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detail showing how people have touched the plaques on charles bridge in prague

Prague Jan Nepomuk Statue

Jan Nepomuk You’ll see his statue in every published guide but there are other things to look for and understand. This post will give a brief timeline and background of Jan Nepomuk so you know how he came to die but mostly it’s about the icons on the Charles Bridge and how to recognise a … Read More

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Prague Bike Hire

Prague Bike Hire If you are in Prague and you want to see the city by bike then I’ve written about some of the city bike tours you can do on my Prague Bike Tours page. This post is a review of just hiring bikes for a few hours and setting our own course. We … Read More

the rear of bobs bbq floating barge in prague with low seating area and see through drapes with a view of the river vltava and charles bridge

Bobs BBQ Shooters Island

Bobs BBQ Shooters Island During the summer months April to October, Shooters Island on the river running through Prague becomes alive as a live music venue, cafe and restaurant. This is a quick review of the Bobs BBQ restaurant. Background So the plan was to have some fun on the river with the family, get … Read More

boats and prague pedalos moored on the river vltava with legion bridge in the background

Prague Pedalos

Prague Pedalos From April to October you can expect to see pedalos on the river so if you are inclined to have a bit of river fun then here’s what to expect and a few tips. Where can I rent Prague Pedalos? There are numerous places along the riverside (Old Town side). On a map … Read More

Prague Certovka Inlet and Water Wheel

Prague Kampa Island

Prague Kampa Island Once the location of some of the poorest housing in the city, it regularly provided the backdrop for many post WW2 Czech films up to the late 1980’s. Now it’s a commercially developed historic area, very attractive, many things to see and do but not many residents live there any more. Kampa … Read More

Charles Bridge Iconic Jewel of Prague

Charles Bridge – Historic and Iconic Jewel of Prague Strange that one of the Prague points of interest that most people know about or have read about is really only a place that you’ll use to get between other famous attractions in the city. When you first take a look at your Prague tourist map … Read More

Zlute Lazne Prague’s Original Beach Fun

Zlute Lazne – Prague’s Original Beach Holiday Location What’s to see and do? If you’re in Prague during the summer and you just fancy a break from the deep culture and stunning architecture then Zlute Lazne (Yellow Spa) might be for you especially if you’ve got kids with you. Zlute Lazne is a self-contained recreational … Read More

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A Trip to Prague Zoo

A Trip to Prague Zoo Since having children we’ve been to Prague Zoo many times both before and after the flood in 2002. Without doubt it’s a lot better now than it was then. Apart from the animals that died that August, I can’t help but think that the flood was actually a blessing in … Read More

Prague Homeless, The Hermes Boat

Prague Homeless – The Hermes Boat Some NumbersThere are around 68,500 homeless people in the Czech Republic. Almost 120,000 adults and children live in unstable or unsuitable accommodation. At any given time about 5000 of them are Prague homeless. Just under a quarter of the country’s homeless are women, almost 12 percent are under 18 … Read More

Naplavka Farmers Market

Naplavka Farmers Market There are different Farmer’s Markets around Prague running on different weekdays but generally they’ll all be open on Saturday. Naplavka (it means “on the embankment”) is a Saturday morning market from 8am although they do stretch it out to late afternoon to catch the “early dinner” crowd. It runs all year and … Read More