Back in the 1950s/1960s, nuclear fallout shelters were all the rage. There are, apparently, nearly 800 civil protection shelters in Prague. The Folimanka shelter is one of the largest*. It has a capacity of 1,300 people, an area of 1332 m², armoured door, water wells and a 30kW electrical generator. This massive underground shelter is on … Continue reading Folimanka Nuclear Fallout Shelter (Pražský kryt Folimanka), Prague, Czech Republic – open this Saturday 14th September
Prague Zoo opened a new exposition featuring the Titicaca Water Frog. The frogs already produced their first batch of tadpoles. The frog enclosure was inspired by the flooded temple that once stood on the shore of Lake Titicaca roughly 1,000 to 1,500 years ago. Here's is a link to the Prague Zoo article: https://www.zoopraha.cz/en/about-zoo/news/11848-the-rare-and-remarkable-titicaca-water-frogs-are-now-on-show-at-prague-zoo And … Continue reading Titicaca Water Frog Smoothie – mňam
Lime electric scooters arrived in Prague almost a year ago. People whizz past on them. Some people love them and some people hate them. Soon after the scooters appeared, Prague 2 banned them. Entire areas appeared as a red zone on the Lime app map. It didn't make much difference and scooters were still driven … Continue reading Lime adds 100 Kč fine for parking in the red zone
The only poisonous (jedovatý) snake in the Czech Republic is an adder (zmije). The poison shouldn't kill you but the very young and old should seek medical help immediately. The adder is apparently endangered and likely to hide from humans. Many people have Ophidiophobia and just seeing a snake, poisonous or not, will really freak … Continue reading Snakes in the Czech Republic – should you move home if you see one?
I use TripAdvisor for both Hotels and Restaurants. For hotels, I tend to read multiple reviews before I decide if I want to stay at the hotel. For restaurants, I'm more likely to look at 'restaurants near me' by highest ranking. I hate the TripAdvisor interface, both on PC and mobile. It's both clunky and … Continue reading Can you rely on TripAdvisor when choosing a restaurant in Prague?
Richard Browning is an English inventor, entrepreneur and speaker. He founded Gravity Industries Ltd in March 2017, the company behind the 'Daedalus Mark 1', a Jet Suit that uses several miniature jet engines to achieve vertical flight. On Tuesday 2nd March 2019, he flew his jet suit along the Vltava river in Prague. As is … Continue reading English inventor Richard Browning flies in Prague
1st April noon update: Hopefully those who read this article before noon soon realised that today was April Fool's Day - sadly it could easily be true, especially when you look at the mess UK Politicians have made of Brexit. The hour you lost at the weekend might be one you never get back - … Continue reading Clocxit – UK Time up to two hours different for seven months of the year
The Žižkov Tower (Czech: Žižkovský vysílač) stands 216 metres (709 feet) tall and was built between 1985 and 1992. The Tower was designed by architect Václav Aulický and structural engineer Jiří Kozák. The design of the tower divides opinion among Prague residents - it certainly doesn't blend sympathetically with the architecture of Prague. Imagine that someone … Continue reading David Černý’s Miminka (Babies) return to the Žižkov Tower, Prague
The Corinthia Prague is a luxury hotel that sits on a hill overlooking Prague. There are views all the way to Prague Castle and it's just two metro stops from the centre. The metro stop Vyšehrad is just a few steps from the hotel entrance. Here's a painting of the hotel and surroundings courtesy of … Continue reading Party at the Corinthia Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Roof Watch 12th March: The roof has been repaired! Roof Watch 18:25 11th March 2019: As night falls over the UPC building, the hole in the roof and slipped tile are barely visible through the darkness - but remain. Roof Watch update 15:07 11th March 2019: UPC replied: Thank you for letting us know. Our … Continue reading Strong Winds Batter the Czech Republic – UPC building loses some roof tiles