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
It's hard to find a good florist. I don't want to buy flowers only to find them dead after a few days. You may remember my poor experience with Belles Fleurs who not only sold me flowers that died a few days later, they also refused to refund me. Luckily I found a new shop … Continue reading Cool Flowers, Vinohrady, Prague
From the desk of our guest writer Rick Manore: 50 years ago, on January 16th, Philosophy Student, Jan Palach, inspired by Vietnamese Buddhist monks, set himself on fire in front of the National Museum in protest not because of the Soviet Occupation nor the quashing of The Prague Spring uprising, but because of what he … Continue reading 50 years ago Jan Palach set himself on fire in front of the National Museum, Prague