Making sense of Czech culture: What’s with the attitude?

Making sense of Czech culture: What’s with the attitude?

This is the first of a series of blog posts about various parts of Czech culture that are usually not covered in guidebooks: bathrooms, public transportation, tipping and other subjects that are not as romantic as the views, restaurants and entertainment that most books and blogs cover. These are the...

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Meet: Misa, our local expert in Prague

Meet: Misa, our local expert in Prague

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how she came to live in Prague… I come from Frydek-Mistek, a medium-sized town in the...

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Meet: Lukas, our local expert in Prague

Meet: Lukas, our local expert in Prague

Meet Lukas, our local guide in Prague, who has plenty of tips for where to go, what to eat and drink, and how to make the most of your time in the city. Read on for his top tips plus a bit of history about who he is and how...

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The complete guide to: Prague travel

The complete guide to: Prague travel

There are a lot of things that draw people to Prague. Maybe it’s the fascinating mixed bag of Instagram-worthy architecture (from gothic to art nouveau to baroque), or maybe it’s the abundance of picture-perfect cafés, or the many gardens and parks that seem to beckon aimless travellers looking for a...

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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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Easter in Prague: A photo essay

Easter in Prague: A photo essay

In the Czech Republic, Easter weekend is far more than a Christian holiday — it’s a celebration of spring, of ancient traditions, and of coming together as friends, as family, and as a community. Our team photographer @alexandratakesphotos went out and about over the weekend to capture the spirit of...

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How to skip the scams in Prague

How to skip the scams in Prague

Exploring new cultures is a fantastic adventure that often leads to some of the best life experiences, but we have to admit: sometimes new places and cultures can make even the most seasoned traveller quake in their boots. Even those who love to travel are often afraid they’ll “get it wrong” and cause, at...

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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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How to make Czech-style marinated cheese

How to make Czech-style marinated cheese

Nakládaný hermelín (cheese marinated in garlic and onion) lives in the hearts of Czech people. It’s a Czech phenomenon you can find in every (proper) local restaurant in Prague — just look for the section on the menu that says “Food to go with beer.” There are even books and websites dedicated...

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