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beef sirloin svickova with bread dumplings, cream and cranberry jam

Czech Food – Svickova

Czech Food – Svickova Chalkboards and menus very often abbreviate this meal to just Svíčková but actually it’s full name is “Svíčková na smetane” which means “tenderloin with cream”. Without doubt this meal is in the top 3 most popular Czech meals along with goulash and schnitzel. Phonetically is sounds like “sveetch-kovah”. Let me explain … 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

czech food kruti served with spinach and potato gnocchi

Czech Food – Kruti

Czech Food – Kruti – Turkey But, Not As You Know It In the Czech Republic, Turkey is not a popular meat and is not even considered to be a Christmas meal as most Czechs will be having traditional fish and pork schnitzels on Christmas Day. Even the Czech words Krocan or Kruta (both mean … Read More

prague gluten free sign written in czech and english

Prague Gluten Free

Prague Gluten Free Guide If you are reading this then you are probably on a Gluten Free diet. This may be for general health reasons in which case there can be some flexibility or you may be gluten intolerant in which case there is no flexibility. If there is any question of nut/seed allergy then … Read More

Prague Old Royal Palace external main entry from the 3rd courtyard up the steps to the left

Prague Old Royal Palace

Prague Old Royal Palace If you want to visit here then it means a trip to Prague Castle and you will need to buy a “Historic Buildings Ticket”. There are several parts to the building which I’ll explain below. At the time of writing you need special permission to take photographs inside. Parts of the … Read More

prague st vitus cathedral viewed from the presidential office in the third courtyard of prague castle

Prague ST Vitus Cathedral

Prague ST Vitus Cathedral If you’ve read the post about Legend of ST Vitus then we arrive at the year 925 and Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia (later to be known as Good King Wenceslas) is gifted a relic (bones) of ST Vitus by Henry the First, King of Germany (if you thought that was nice … Read More

prague historic tram 41 on manes bridge with prague castle in background

Historic Tram 41

Historic Tram 41 The Prague Historic Tram 41 is of a type that was running in Prague between 1908 and 1942 so it’s for people who want to experience a bit of Old Prague. This line only runs at weekends and on National Holidays. It’s ONLY between 11am and 6pm and it’s an HOURLY service. … 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

external view of the prague o2 arena in shades of blue

Prague O2 Arena

Prague O2 Arena The cellular provider O2 seems to have made a habit of buying arenas in Europe so it’s no surprise that the Prague O2 Arena follows the same model in that it’s a multi-functional location for music, sports and exhibitions. It was originally built as an event hall attached to the adjacent Harfa … Read More

on the bethlehem chapel in prague, eight stainless steel plates with letters cut into them are projecting the words za pravdu onto the wall using sunlight

Za Pravdu

Za Pravdu – Amazing Art There are many busts, statues, pictures, drawings and memorials in the city associated with Jan Hus. Probably the most striking of these is actually invisible for most of the year but if you are in Prague at a certain time of the year and you get good weather then make … Read More