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The Guardian Taps Vinohradský Pivovar As One of Europe’s Best Beer Halls - Prague, Czech Republic

The Guardian Taps Vinohradský Pivovar As One of Europe’s Best Beer Halls - Prague, Czech Republic | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
In a recent roundup of readers’ tips, the Prague 2 locale rates among the top 10 beer pubs in Europe
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My opinion for the best place to drink beer in Prague:  Wherever you are!
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This Handy Map Shows Where You Can Pick Free Fruit in Prague - Prague, Czech Republic

This Handy Map Shows Where You Can Pick Free Fruit in Prague - Prague, Czech Republic | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Find out where you can pick apples, pears, cherries, and other fruits at thousands of locations throughout Prague and the Czech Republic
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Prague Has the World’s #1 Cheapest Beer Says New Ranking - Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Has the World’s #1 Cheapest Beer Says New Ranking - Prague, Czech Republic | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Yet another study has ranked Prague as the cheapest place to drink a beer as of April 2018
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Biggest Josef Lada exhibition in years now on in Prague 

Biggest Josef Lada exhibition in years now on in Prague  | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
The famous Czech illustrator and painter Josef Lada died on December 14, 1957 and was born on December 17, 1877. Referencing those dates, and this year, a Prague exhibition entitled The Sevens of Josef Lada has brought together the biggest collection of his work seen in many years.
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This drawing is of his home village that we visited:  http://parosparadise.com/CzechMates/2015/06/30/hrusice-josef-lada/ ;
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Day Trips from Prague: Things to Do in Karlovy Vary 

Day Trips from Prague: Things to Do in Karlovy Vary  | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Things to do in Karlovy Vary - This spa town is ideal for a day trip from Prague. If you like spas, mineral springs, architecture, an
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My take on #Carlsbad including the Russian presence.
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Lucerna Palace Rooftop Deck to Open this Week

Lucerna Palace Rooftop Deck to Open this Week | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
The iconic Art Nouveau building will open its rooftop once again—this time to debut a new wooden deck
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As if there were not already too many cool places in Prague.
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Czech Artist David Černý Unveils his Latest Sculpture this Weekend

Czech Artist David Černý Unveils his Latest Sculpture this Weekend | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
The provocateur revealed his latest, a robotic art thief that moves across the ledge of a museum, in Olomouc this weekend
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More of David Cerny through out our blog:  http://parosparadise.com/CzechMates/2013/12/01/david-cerny-update/ ;
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Budapest Adventure

Budapest Adventure | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it

I will confess right off: I made a mistake with this journey. In trying to save money I limited the trip to three days and two nights; that is not enough for a city with so much to offer as Budapest…

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With travel tips.
More about "Get Out of Prague": http://parosparadise.com/CzechMates/environs/ ;
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Take a Look Inside Prague’s New Temple For Meat Lovers

Take a Look Inside Prague’s New Temple For Meat Lovers | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
The new interior of Kantýna, a former bank and Masonic mansion, was designed by architect Rudolf Netík; along with the white-coat waitstaff uniforms, inspired by the Bohumil Hrabal novel I Served the King of England, it is meant to evoke the glamorous pre-war hotels of Wenceslas Square.
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Prague is so crawling with beautiful buildings, not to mention good places to eat.  http://parosparadise.com/CzechMates/ ;
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Saying Farewell to the Old Kolbenova Flea Market

Saying Farewell to the Old Kolbenova Flea Market | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Local photographer Rishabh Kaul spent months documenting the Kolbenova flea market in Prague 9, a fascinating place where the sellers and buyers are as interesting as the wares they deal.
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We went here a few times per year for entertainment and occasionally bought something.
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Radio Prague - Grand Café Orient in Prague–the only Cubist café in the world

Radio Prague - Grand Café Orient in Prague–the only Cubist café in the world | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Grand Café Orient in Prague is unique in that it boasts being the only
Cubist café in the world. It is located just a few minutes’ walk from
Old Town Square -in Celetná Street -in the famous Cubist building House of
the Black Madonna designed by architect Josef Gočár.
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Located on main tourist route yet a comfortably quiet interlude.
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Prague Event Invites You to Take a City Break at Home

Prague Event Invites You to Take a City Break at Home | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Museum Night, Night of Churches, Night of Theatres – evenings devoted to nighttime tours or behind-the-scenes access of Prague’s most treasured venues have increased in popularity in the past few years. This month another “night” joins their ranks.
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Radio Prague - A German-Czech Advent im Wald

Radio Prague - A German-Czech Advent im Wald | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
We've just arrived, with about 25 fellow passengers, by coach from
Plzeň in the Czech Republic, and we are now in the tiny German village of
Friedrichshäng. It lies just on the Czech border, deep in the Bavarian
Forest – or Bayerischer Wald – with Český les forest on the Czech
side. We’re going to an annual event organised by locals as well as the
Centrum Bavaria Bohemia, which is based in
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Central Europe without the hype.  More at http://parosparadise.com/CzechMates/ ;
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This Weekend, Experience a Different Prague! - Prague, Czech Republic

This Weekend, Experience a Different Prague! - Prague, Czech Republic | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Visit 75 street festivals around Prague designed to showcase a different view of the city at the Zažít město jinak fest on Saturday, September 15
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ALWAYS something going on in Prague!
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City of Prague Launches New Beer to Fight Air Pollution - Prague, Czech Republic

City of Prague Launches New Beer to Fight Air Pollution - Prague, Czech Republic | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Prague Pedestrian beer has been created in cooperation with Lobkowicz Brewery to encourage citizens to leave their cars behind
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Clever idea, but only possible in Prague, I think.
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Long Story Short hostel, Olomouc | Official Website

Long Story Short hostel, Olomouc | Official Website | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Long Story Short hostel - Official website: Find all the information about our hostel - private rooms, dorms, Cooking Bar Café with summer garden, meeting room and even petanque pit. Best price guaranteed!
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Looks interesting for upscale youth.  
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Another Czech tidy town to visit

Another Czech tidy town to visit | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
In the Czech village of Louka, in southern Moravia, one 90-year-old woman volunteers to beautify the homes of her neighbors. Agnes Kasparkova is a former farmer who picked up a new hobby in her ret…
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What have you done to improve your community?
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Tourism For Locals Only

Tourism For Locals Only | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
I am now addicted to the word Cool for describing Prague.  Read this translated web page:  Maybe Venice and Barcelona which are in the news for resident objections to tourism can learn from this.
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Museums And Castles In the Czech Republic Are Going To Be Free For a Week

Museums And Castles In the Czech Republic Are Going To Be Free For a Week | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
In the second week of September European Heritage Days will be held in the Czech Republic
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These open dates are a great opportunity.  More on our event calendar:  http://parosparadise.com/CzechMates/
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Czechia the heart of Europe

Please, call our country CZECHIA!  Czechia has more than 1200 years old history with only a very short period being associated with the republican political system. The history of Czechia is thus much longer than that of the Czech Republic. Leave the Czech Republic, a cold and impersonal political name, to politicians and diplomats. Czechia is a short (geographic) name, which is independent of time and changes in forms of state and political regimes on its territory. As such, it can be used for our country in both historical and contemporary contexts. The Czech Republic is simply nothing more than the name of the current state formation on the territory of CZECHIA.
 

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Metalmorphosis Mirror Fountain by David Černý

Metalmorphosis Mirror Fountain by David Černý | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Metalmorphosis is a mirrored water fountain by Czech sculptor David Černý that was constructed at the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, NC. The 14-ton sculpture is made from massive stainless steel layers that rotate 360 degrees and occasionally align to create a massive head. It even has it's
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Just learned David Cerny was in the USA as well.
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Radio Prague - Jičín says historic town title is reward to long term care and conception

Radio Prague - Jičín says historic town title is reward to long term care and conception | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
“Our town has been doing this since the year 1990. We have reconstructed all the streets in the historical centre. We have an urban development plan, regulating outdoor advertising and setting rules for pub gardens. And we have really dedicated lots of energy to renovation.”

The town of Jičín lies in a beautiful landscape some 85 kilometres north-east of Prague and is known as the gateway to the protected area of Český ráj or Czech paradise.
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Check Out the Parks of Prague

Check Out the Parks of Prague | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Spring is coming and kids must be taken outdoors and into nature. Check out which parks are in your district, and what are the restaurant options near each location.
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Also suitable for adults.  Our favourite is Prohonice:  http://parosparadise.com/CzechMates/header-photos/
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Radio Prague - W Hotels to make Prague debut with Art Nouveau makeover

Radio Prague - W Hotels to make Prague debut with Art Nouveau makeover | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
W Hotels Worldwide, part of US hoteliers Marriot International, announced
on Thursday it will open its first hotel in Prague. W Prague accommodation
offer will be located in the renovated nouveau Grand Europa Hotel on
Prague’s Wenceslas Square, and will be the brand’s debut in the Czech
Republic.
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Truly a grand old hotel that is a joy to enter.
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Take Home Some Elephant Urine Liquor from Prague Zoo

Take Home Some Elephant Urine Liquor from Prague Zoo | Prague by Czech Mates | Scoop.it
Need a unique last-minute Christmas gift? How about a bottle of 25% ‘Elephant urine’ liquor courtesy of Prague Zoo
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Czechs have a great sense of humor.  More at http://parosparadise.com/CzechMates/
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