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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

sign saying wc deluxe Prague toilets

Prague Toilets

Prague Toilets, Tips and Etiquette It’s all well and good talking about the fantastic places and all the history of Prague but often there are some basic matters to attend like what to expect from a Prague Toilets experience or a visit to a “Toalety” as the Czechs call it. Frighteningly it’s not that long … Read More

the interior of bakeshop praha cafe in prague old town

Prague Cafes – Bakeshop Praha

Prague Cafes – Bakeshop Praha It’s about time that I got around to writing about Bakeshop Praha as I seem to visit their Old Town location almost on a weekly basis. It was probably one of the first places that broke into the established Czech Cafe scene and it has a great location. Let me … Read More

prague cannabis marijuana coffee shop advert

Prague Cannabis and CBD

Prague Cannabis and CBD After I wrote about the Prague Red Light District I had a few interesting emails not just about that but also about other “services” so I thought I’d write about a common question that comes up on my Walking Tours which will be “is cannabis legal in Prague?”. Because many shops … Read More

the atrium of the prague hilton hotel

Which Prague Hilton Hotel?

Which Prague Hilton Hotel? I was reading this month that the Prague Hilton is 30 years old and almost at the same time I arranged to meet walking tour clients at the Prague Hilton. Of course my first question was “which one?”. It got me thinking that I should write a post so people can … Read More

Main atrium of the Palladium Shopping Centre in Prague

Palladium Shopping Centre

Palladium Shopping Centre During the first 20 years of my time living here there was one shopping centre in the Republic Square area and it was called Kotva. An interesting experience even to this day but in 2007 it got stiff competition on the opposite side of the road in the form of the Palladium … Read More

Prague Red Light District advert for a cabaret performance with three scantily clad girls and lots of ostrich feathers

Prague Red Light District

Prague Red Light District When Stag parties come to Prague the common question will be to ask “Where is the Prague Red Light District?” but if you are looking for sex rather than just a performance then that’s the wrong question. The correct question is “I’m willing to pay for sex, now what are my … Read More

one of the original 19th century prague gas lamps in front of prague castle

Prague Gas Lamps

Prague Gas Lamps Since 1723 the city had maintained oil-lit street lighting on the Royal Road between Republic Square and Prague Castle. In 1846 within the fortified city walls of Prague you would still have found thousands of other private street lamps lighting roads, junctions and the entries to buildings. These all had to be … Read More

prague tourism sign posts in the new town

Prague Tourism Sign Posts

Prague Tourism Sign Posts In the age of Google Maps you’d be forgiven for thinking that physical sign posts planted in the ground is all a bit 1990s. But once you get used to what they show you they are a useful aid to exploring the city especially if your data connection breaks. So you’re … Read More

a yellow trafika or tabak sign in a shop window with the reflection of the building opposite

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