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prague on-street hire orange lime e-bike with green lime e-scooter in background

On-Street Scooters and Bikes

Activity – Hiring On-Street Scooters and Bikes Whether you view them as a curse or a convenient method of getting around there’s no doubting that on-street hire is going to be with us for the foreseeable future. What I’ll try and do on this post is describe the most popular options in Prague and help … Read More

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Nusle Bridge

Nusle Bridge Not all bridges in Prague cross the river. The Nusle Bridge crosses the Nusle Valley and connects the south-eastern part of the city (Prague 4) with the centre (Prague 2). I’ve been driving over this bridge and using the metro that runs under it since 1996 and I really couldn’t imagine it not … Read More

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Prague Tram T3 Coupe

Prague Tram T3 Coupe This is the third post having a look at special trams in Prague. On the Lubricating Tram post I told you about the almost non-stop oiling of the tram network and how you can watch its journey. On the Historic Tram post I described how to get a cheap ride on … Read More

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

Historic Tram 41

Historic Tram 41 and 42 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 … Read More

the memento mori street lamp pointing upwards to the nusle bridge

Memento Mori

Memento Mori Underneath the Nusle bridge in Prague is the Folimanka Park and in the park is a street lamp. At first glance it looks like many other street lamps until you notice that the light is pointing upwards not downwards. It is Memento Mori, the Memorial to the Nusle Bridge Suicides. Back in 2004 … Read More

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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

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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

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Prague Funicular

Prague Funicular On maps of the city the Prague Funicular may be listed with its Czech name i.e. Lanova Draha. Some sites describe it as a cable car. That’s true in so far as it is pulled by a cable but it runs on tracks. Hence why we call it a Funicular and not a … Read More

Prague Lubrication Tram

Prague Lubrication Tram It’s one of those odd moments when you are standing and waiting for a tram when this strange orange tram-cabriolet comes past. Fascinating to see and get the waft of engine oil as it passes. This is the Prague Lubrication Tram or what the Czechs call the Mazačka (sounds like mazatchka) and … Read More

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Uber Prague Taxi Service

UBER Prague Taxi Service If you’re coming to Prague and you’re thinking about using a taxi then UBER may be on your mind. Well, lets start with “Is UBER in Prague?”, the answer to that is yes so if you’ve got the app on your phone then it’s exactly the same as anywhere else. In … Read More