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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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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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The Netherlands needs more free houses to provide better beer choices for customers – discuss

From DutchNews. A heads-up for beer lovers looking for more in Holland than Heineken and Grolsch (Grolsch now owned by SAB Miller). Pooey. Beer prices are rising and affecting many landlords because their pubs and cafes are essentially properties renting … Continue reading

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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

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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?

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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.

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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

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New home for Mucha’s Slav Epic in Prague

From France 24.  Alfons Mucha’s heroic-scaled masterpiece, his Slav Epic, has moved to a new home in Prague. Mucha is better known for his Art Nouveau posters, but this collection of 20 paintings was his lifework and Prague was the … Continue reading

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book festival coming to Prague in May

Countries from around the world will be promoting their authors at the 18th International Book Fair and Literary Festival in mid-May.

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Hotel for sale in Prague

I remember walking past the Four Seasons the day I tried to visit Prague Castle. The Castle was closed because Medvedev was on the premises. The security forces guarding the hotel entrance were much more imposing (“You stay away or we … Continue reading

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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.

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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 …              

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Now InBev is looking at Staropramen

Only a couple of weeks ago, the Prague Post reported that Anheuser-Busch (parent company Belgian InBev) was trying to buy Budvar, Czech brewer of the original Budweiser. Now, InBev is eyeing another Czech beer-maker, Staropramen. I’ve had this beer, as well … Continue reading

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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

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Pictures in my mind’s eye – vol 3, Prague

When you’re an ignorant point-and-shoot photographer like me, winter is a tough time of year to be taking pictures, especially when you’re far from home with limited time for reshoots. Sunset comes early, I was sometimes shivering when pressing the … Continue reading

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Prague Christmas market album

Christmas in Prague – a magical-sounding phrase. Prague was the third of four European cities with Christmas markets I visited in December. The weather was seasonal, colder than we had in the northeastern U.S. at the time; no snow on … Continue reading

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My visit to Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral

I visited Prague Castle on my first trip to Prague in 2005. With my imperfect knowledge of the metro, I got off at a stop halfway up the hill and hiked the rest of the way. I saw most of the … Continue reading

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My favorite artisan stall on Charles Bridge

A local Czech artist,  Barbora Jelínková, makes lovely, delicate glass jewelry. I bought some of her earrings in 2005 and wanted to get some new ones this time. The seller in the photo is not the artist, but if you … Continue reading

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