Pivo - Czech for Beer
Czech beer is one of the best around, so while you are in Prague, try it out !
It's taste is unique
In my opinion, Urquell is the best one ! When I visited Prague, I enjoyed my time in Pivovars,which means brewery. These are traditional restaurant where you can drink beer and eat Czech traditional food.
Prague is nice in winter as well...
Prague is nice in winter as well - under the snow. The picture shows Certovka - short branch of Vltava river. How to find it? You walk across the Charles Bridge (the Prague Castle is in front of you) and it is at the end on your left side. There is also a pitoresque square called KAMPA.
More winter photos in my travelogue.
People from Moravia
Moravia, which is roughly the eastern half of the republic also known as the wine country. Compared to Bohemians, Moravians are known as more friendly and social. Thanks Jacob and Monica for planning two great parties during my stay in Prague!
From around October to April, there are 2 local hockey (I think both professional) teams, Sparta Praha (Jagr and Hasek have played for them) and Slavia Praha.
Go to the arena to check it out. (Tourist centres, hotels and hostels can point it out for you) We payed only 50kc (which is less than $2US) to watch Slavia Praha. The hockey is exciting and the atmosphere is amazing. The crowd, mostly standing room only, are always yelling, chanting, and playing music. It was a great experience!
Staromestska radnice | Old Town Hall – Guided Tour
Every single tourist in visit of Prague see Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, most of them see every-hour-"play" (Procession of Apostles, Death ringing the bell…) and quite a lot enjoy a view of Old-Town Square (Staromestske namesti) from the top of the Old Town Hall Tower. Having that on mind, we were quite surprised starting a guided tour of Old Town Hall with just two more couples.
The tour starts just after the Procession of Apostles and it is opportunity to see it from the back side, which is amazing, especially because it is accompanied with the noise of the crowd watching it in "regular" way. Than it continues with visit to the oldest parts of the building – the tower and the Gothic chapel of St Lawrence, built in 1381 (chapel faces Old-Town Square). It is followed by the visit to the ancient council chamber from the late 15th and early 16th century – the time of reign of King Vladislav – Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary, and the modern hall which is now used for the meetings of the town council and which is decorated with two paintings made by the Bohemian artist Vaclav or Wenceslaus Brozik – "Jan Hus Before the Council of Constance", and "The Election of George of Podebrad as King of Bohemia". The longest, but very interesting part of the tour is walk through Romanesque and Gothic cellars. The tour ends in entrance hall decorated with the two early 20th century mosaics presenting the scenes from the life of Libuse, mythical ancestor of the Premyslid dynasty and the Czech people as whole.
The guide, young man, was excellent – he made a kind of journey through Czech history while explaining what we had seen during the tour. It was very nice of him to try to learn a few words of Italian, Hungarian and Serbian language. In general – the tour was the great experience.