How to Fit In (or Stand Out) in the Czech Republic
By Auburn Scallon Many travelers these days want a local experience when visiting a new place. And while your lack of the language can be a dead giveaway, these tips can help you blend into the crowd without having to open your mouth How to Fit In Tone Down... Read more
Prague Fringe Festival 2017
Taking place from 26th May – 3rd June 2017, the Prague Fringe offers over 230 performances across 7 venues in Malá Strana in the very heart of the city, nestled between the landmarks of the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. Now 16 years old, the Prague Fringe is stepping... Read more
Bugsy’s and The Godfather of the Czech Cocktail Culture
By Hannah Burns While the name Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel may conjure images of a 1940s-era gangster, he was also the mastermind and innovator behind the glory that is the Las Vegas strip—where others saw vast stretches of sand, he saw opportunity. So it’s no surprise that Václav Vojíř turned... Read more
Being Dvořák – An afternoon with the grandson of the Master
By Hannah Burns & Kylie Naughton There’s a private villa that lies atop a hill in Vysoká, a small village near the town of Příbram, some sixty kilometers south of Prague. It is desolate, but well kept, surrounded by greenery and countryside charm. It’s peaceful but powerful; something great happened... Read more
Our Study Abroad Preparation Guide
By Hannah Burns and Kylie Naughton If you’ll be staying in our city for a few months, as a study abroad student, temporary employee, intern, or if you’re here on a long holiday, we have some tips for you. There are quite a few things that make living here... Read more
The Greatest Czech Who Never Lived
BY HANNAH BURNS In late 1966, in the small northern Czech town of Liptákov, a mysterious chest was discovered after being buried in the countryside for nearly a century. And by an incredible stroke of luck, this monumentally important moment in Czech history was captured and broadcast on live... Read more
Cimrman conquers the New World
By Kylie Naughton Walking into the rustic Jára Cimrman Theatre, it’s not hard to feel a sense of legacy. With corridors lined with black and white photographs capturing Cimrman’s 50-year history, the theatre is a window into Czech humor and culture. Given the remarkable atmosphere, it’s almost impossible to... Read more
Our favourite First Republic Prague Cafés
There are seemingly thousands of cafés here in Prague—most of them with a new-age sense of chic that we know and love. But older establishments come with a particular charm that you just can’t get at a juice bar or vegan café. Here, famous socialites and intellectuals of the... Read more
Janek Rubes: The Honest Prague Guide
BY TATIANA CIRISANO It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Old Town Square, and the postcard-perfect scene is already swarming with tourists snapping photos of the historic gothic church and medieval astronomical clock. But Janek Rubes is here on the lookout for one thing only: scams. “Here we are in Old Town Square,... Read more
Chasing Černý: We talk to Prague’s iconic provocateur and artist
BY TATIANA CIRISANO David Černý, the iconic Czech artist and provocateur, is used to running late, says the manager at his Prague art center and studio known as MeetFactory. More often than not, his reputation precedes him. At age 23, a young Černý was arrested after painting a Soviet... Read more