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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

two men with kannastar t-shirts walking through a field of hemp plants

Kannastar Cannabis in Prague

Kannastar Cannabis in Prague If you’ve read the Cannabis and CBD post you’ll understand how Cannabis products are derived from either Hemp or Marijuana, the fact that only hemp-based products are legal here and why, understanding variants and the various methods of ingestion in Prague. On this post I’ll tell you about a place where … Read More

prague restaurant jaffa garden courtyard arabic food

Restaurant Jaffa

Restaurant Jaffa I like middle-eastern and Mediterranean cuisine so I’m always on the lookout for places in the centre of town that may not always be visible on the main streets. I first added Jaffa to the site as an option for visitors who require Halal food but it’s equally as attractive to vegetarians, grilled … Read More

red and white new town street sign in prague called narodni or national street

Prague Streets – Narodni

Prague Streets – Národní Národní or “National Street” was formed almost by accident. Back in the mid-13th Century a fortified wall surrounded the Old Town with a moat in front of the wall. Later the New Town would be defined as the area on the opposite side of that moat. The fortified wall stands there … Read More

The rear plaza of the prague Quadrio Shopping Centre with the david cerny sculpture franz kafkas head

Quadrio Shopping Centre

Quadrio Shopping Centre I looked through my old photos of Prague to see if there were any from this area before the Quadrio Shopping Centre was built but I didn’t have anything. Not surprising really as apart from the old fruit and veg market during the day and the drug dealers around the entry to … Read More

boat hotel matylda and klotylda moored on the river vltava in prague with quayside and river visible

Boat Hotel Matylda

Boat Hotel Matylda and Klotylda I think that I can just remember when Matylda was the only part but they expanded by adding the Klotylda so now the Klotylda is primarily for accommodation with a total of 18 rooms. Matylda hosts the other 6 rooms plus it has the breakfast room which is later used … Read More

prague bistro strecha interior with wood floor and chairs and tiled bar

Bistro Strecha

Bistro Strecha, good food and a great cause Strecha means “roof” and the first thing you’ll notice here is that it’s on the ground floor so if the name doesn’t relate to it’s location then maybe it’s to remind people that they are aiming high or that they have a safe place over their heads. … Read More

street sign in prague saying jeruzalemska in white text on a red background

Prague Streets – Jeruzalemska

Prague Streets – Jeruzalemska Like many street names in Prague we have to go way back in time to make sense of them. In our case that means going back to the 14th Century to get a clue as to where Jeruzalemska got it’s name because it’s NOT directly named after the city. It was … Read More

prague charles square trees and gothic new town hall pictured in early spring

Charles Square

Charles Square It’s probably not going to be on your top ten list when visiting Prague but Charles Square is an historic area which today is a park bisected by two main roads but it has an active past so I’ll describe why it is here, some of it’s colourful history, why you might like … Read More

Memorial to the Victims of Collectivisation in Czechoslovakia consisting of metal shards in the form of a cereal crop encased in barbed wire

Victims of Collectivisation

Memorial to the Victims of Collectivisation When you take individual private companies and bring them under State control that’s called Nationalisation. When you take an entire sector of production under State control that’s called Collectivisation. In post-1948 Czechoslovakia the theory for agriculture was that as the State now owned the company or the land it … Read More