Toulcův Dvůr
Jan25

Toulcův Dvůr

In Prague, one can be sometimes surprised by finding something unexpected for the location. In Hostivař, in the very neighborhood of Sídliště Košík, a monstrous complex of big square buildings built in the commie times, an apparation of rural period can be seen. Centre for ecological education Toulcův dvůr (Toulec farmyard) is a complex of historically valuable buildings that survived the brutal rebuilding of the originally...

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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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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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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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Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague
May26

Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague

Many visitors arrive in Prague by plane so of course the first place they see is Václav Havel Airport. The name has been changed recently. You can still chance upon a reference to Ruzyně Airport, which was the previous name. The new name of the airport is to commemorate Václav Havel, an important figure of modern Czech History. Havel was born in 1936 and became a writer and a dissenter during the Communist rule. In 1960s and 1970s he...

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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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