Religious Life in Prague: Some Basic Info
Aug26

Religious Life in Prague: Some Basic Info

Months before the latest census in 2011, a group of young Czech people decided they’d put in ‘Jediism’ as their religious belief. It started as a juvenile prank, but the whole thing quickly became a meme on social media and as a result, over 15,000 people are now the official followers of the Church of Jedi, acknowledged by the authorities and everything. Sure, Jediism isn’t a Czech invention and there are lots...

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Sapa: Little Hanoi in Prague
Jul09

Sapa: Little Hanoi in Prague

We’ve talked about it a few times before – Czech society is largely monocultural. In Prague, there are no ‘ghettos’ per se, no Chinatowns, no Italian markets. Ethnic minorities share the same living space as native Czechs. However, there is one place that effectively serves as a major cultural center for the Vietnamese population – it’s called Sapa, and although lots of people will just imagine a huge market...

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Beyond the Castle: The Magic of Prague’s 6th District
Jun24

Beyond the Castle: The Magic of Prague’s 6th District

For most tourists, Prague sort of begins and ends with the majestic silhouette of the Castle. The hill it stands on serves as an overwhelmingly photogenic border of the historical center, which makes sense given that the Castle’s purpose was to protect the city from the top. But if you’re a romantic type of guy who isn’t afraid of using public transport, a whole new world will unveil itself when you decide to check...

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Naplavka: DIY Punk Haven or the Coolest Place in the City?
Jun19

Naplavka: DIY Punk Haven or the Coolest Place in the City?

Have you ever wondered what Prague people do when they feel like visiting a beach? Since Czech Republic is a landlocked country, the only option would be either to go abroad, or to create an artificial beach in the middle of the city. The only problem is that streets in the Prague center are so crooked and the center itself is so hilly that it would be impossible to do something like that. So, what’s the final solution? Meet...

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A day out in Letna District: Holesovice streets have it all
Jun05

A day out in Letna District: Holesovice streets have it all

Hidden between the Holešovice and Bubeneč districts on the non-historic side of the Vltava river, Letná is seldom visited by tourists. We would tell you why that’s a mistake, but we’ll let our friend Joe here do it for us – Joe is a guy that just spent an entire day and night in Letná and he’s just dying to share that experience with you. “I woke up at my friend’s apartment on Heřmanova street and soon realized I had no coffee....

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