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jachym berka, the iron knight or darth vader statue with view of the nova radnice facade in prague

Prague Darth Vader Statue

The Darth Vader Statue Long before George Lucas (1976 Star Wars director) was born, actually even before his father was born, a statue was erected in Prague and it looks a lot like Darth Vader so what’s going on? It’s another example of a mixture of fact and legend for which Prague is famous. To … Read More

bloomest laundry in prague with self-service option

Bloomest Laundry Self-Service

Bloomest Laundry Self-service There are launderettes all over the city offering serviced washes and dry cleaning but not so many do a self-service option. In the Old Town (Josefov) area I recommend a place called Bloomest (close to the Spanish Synagogue). I’ve found that the main webpage is only for people interested in opening a … Read More

signage of the prague womens only hostel in the tyn courtyard

Prague Women’s Only Hostel

Women’s Only Hostel Apart from the grammatical destruction of the English language in the name I welcome this new addition to the Prague Hostel scene. For the first time you don’t just have a female dorm or private room etc, the whole place is designed to be for women, hence the name. What triggered my … Read More

flight of beer on a tray on a wooden table in prague

Fat Cat – Flight of Beer

Fat Cat – Flight of Beer Experience I’ve had many flights of beer or what we call a “Beer Degustation” here but on a very warm and stormy July day I was passing the Fat Cat restaurant in the Old Town and the girls were wiping down the tables after a rain shower. So there … Read More

sign saying world of banksy in prague

World of Banksy

World of Banksy – The Immersive Experience One of the myriad museums and exhibitions in Prague is called the World of Banksy. Located in the deconsecrated church of ST Michael in Michalska (60 seconds from the Old Town Square and fun fact: deconsecrated churches here may only be used for cultural activities). You might find … Read More

interior decor of prague cafe au gourmand in the style of a french patisserie

Cafe Au Gourmand

Prague Cafes – Au Gourmand Many cafes in Prague have a signature architectural style and I’ve written about several of them but if you want to get as close to an original beautifully tiled Parisienne patisserie in Prague then it’s time to visit Cafe Au Gourmand. Let’s not beat about the bush. You will be … Read More

czech 19 korun postage stamp with the graphic image of film director milos forman

Milos Forman

Famous Czechs – Miloš Forman Ask the average person what film directors they have heard of and it will be a pretty short list including Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg I imagine. Now ask your average Czech person and they’ll probably reel off a dozen names off the top of their head without even thinking. … Read More

anastacia video pride deeper love with anastacia standing on stone steps with metal railing

Prague and Anastacia

Prague and Anastacia Video Filming Locations You’ll find many videos entitled “Anastacia – What Can We Do (Pride – Deeper Love)”. Now tell me on which Anastacia album you will find this track? I’ll save you some time by telling you not to bother looking because the fact is Anastacia never released this as an … Read More

Czech Memorabilia shop called Bric a Brac in the form of a street sign

Bric a Brac

Bric a Brac – Czech Memorabilia Imagine that you could transport yourself back in time to various decades of the 20th Century and see what sort of things you would find in regular Czech apartments. In Prague that’s pretty simple. You just go to a shop called Bric a Brac. The term “Bric-a-Brac” largely translates … Read More

platnerska red and white street sign in prague old town

Prague Streets – Platnerska

Prague Streets – Platnerska If you are heading from the Old Town Square to the riverside then one of the streets you could choose is Platnerska especially if you are staying at the Four Seasons Hotel. On a map, Platnerska is located to one side of the Klementinum. This area was best known for it’s … Read More