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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

window with sign saying pragl glass experience

Pragl Glass Shop

Pragl Glass Shop, Doing it Yourself Whenever I walk past the Pragl Glass Shop in the Old Town I think of Venice when I was 8 years old because that was the first time I’d ever seen somebody creating a figure out of molten glass. It was a coloured fish if I remember rightly and … Read More

50cm tall mole cuddly toy sitting on a bench

Krtek – Little Mole

Krtek the Little Mole If you have spent any time in the Czech Republic and you have young kids then you will have stumbled across Krtek which translates in English to Little Mole. Krtek is the main character in at least 50 short animated films but he has friends like a rabbit and a hedgehog … Read More

prague charles bridge portrait artist drawing a caricature of a young girl with ginger hair

Charles Bridge Portrait Artists

Charles Bridge Portrait Artists There are some seriously talented artists in Prague and several of them can be found on Charles Bridge during the year. The signage on their easels should make it clear what the pricing will be and material options etc. It also makes it easy to point at what you want. But … Read More

Wollem Prague Garnet Collection

Wollem Prague Garnet Collection Anybody that knows me will know my appreciation of Garnet (having a wife with a January birthday focuses the mind). On the Prague Garnet post you read about Czech Garnet and introduced you to the Magic Series in my recommended shop. In the Magic Series I was impressed not only by … Read More

Bohemian Garnet in Prague – With Discount

Bohemian Garnet – The Czech Ruby Were you born in January or know somebody who was? Then Garnet is your birthstone (and is supposed to keep the wearer safe during their travels). Garnets cover a wide colour range including yellow, orange, blue, green, brown, red and black so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. This … Read More