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Prague: 5 hostel picks for every kind of Cheapo

Prague: 5 hostel picks for every kind of Cheapo

There are many reasons why Prague is a Cheapo’s dream.  In the Czech capital, you’ll find a favorable exchange rate, you can eat like a (Bohemian) king, and pints of beer are cheaper than bottles of water in other cities. Yet there’s another reason why Prague stands out, especially when compared to some of the » Read more

Prague: 3 do-it-yourself walking tours

Prague: 3 do-it-yourself walking tours

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Prague was made for walking. At this time of year when Indian summer (or “Babi Leto” in Czech) is upon us, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the city’s walkability. After all, despite enjoying all the sights and experiencing all the “must-do’s” of a foreign city, it’s those » Read more

Prague: A guide to grocery stores and food markets

Prague: A guide to grocery stores and food markets

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Food is a great way to get to know a culture, and so is shopping for it. Along with purchasing their foodstuffs in supermarkets, Czechs do their food shopping in smaller markets, special stores just for fruits and vegetables, butcher shops, farmers’ markets (during the summer season), organic (or “bio”) » Read more

Prague: Day trips to Kutna Hora and Karlstejn Castle

Prague: Day trips to Kutna Hora and Karlstejn Castle

By Joann Plockova in Prague— One of Prague’s most endearing attributes is that you can hop on a train and find yourself in a completely different environment in a just a short trip. Only kilometers outside the city you can experience the stunning Czech countryside, visit the country’s numerous castles and chateaus or just breathe » Read more

Prague: 10 things to do for less than 10 Euros

Prague: 10 things to do for less than 10 Euros

By Joann Plockova in Prague— The prices aren’t what they used to be in Prague, but the city still offers a variety of cheapo-friendly activities. Here’s a list of a few of them that are sure to keep you entertained, with a few crowns left over to spare. 1. Prague Zoo – Lions and tigers » Read more

Prague Pools: Where to go swimming this summer

Prague Pools: Where to go swimming this summer

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Summer is in full swing in Prague. On those days when the city sizzles, it’s great to plunge into one of the city’s public pools. Along with being a pleasant way to keep cool, spending time at Prague’s pools offers the opportunity to see areas of the city that you » Read more

Prague: Free International Music Festival June 23-25, 2011

Prague: Free International Music Festival June 23-25, 2011

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Warm nights, world music and an island location; it might not sound like Prague, but it is indeed. It’s the city’s annual United Islands: a free international music festival and one of Prague’s most anticipated summer events. Now in its 7th year, this year’s United Islands Music Festival is scheduled » Read more

Prague: Beer gardens with great city views

Prague: Beer gardens with great city views

By Joann Plockova in Prague— In a past post or two I’ve mentioned Prague’s beer gardens. Now that the season is upon us, it’s time to dedicate an entry to a few that offer not just excellent refreshment, but a wonderful view of the city as well. Here are my favorite places in Prague to » Read more

Prague Cemeteries: Retreats of history, art and Kafka

Prague Cemeteries: Retreats of history, art and Kafka

By Joann Plockova— When in Prague, if you seek some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, several cemeteries offer just that, along with history and art lessons to boot. Perhaps not the first place you think of for a quiet break, Prague’s cemeteries truly offer a silent oasis in the city. Full » Read more

Prague: Czech Beer Festival, May 12-28, offers 80 different brews

Prague: Czech Beer Festival, May 12-28, offers 80 different brews

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Before living in Prague, I wasn’t much of a beer drinker. But with the quality of beer on tap in the Czech Republic, it was easy to become an aficionado. Now in its fourth year, the upcoming Czech Beer Festival–offering free admission (down from last year’s 120 Kc entry fee!)–is » Read more

Prague: Festival calendar for spring 2011

Prague: Festival calendar for spring 2011

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Prague holds numerous festivals throughout the year, but spring offers the busiest festival schedule. From film to literature, fashion to music, Prague’s spring festivals are a great way to experience the city’s cultural passions. Here are a few of the springtime festivals not to be missed: Days of European Film » Read more

Prague Spring: 5 outdoor activities to celebrate the season

Prague Spring: 5 outdoor activities to celebrate the season

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Alright, so the spring season doesn’t officially start until March 20, but here in Prague the birds are singing and the temperatures have warmed up enough that I can finally wear a lighter coat. I can’t promise that we’ve seen the last gusts of winter, but for now (and later), » Read more

Prague: A day and night in the Holesovice neighborhood

Prague: A day and night in the Holesovice neighborhood

By Joann Plockova in Prague— This is the last of a three-post installment giving you a deeper look inside three of Prague’s most interesting neighborhoods. The first took us to the slightly edgy Zizkov neighborhood. The second brought us to a quaint area of the city called Vinohrady. This final neighborhood post brings us to » Read more

Prague: Vinohrady neighborhood walking tour

Prague: Vinohrady neighborhood walking tour

By Joann Plockova— This is the second installment of a three-post series dedicated to an in-depth look at three of Prague’s most noteworthy neighborhoods. In the first post we had a look at an edgy, happening area of the city called Zizkov. This second post will take us to the neighborhood of Vinohrady. I like » Read more

Prague: A day in the Zizkov neighborhood

Prague: A day in the Zizkov neighborhood

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Prague is comprised of 22 administrative districts (referred to as Prague 1—or “Praha 1″ in Czech, Prague 2, Prague 3 and on and on). However, when Czechs refer to the area or neighborhood they are in, they use the cadastral area name as opposed to a number. To clarify, look » Read more

Tips for celebrating the New Year in Prague

Tips for celebrating the New Year in Prague

By Joann Plockova in Prague— As the nation with the highest beer consumption per capita in the world, the Czech Republic knows how to party. That’s why experiencing Prague on the biggest party night of the year–New Year’s Eve–is likely to leave you with some memorable stories to bring back home. Where to spend New » Read more

Prague: John Lennon’s Wall celebrates an era of resistance

Prague: John Lennon’s Wall celebrates an era of resistance

By Joann Plockova in Prague— This year, December 8 not only marked the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, but also the 30th anniversary of one of Prague’s most unique landmarks: Prague’s John Lennon Wall. Behind the wall Created by Czechs as a kind of shrine to John Lennon in the days just following his » Read more

Prague Winter Survival: Escape to these Cinemas, Tearooms and Bookstores

Prague Winter Survival: Escape to these Cinemas, Tearooms and Bookstores

By Joann Plockova in Prague— It’s that time of year when Prague’s skies have turned gray and will stay that way for longer than most of us like. However, being the colorful city that it is—in terms of the variety of its activities options—Prague offers numerous ways to escape the gray and bring some color » Read more

Prague: Architecture history on tour, from Gothic to Gehry

Prague: Architecture history on tour, from Gothic to Gehry

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Prague offers so many varying styles of architecture that after a visit you can practically go home with a PhD. Within the city center and its immediate surroundings, you’ll find every architectural style from Gothic to Baroque, Cubism to Functionalism, and Art Noveau to the boxy beasts of Communism. And » Read more

Prague: Legendary sweet shops for Bohemian treats

Prague: Legendary sweet shops for Bohemian treats

By Joann Plockova in Prague— To experience one of Prague’s sweeter sides, head on in to one of the city’s myriad number of sweet shops. Called cukrárna in Czech, which stems from the word cukr, meaning sugar, these tasty little shops offer cakes, pastries, (what the Czechs call) “mini-desserts” and ice cream. The shops also » Read more

Prague Tram System: The cheapest tour in town

Prague Tram System: The cheapest tour in town

By Joann Plockova in Prague— Prague has its share of tours – via shuttle bus, horse drawn carriage, and antique car – but why would you pay top dollar when you can hop on the tram (street car) for just 26 kc? Comprised of 33 lines, Prague’s tram system offers not only a local perspective, » Read more

Prague’s best parks and hidden green spaces

Prague’s best parks and hidden green spaces

By Joann Plockova in Prague—Prague is a magical city. But Prague Castle and the city’s exceptional architecture are only a part of what makes it such a must-visit. One of Prague’s lesser-known wonders is its myriad number of public parks. In warmer months when these green spaces are in full bloom, locals and tourists alike » Read more

Prague: Art museums with reduced or free admission

Prague: Art museums with reduced or free admission

Viewing great art often comes at a price, but in addition to offering an impressive number of museums and galleries, Prague offers plenty of opportunities for museum discounts on its already fair admission prices. These discounts include special reduced-price hours and even free hours. Here are a few museum discounts I’ve come across (or have » Read more

Prague: Czech wines and great views at the Prague Wine Festival

Prague: Czech wines and great views at the Prague Wine Festival

September marks wine harvesting season in the Czech Republic (yes, there is a beverage beyond beer here), and wine harvest festivals are held throughout the country in celebration. Amongst them is the weekend-long Prague Wine Festival (September 17-19, 2010). Along with the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines, this event offers an accompanying cultural and » Read more

Prague Art Galleries: Tools and tips for gallery-hopping

Prague Art Galleries: Tools and tips for gallery-hopping

There’s no denying Prague’s impressive array of museums. It’s quite difficult not to gape at the elegant National Museum looming over Wenceslas Square, for instance, and many an art fan has wiled away an afternoon at the Mucha Museum. But the city also presents a less formal, burgeoning art gallery scene. To plan your own » Read more