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A night on the town in the Czech capital can mean many different things. Most bars in Prague focus on a specific drink – craft beer, local wine, speciality cocktails – and cater to specific crowds. Going for a beer in one neighbourhood one evening, and another the next, can lead to really quite different nights out. But wherever you go and whatever you order, drinking in Prague is a laid-back, leisurely pursuit, so feel free to sip slowly and savour your order.
“When we moved here six years ago, Karlín wasn’t so popular,” recalls Standa Soukop, manager of the Veltlin wine bar. “Everyone said, ‘Karlín’s amazing,’ but it wasn’t reflected in the business. The first three years were very, very difficult.”
As the world becomes more globally connected – through a combination of travel, migration and basic awareness of the world – cultural education is stepping into the spotlight. In Estonia, a new programme from the Estonian Institute called Culture Step is helping educate and connect foreigners to local traditions and cultural character.
Gritty. Powerful. Complicated. Real. There are multiple words I would use to describe Võta või jäta (Take It or Leave It in English), which is a new Estonian drama from writer/director Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo. I would also call it a powerful feminist film.
A stroll over the Charles Bridge, a trip to the castle, a love lock... stop right there, says Auburn Scallon, and do as the locals do in Prague, with tips from the Honest Guide guys.
The men and women in Game of Thrones are strongly connected to their homelands, from Winterfell to the Iron Islands, Highgarden and King’s Landing to the Vale of Arryn or the shores of Dorne. But where would this cast of characters end up if the story took them on a journey to the Czech Republic?
Folk dance is not something I knew much about growing up. I got a crash course in folk dance at the Sabatants festival last month.
The Czech Republic is gearing up for a year of celebration. New Year’s Day fireworks in 2018 mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Divorce and Czechoslovakia turns 100 on 28th October. Here’s how to join the celebrations.