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Czech Christmas Traditions and Treats

Czech Christmas Traditions and Treats December 9, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Celebrating the holidays this year in Prague? Lucky you! Today, we’ll share with you Czech Christmas traditions and introduce you to some of the holiday specialties you may be lucky enough to try this month. Remember, December 24, 25 and 26 are all public holidays. Christmas in the Czech Republic is...

UNESCO in Czech Republic

UNESCO in Czech Republic December 6, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Many people are familiar with UNESCO and their World Heritage Sites. But did you know they also have a list of “intangibles?” These are cultural traditions of a country that are slowly dying out. UNESCO doesn’t want to recognize and protect only monuments, buildings or other “tangibles,” but...

Czech Wonders and Rarities

Czech Wonders and Rarities November 25, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
The Czech Republic is a fascinating country, full of little known gems. Inventions, people and history have all combined to make our little nation a special place indeed. Fill your head with these talking points before your trip, or amaze your friends and family upon your return with your knowledge of...

Sites of the Velvet Revolution

Sites of the Velvet Revolution November 17, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Today is Freedom & Democracy Day, a public holiday in the Czech Republic. On November 17, 1989, the Velvet Revolution began, which eventually led to the end of Communism in Czechoslovakia. For the past two days, we reviewed a timeline of this historic event. Today, we introduce you to the important...

Freedom & Democracy Day – Part 2

Freedom & Democracy Day – Part 2 November 16, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
November 17 is Freedom & Democracy Day in the Czech Republic. this is the second in a 2-part series on the history of the Velvet Revolution. Despite the fact that their neighbouring Communist countries had been seeing unrest and protests for some time, the Czechoslovak government was totally unprepared...

Freedom & Democracy Day – Part 1

Freedom & Democracy Day – Part 1 November 15, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
November 17 is a public holiday in the Czech Republic, Freedom & Democracy Day. On this day in 1989, thousands of people took to the streets demanding a change in government. Following the lead of their Eastern European neighbours, citizens peacefully protested against the Communist regime, and...

Stuck in Prague’s Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy it!

Stuck in Prague’s Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy it! November 3, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Ohhh…winter weather. While it can be a wonderland, if you are tucked up cozy-like in front of the fire, if you are travelling it can get real ugly, real fast. If you are stuck in Prague’s airport, you are mostly likely trying to leave our fair city. We hope you had a wonderful time, and will remember...

Is it safe to come to Prague?

Is it safe to come to Prague? October 5, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
The US State Department has released a travel alert for Americans travelling in Europe. The alert warns tourists to be careful as there is a heightened chance of al-Qa’ida attacks and specifically mentions public spots like transportation and tourist infrastructure (hotels, popular sites) as places...

Prague’s Rockin’ Streets

Prague’s Rockin’ Streets September 29, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Prague’s movie stage heritage is well-known; films ranging from Mission: Impossible to The Bourne Identity have all had scenes shot in the City of a Thousand Spires. It’s not just directors and scenographers that take inspiration from Prague’s magic, but musicians too. The latest singer to use...

Best of: Prague’s Overlooked Museums

Best of: Prague’s Overlooked Museums September 27, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
No will dispute the fact that Prague’s a pretty cultural place. With its musical heritage alone, culture vultures are in heaven. Museums too aren’t difficult to find, with Dox, Center for Contemporary Art, the Mucha Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts being a few of the most popular. But there...