How a Beer-head Can Fake Interest in Art
Sep10

How a Beer-head Can Fake Interest in Art

In the past, visiting galleries was rather mandatory if one wanted to pretend to be an intellectual culture-vulture. And of course, here in Prague every week, there is a 300% possibility you will be invited to an exhibition, which you should in fact attend if possible. If for no other reason, there’s usually a lot of alcohol around and many interesting objects that serve as conversation starters. The conversation might look something...

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Rude Neruda’s 180th Birthday in July 2014
Aug02

Rude Neruda’s 180th Birthday in July 2014

One of the most visited streets in Prague is Nerudova, linking Malostranské náměstí and Prague Castle. This street is named after one of the most important Czech writers of the 19th century. Human life can have a special sense of cruel humor, especially with talented people. In other words, many artists were unable to experience the joy of seeing their works admired by others. For example, Van Gogh is one of the most demanded...

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Under the Gypsy sun
Jul18

Under the Gypsy sun

Wild rhythm, diabolical violin melodies, exotic beauties wearing colorful dresses dancing around a fire, and a bit of travel in carriages. These are typical romantic clichés of Gypsies.  However, the reality is rather different. The Gypsy question (or Roma, to be politically correct) is very complicated and there are many controversies about it in the Czech republic. As the social situation of the Roma minority is generally desperate,...

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Prague wine and vineyards
Jul14

Prague wine and vineyards

Every year many tourists come to Prague to taste the local booze although the Czech capital is mostly considered to be a city of beer, more than anything else. But did you know there are several vineyards with their own wine production in Prague? Some of them are cunningly hidden, but for wine lovers, a bit of searching may prove well worth the effort. Prague’s wine heritage Prague has a surprisingly long vineyard tradition. In...

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The Prague Beer Fest Test
Jun27

The Prague Beer Fest Test

It is a well known fact – Czechs love beer and they love festivals as well. In fact all the festivals – music, sports, books and whatever else, are only a guise for getting away with drinking a half a keg of beer during the event. So organizing a beer festival seems to be a great idea because it perfectly combines the loves of the Czech people without creating any guilt. A beer festival is simply about beer, and with that...

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