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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

Prague Burlesque at the Theatre Royal

Prague Burlesque at the Theatre Royal First a bit about the venue as it reflects the fortunes of the country itself. It opened in 1929 as the Maceška Theatre (later renamed to Illusion) at the height of what was called the First Republic in an age of Vaudeville, Cabaret and Burlesque. I’ve previously described it … 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

Smichovska Naplavka The Other Naplavka

Smichovska Naplavka – The Other Naplavka If you are coming to Prague and you’ve done a bit of research into things to do on a Saturday then “Naplavka” is probably on your list but be careful because there’s more than one. Let me just point out that Naplavka basically means “riverside” and the Czechs call … Read More

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Czech Beer The Font of Eternal Youth

An Introduction to Drinking Czech Beer Basics of Czech Beer i.e. Colour and Strength Your main choice will be Light or Dark. By light I mean light in colour NOT light in strength. Dark beer is closer to an English “bitter” and not to be confused with a Stout or Guinness etc. In Czech a … Read More

Czech Food Cooking Classes in Prague

Czech Food Cooking Classes I was fortunate enough to have a real Czech Babicka (mother-in-law) to observe and learn some of the tips and tricks for making classic Czech food. I soon learned that soups could be like a French consomme at one end of the scale and thick enough to cut with a knife … 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