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
Opened in January this year, Levain is on Kozácká, a narrow street just between Havlíčkovy sady and the fashionable Krymská street area. We missed our visits to Levain while it closed for a Summer break - now we're happy Levain re-opened this week. The menu has been updated. Luckily, my favourite smoked duck breast (365Kc) is … Continue reading Levain Bistro re-opens with a fresh new menu
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?
You can travel the World only to fall in love with the girl next door! And that's exactly how I felt after spending a Saturday night in the Hilton Prague. Who knew that such a great Hilton was so close? Here's my review. I try and book Hilton hotels, from Waldorf Astoria to Hampton Inn, … Continue reading Hilton Hotel Prague
We enjoyed our stay at the Hilton Prague (review here). The Living Well Health Club is also available to non-guests, albeit a quite a hefty price, so I'm reviewing it separately. If you're staying in an Executive Room in the hotel, you can wear your room bathrobes and slippers and head to the mezzanine floor. … Continue reading Living Well Health Club at the Hilton Hotel Prague
Bistro 33 refurbished their garden a few months ago - I remember Steven Trumpfheller, from the recently closed U Emy Destinnové restaurant, was cooking for the opening party barbeque. With the Summer in full swing, we thought we'd try the dinner menu. The restaurant looks inviting (the other side of that board says 'garden open'). … Continue reading Bistro 33, Vinohrady, Prague
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?
Tamarind Tree was started by chef Ladislav Dvořák - he was previously a Chef de partie (line cook) at Prague's Mandarin Oriental Hotel restaurant. The concept has always been Asian street food, offered at various Prague events and as a guest menu in some Prague restaurants. I may have tasted Chef Dvořák's food at a … Continue reading Tamarind Tree Restaurant, Prague