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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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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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Unfinished Peperoncino

Prague’s Peperoncino restaurant is my personal ortographic guru; the way it works with language is truly fascinating. Their menu items are often written in a highly unorthodox way which completely disregards normal rules of spelling (read: there is an unparalleled number of mistakes and typos) and sometimes even manages to…

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Štúrovci in Pressburg

Toilet agents like travelling around the world and one of their stops was in a remote town of Bratislava (also known as Bratiska or B R T S L V). A candid observer and an occasional visitor has surely noticed that in recent years Bratislava has changed into a hipster…

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Café Jen: Headbanger-friendly

Café Jen, a cute little café in Prague’s Vršovice district, works very consistently with the combination of black, white and red. It’s used on cushions, in the cafe’s logo and on staff’s aprons, too. Is it a romantic reference to the color scheme of Nazi Germany’s flag? Or did they…