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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 events calendar: Festivals for 2010

Prague events calendar: Festivals for 2010

Planning a trip to Prague this year? One of central Europe’s most historic and picturesque capitals will mesmerize you with its charm and beauty. But it’s not all architectural oohs and ahhs—there are plenty of festivals and other events sure to enliven your experience. Check these out! FebioFest March 25-April 4, 2010 website The Czech » Read more

Prague cheap souvenir: Beer coasters

Prague cheap souvenir: Beer coasters

Tourists flock to Prague for its Gothic architecture, striking art, affordable performances, and yes… zlevneny pivo, or “cheap beer.” Once you’ve polished off a half-liter of Staropramen, why not pick up the free coaster on which it sat? Coast to coaster For centuries, agricultural conditions in the Czech republic have proven ideal for growing hops. Historians place beer brewing » Read more

Prague: Cheap seats at the opera or ballet

Prague: Cheap seats at the opera or ballet

Prague boasts a world-class music scene, with concerts, operas, and ballets performed throughout the year in the city’s famous theaters. Best of all, tickets to these events are within even a Cheapo’s reach, as they cost a fraction of the going rate in other capital cities. You may even be able to score one for under $10. If you’re planning » Read more

Prague: The Globe bookstore caters to expat scene

Prague: The Globe bookstore caters to expat scene

If you ask the older Expat Czech-set, The Globe isn’t what it used to be since it moved seven years ago from the Holesovice to the trendier address on Pstrossova, near the National Theater. Howevery you can still find them in the corner of the bookshop-slash-café that puts Borders to shame. Browse the wide selection » Read more

Prague: Ruzyne aiport begins posting flight’s timetable

Good news for travelers planning to visit Prague’s ever expanding airport. The authorities at Ruzyne have begun posting a timetable of flights. Updated every ten seconds, the listing also allows users to search by airline, destination, and even a specific window of time. It’s a pretty snazzy tool. It’s perfect for those making a last-minute » Read more

Prague: May Day is for lovers

Prague: May Day is for lovers

Photo to wit, The Czech Communist Party has scheduled a meeting near the Krizik Fountain—but May Day in the Czech Republic is also the Day of Lovers. Take that, St. Valentine’s Day! What’s in store for lovers in Prague today? For the ladies, it’s essential that they be kissed under a blossoming cherry tree. As » Read more

Prague: Riding the metro or bus without a ticket

Prague: Riding the metro or bus without a ticket

It’s occurred to most of us at one time or another—is it worth buying metro tickets in cities where public transportation ticketing is based on the honor system? Travelers on a budget might consider saving money by “riding black,” and in Prague, at least, they’d have ample company. A recent study published by Czech newspaper » Read more

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