The Awesome Večerka: How to upgrade a grocery store
May24

The Awesome Večerka: How to upgrade a grocery store

Have you ever felt the irresistible urge to go out and buy a can of sliced pineapples in the middle of the night? A pack of smokes, maybe? A new pair of socks? A pencil? Well if so, Prague has got you covered! All you need to do is find the nearest ‘večerka,’ an evening store. The etymology of the word is quite simple – ‘večer’ means ‘evening’ in Czech, and in decades past, those little stores were often the only places you could buy...

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Suburban Life in Prague: The Hidden Reality of Panel Housing Estate
May20

Suburban Life in Prague: The Hidden Reality of Panel Housing Estate

I remember precisely when my brother told me that after he had finished school, he was going to move back to our hometown to find a job there. ‘It’s just temporary, so I’m moving to Felberka, he said. ‘Why Felberka?, I replied, and he gave me a surprised look. ‘I don’t have money to buy a nice flat downtown. Everybody in my situation moves to Felberka, he explained. It made perfect sense. Felberka...

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The eternal rivalry: All you need to know about Prague football (1/2)
May10

The eternal rivalry: All you need to know about Prague football (1/2)

All right, maybe football isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people consider visiting Prague, but if you’re a fan, it sure has plenty to offer. The city actually has a rich football history – along with Vienna and, to a lesser extent, Budapest. Prague played an important part in developing what would later be called ‘the Danube school.’ Between WWI & WWII, football in Prague thrived to the point that it was known as one...

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Staying for Long? Rent a Flat!
May06

Staying for Long? Rent a Flat!

One of the prevalent reasons for visiting Prague is that its relatively inexpesive compared to Western countries. This, of course, attracts many tourists including those who would love to stay longer but can’t afford to book a hotel room for a month or so. Wanna spend your summer in Czech Republic? Or are you a student looking for accommodation for a semester or two? We’ve got you covered! In this article we will discuss some...

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Understanding Spoken Czech: A Few Tips on How to Sound Like a Local
May04

Understanding Spoken Czech: A Few Tips on How to Sound Like a Local

First things first – do not worry, you will be understood in Prague. While the older generation usually doesn’t know much English (they’ve been taught German or Russian in school instead), generally everyone under 30 or so do, and you might be surprised with how many locals are actually pretty fluent. That’s not the case with every Czech town or city, but in Prague, you probably won’t need to know any Czech to...

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