Prague neighbourhood guide: Venturing through Vinohrady

Prague neighbourhood guide: Venturing through Vinohrady

With a name that literally translates to the word “vineyards” in English, it’s no surprise that Vinohrady was once a wine hot spot before it became incorporated into the metropolis of Prague. In fact, since the 14th century the area was primarily occupied by vineyards, and the wine-producing fruit was...

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Karlín is Prague’s secret neighbourhood that you should discover

Karlín is Prague’s secret neighbourhood that you should discover

Karlín is a district within such close proximity to Prague’s New Town and Old Town, yet it’s often unexplored, completely unknown to tourists and travellers. This lack of attention is undeserved; beautiful in its own regard, Karlín hosts a myriad of events, great places to get food, interesting things to...

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How to make Czech pancakes (lívance)

How to make Czech pancakes (lívance)

Lívance, oh lívance; such tasty little Czech treats you are. For those unlucky people who are not in the know, lívance are leavened Czech pancakes. Don’t be afraid, they’re just as simple to make as American pancakes, except I’ve found them to be consistently better in both taste and texture....

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How to make svařák (Czech mulled wine)

How to make svařák (Czech mulled wine)

Svařené víno, or ‘mulled wine’ in English, is the quintessential wintertime warmer. The smell of simmering spices will lure your nose to the kettle just like some cartoon character to pie on a windowsill — and instantly drawing you into the beautiful Christmas markets of Prague. After you decide you...

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Yes, there are vegetarian restaurants in Prague… and they’re fantastic

Yes, there are vegetarian restaurants in Prague… and they’re fantastic

When one thinks of vegetarian-friendly cities, Prague is not normally the first place that comes to mind – in fact it may not even be in the top ten. But for those of you unwilling to falter, you’re in for a nice surprise. In fact, our capital is quickly adopting...

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Great Czech brewery daytrips from Prague

Great Czech brewery daytrips from Prague

When you first come to Prague, you’ll quickly discover that Czech beer culture is much different from the more Westernised countries. Firstly, we drink a lot here. But secondly, the manner in which we drink is vastly different. It is quite rare to see people shouting over music, or on their...

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Prague’s best cafés to cure your coffee cravings

Prague’s best cafés to cure your coffee cravings

Prague is a city that loves coffee, but not all coffee is made equal. Thankfully, Prague is a city with plenty of small businesses serving up ethical coffee. Most of these cafés are not on the typical tourist track (so make sure you have a map… like the one we’ve provided...

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