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Category Archives: Czech Republic
St Norbert beer truck – photo
OK. I’m gonna try something new. My desire to blog has been pretty much non-existent for more than a year. Not what I envisioned when I started the thing and no real excuses to offer by way of explanation. Sooo… … Continue reading
Strahov Monastery libraries
Taking baby steps to get back into blogging… Fans of BBC Musketeers should recognize these places. In that series, these two rooms play parts of King Louis’s palace. In reality, both are libraries or ‘halls’ at Strahov Monastery in Prague, … Continue reading
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Pilsen, Czech Republic – a European Capital of Culture 2015
From Prague Post. A roundup of events in 2015 to celebrate this European Capital of Culture. Early May will see a celebration of the liberation of Pilsen (Plzeň) 70 years ago. The city’s festival website shows what’s going on and … Continue reading
Euro news from Prague Post – drink more cava
Not only did Prague Post publish photos of their tree lighting in Old Town Square – making me pine for the trip I took to see their Xmas markets a couple of years ago (see Facebook page) – they also … Continue reading
news from Prague – summer 2014
Here are a bunch of interesting tidbits with info on what’s going on in and around Prague – for those who don’t click on my Prague HOT LINK!! Some originally noted in Prague Post. Leave it to the Czechs to … Continue reading
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travel and food news roundup for Prague – spring and beyond 2014
From London Independent – a new 48 hours for Prague. The rest of these come from Prague Post. Take an interesting tour and get to know local food. Or visit Martin’s bistro for lunch, in Prague 3. And now, reappearing at … Continue reading
Posted in Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Europe food & wine, European festivals, News from Europe, Prague travel Tagged Charles of Bohemia, Gothic Garden Prague, John of Nepomuk, Karlovy Vary film fest, Martin's bistro Prague, Olšany Cemetery, Prague travel, Strings of Autumn, Theatre Cinema Cafe Royal, U Pinkasů, Winged Lion memorial Prague 2 Comments
Major art exhibit planned for Prague Castle in 2015
From Prague Post. A major art exhibition of Titian’s works is being planned for Prague Castle. It’s more than a year away, but if Prague is on your list, keep this event in mind, maybe even do as I do … Continue reading
Dvořák Festival in Prague
From Prague Post. The program for September’s Dvořák Festival in Prague is shaping up. Start making plans and get your tickets now!
A Czech destination beyond Prague
From Prague Post. A look at Český Šternberk, a place I’d not heard about before now. An interesting add-on possibility outside Prague. The end of the article mentions two different buses to get you there but, since it’s only 30 … Continue reading
Czech National Gallery to return monastic artwork
From Prague Post. Several extremely valuable and important paintings that have been living in the Czech National Gallery will be returned to their monastic owners according to restitution law. However, they won’t be going anywhere for at least ten years … Continue reading
Cold War era bunker opened at Prague hotel
From Prague Post. Prague’s Jalta Hotel has opened its top-secret Communist-era bunker to interested visitors two days each week. Admission is €3. Pre-booking is required. This should be on the list for your/my next visit. Join the queue!
Pay to park at one Oxford pub; no drinking zones in Prague
From Oxford Mail. Interesting news item – a pub with a pay&display parking lot. I don’t see a problem, unless there are a whole lot of patrons who aren’t spending £5 per visit to get their £2 parking fee refunded. Or … Continue reading
Historic battle reenactment in Prague
From Prague Post. The Battle of White Mountain, a landmark battle in November, 1620, will be played out again this weekend in a Prague park. I guess the crowds and the weather make a November event less than ideal. Put … Continue reading
Some autumn festivals and exhibitions in Europe 2013
From the London Independent. A new jewelry exhibition at the Museum of London opens in October for the now-named Cheapside Hoard. Dates from 11 Oct 2013 – 27 April 2014. Looks stunning. In Lisbon, the architecture triennale from mid-September thru mid-December. … Continue reading
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Lost in Europe or How to lose weight on vacation – part 1
I’ve been working on this blog item for a long time but was prompted to whip it into shape after reading a story on Lance’s Travels, another travel blog, about getting lost in Fez even while using a map. I … Continue reading
Carnevale in Prague
From Prague Post. Two weeks of pre-Lenten festivities in Prague, started on 31 Jan runs through 13 Feb. Jugglers and acrobats and masks, oh my! The part that intrigues me is the reference to bringing your own bottles. Hmmm.
Best of Prague 2012
From Prague Post. These are the results of reader voting in several categories, as well as the Prague Post’s top pick. Some are useful for anyone visiting or living in Prague. I’m especially interested in the best beer, pub, theatre … Continue reading
New Year’s fun in Prague for 2012-2013
From Prague Post. From Cecilia Bartoli to 6pm fireworks on New Years Day to free sledding and celebratory simulcasts from other places in Europe – Prague is becoming a great place to see in the New Year! And the AvantGarde … Continue reading
A pop-up dance club in Prague and a classical New Years concert
From Prague Post. Pop-up clubs are not new but this is an interesting variation in Prague on the ear-splitting, headache and deafness-inducing clubbing events we’ve all heard about. The article notes that the final event was held last weekend but … Continue reading
Holiday restaurant deals in Prague
From Prague Post. If you’ll be in Prague this month, here are some good deals at city restaurants.
A Prague bakery
From Prague Post. A bakery in Prague named Bakeshop with lots of yummy things to offer. Click on the link and watch the English language video. Located a couple of blocks east of Josefov. See the map and reviews on TripAdvisor. I … Continue reading
Concert listings for Prague Xmas season
From Prague Post. A ticket agency, yes, but if you’re in Prague this month, there may be something here you’ll want to know about. Also could be a good resource for visiting Prague at any time of year.
Just drink the beer in the Czech Republic
It was bad enough when they found high levels of methanol in vodka last month. It killed people who drank it. There was also some tainted rum found at the time. From Prague Post. Now a new stash of local … Continue reading
Fruit-flavored Czech beer? Really?
From Prague Post. OK. I could see a lime wedge on your summer beer (did you know this was not for flavor but to keep the flippin’ flies away?) And I sampled some kriek (cherry flavored beer) last time I … Continue reading
Organ recital festival this weekend in Kutná Hora.
From Prague Post. A big weekend of organ music starts today in Kutna Hora, an hour south of Prague.
Prague Underwater – a photo exhibit in Prague commemorating the floods of 2002
From Prague Post. Prague Underwater, a photography exhibit of the “once in a century” floods in 2002 runs through October 7, when it will move to the Old Town Hall. Flood barriers have been improved since then and have been … Continue reading
Multiple weekends of music at the International Music Festival in Český Krumlov
From Prague Post. Český Krumlov’s International Music Festival started last weekend and continues through August 18th, Thursdays thru Saturdays with an occasional Sunday scheduled. Opera, classical music, fun activities for kids and a brewery garden for the grown-ups when they need … Continue reading
Medieval gravesite found during tunnel work in Prague
From Prague Post. Archaeologists working near the site of a new tunnel have found a mass grave in Prague dating to the Middle Ages. I wonder if visitors/gawkers will be able to stop by?
Big beer news – Czech Bud victory
From Prague Post. Czech Budweiser can call itself just that in the U.K. Take that, Anheuser!
Proms in Prague running thru July
When you think Proms, you normally think London. Prague’s Proms music festival aims for the same thing, only different. From Prague Post.