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Category Archives: Prague travel
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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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
Posted in Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Europe food & wine, European art, European festivals, General magpie travel, News from Europe, Prague travel Tagged Czech UNESCO, Letní Letna, Prague food tours, Prague hippos, Prague Signal festival, Prague Zoo, Terracotta Warriors Prague, Whisky Live Prague Leave a comment
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
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!
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
Posted in Archaeology in Europe, Copenhagen travel, Czech Republic, Denmark travel, England, European art, European festivals, European museums, European music, General magpie travel, News from Britain, News from Europe, portugal travel, Prague travel Tagged cheapside hoard, danish design fair, dvorak in prague, lisbon architecture festival, museum of london 1 Comment
Summer fun in the UK and beyond
From the London Independent. Adventure weekends around the UK. Plan a trip down to Portsmouth for the newly opened of the Mary Rose museum. Rembrandts and more sneak over to Bath’s Holburne museum from the Royal Collection. From Prague Post. … 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
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
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?
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.
More Staropramen updates
From Prague Post – Molson-Coors has plans for Staropramen. such as adding snacks to the end-of-tour beers. Pickled cheese. OK. And that yummy, super-fatty Prague ham! Here’s the link to the new Visitor Center. Take a virtual tour after you … Continue reading
Prague beyond the Christmas markets
Prague (Praha), like most large cities, is a collection of neighborhoods, each with its own history, flavor and identity. It can be helpful to know the English names, but what you really need to do is match up the street … Continue reading
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Art is everywhere in Prague
Building facades, statues, lamp posts and museum entrances are just some of the places where you’ll find art. Some beautiful, some thought-provoking. Too much to take in
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three churches and a synagogue in Prague
Just a few of the beautiful religious buildings in Prague. See separate blog post for St Vitus.
a Prague toy shop window
Dolls and elves Marionettes and Krtek the mole… my apologies for the crummy photo quality
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Prague’s beer signs
Prague and environs is the home of lots of great beers. Three of my favorites are …
they’re trying to ‘clean up’ Wenceslas Square
Why do they think getting rid of the sausage stands on Wenceslas Square is a good idea??? Fooey. from Prague Post