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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

medical emergency telephone numbers in prague

Medical Emergency In Prague

Prague Medical Emergency 155 or 112 On the Prague Chemists post you would have found the updated list of 24 hour chemist services. But sometimes it’s just too serious and you may have to call for an Ambulance. Here’s how it works and what to expect. Prague Medical Emergency – Using 155 The original emergency … Read More

electronic czech motorway vignette portal page

Czech Motorway Vignette

Czech Motorway Vignette It’s not a sticker any more so if you intend to use a Czech Motorway then this post describes what you need to do to buy the electronic Czech Motorway Vignette and drive legally. Just note that if you DO NOT buy the vignette and the police stop you on the motorway, … Read More

man on a tram identifying himself as a ticket inspector

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

zabka potraviny in prague

The Potraviny

Potraviny – Your Local Shop Corner shop, convenience store or liquor store, it has many names but here we call it a Potraviny. It’s a place where you can stop and buy a variety of food and non-food items outside of normal supermarket opening times. The word Potraviny literally translates as “foodstuffs”. For people staying … Read More