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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
Checking Out Czech Markets
May14

Checking Out Czech Markets

Whether you like to shop or not, a walk through one of Prague’s many markets is sure to reveal something you suddenly gotta have but didn’t know you needed. Our markets include outdoor markets with mixed offerings of prepared food, drink, and handmade crafts. There are Farmer’s Markets selling produce, dairy, and a bounty of smoked and other meats, fish, flowers, the list goes on and on. There are a few permanent markets one can...

Read More