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Disappointment of the century

Dearest friends, what you see is true – as a title of this article, I am serving you a genuine clickbait, for that is clearly all the rage these days: But I do (to an extent) have a real reason for it! So what’s the deal: Prague’s House of the…

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Blue Velvet

That feeling when you are about to set out on a train trip and you are so excited and anxious, literally over-filled with emotions and you need to let loose. So you look for some place to chill but let’s face it – train station toilets are not the place where you…

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Culturally in a cultural sporting place

I’ve been living in Smichov for quite a while. Nevertheless, I visited Radlicka – kulturni sportovna for the first time just recently for a brilliant event called FuckUp Night which I cannot recommend highly enough. Unfortunately, it’s only in czech. The name of the place – kulturni sportovna (cultural sporting place) reveals its…

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Břevnov maturity exam

Břevnov could probably be well described as one of the few places in Prague where you do not feel like you were in Prague. Which is good. Or bad. It depends on how deep under your skin did Vltava, hipster parties at náplavka and people like Leoš Mareš manage to…

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A series of parallel universes in “V Cípu”

Prague’s “V Cipu” street looks as though one got teleported into Chicago’s tough hoods from the 1930s. Ugly buildings, dark garages, smoking manholes, a weird shop which has “doors” made of plastic and offers cheap calls to Zimbabwe… you’re basically just expecting some mafioso to jump out from behind a…

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Globalisation ft. Eastern Europe

As an advanced Vietnamologist with an even more advanced ability to look up words in on-line dictionaries, I have no trouble translating the name of a bistro located close to the Palouček tram station: Bach Duong = Ram sheep. A sheep on Palouček, how beautiful is that! Didn’t Saint-Exupéry use…

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The Karel Hynek Macha’s Nightmare

After fancy cafés and restaurants we are bringing in some smut from Plzen. Plzen is a fairly nice city. Pleasantly intimate and moreover, this year it’s also the European Capital of Culture. However, the following report won’t be pleasant nor cultural. I love arty farty so I’ve participated in a summer art…