different Prague hot dogs so here … Read More

two open czech sandwiches. One is ham and egg, the other is smoked salmone

The Czech Open Sandwich – Chlebicek

Chlebicek – the Czech Open Sandwich When I first arrived in Prague what I considered to be a sandwich was two pieces of bread with something in the middle. For me an open sandwich was party food. Then you come to realise that a Chlebiček (it sounds like if you say Hlebeecheck) is fresh, quick … Read More

Wollem Prague Garnet Collection

Wollem Prague Garnet Collection Anybody that knows me will know my appreciation of Garnet (having a wife with a January birthday focuses the mind). On the Prague Garnet post you read about Czech Garnet and introduced you to the Magic Series in my recommended shop. In the Magic Series I was impressed not only by … Read More

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Prague Three Day Travel Pass

The Prague Three Day Travel Pass You’re probably deciding whether or not you’ll need to use Prague Public Transport and then whether you’ll need the 1 month ticket (from a DPP Office) or the long-term Litacka (for minimum 1 month), the Prague three day travel pass or single tickets. This page deals with the Prague … Read More