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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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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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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…

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Šlágr

A cozy cafe in Vinohrady with a promising poster hanging next to the bar saying “Kids don’t belong to a cafe” boasts not only an above standard offer of tarts and breakfast variations, but also quite a high level of toilet equipment. Inasmuch as a café visit is seldom begun…