Monthly Archives: August 2008

An educational look at city tourism

The Prague Post New York University offers special courses Tourists in Prague are a fact of life. The summer months seem to swell with massive amounts of people crowding Old Town Square, Prague Castle, the transport system and bars and restaurants. Not everyone this past summer was here only for fun, though. A group of… Read more »

In this beauty contest, the older, the better

The Prague Post Centuries-old trees are top contenders vying for green glamour title Do you have a favorite tree? Now is the time to do something nice for it, as tree-huggers and other nature lovers have the opportunity to participate in the Tree of the Year competition sponsored by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation’s (Nadace… Read more »

Going to work with mom and dad

The Prague Post Company hopes to start preschools close to businesses Working parents, especially those with young children, have a constant worry: Who will take care of my child during the day? What happens if they get sick? What happens if I have to work late? A newly formed organization, KIDS Company Praha, hopes to… Read more »

Cloud 9

Expats.cz If you name your place of business Cloud 9, you are proposing a fairly heavenly experience. Luckily for the new Cloud 9 sky bar & lounge, perched on the 9th floor of the Hilton Prague Hotel, it easily lives up to its lofty goals. It’s hard to decide which aspect of the lounge leaves… Read more »

Parks in Prague

Expats.cz It ain’t easy being green. Or looking for some if you live in the city. Fear not intrepid nature lovers – we’ve got a list of Prague forests and other green spaces – easily accessible by public transport. The City of Prague boasts 88 protected areas covering more than 2000 hectares. Twenty percent of… Read more »

Domestic bliss

The Prague Post For a change of pace, try the Czech Republic’s ‘inspirational eight’ You’ve seen everything in Prague. Ditto for Ceský Krumlov and Karlštejn. Heck, you’ve even traipsed to Brno. It’s time to explore some new cities around the country, which have their own charms to offer. Eight of them have banded together in… Read more »

Golden nights

The Prague Post Sleep in style under Prague Castle Malá Strana’s Nerudova street is routinely packed with tourists making their way along Prague’s Royal Route either to or from the castle. Lucky ones will have booked a room at the Golden Wheel, a boutique hotel about halfway down the street. “When guests open the door,… Read more »

Golden nights

The Prague Post Sleep in style under Prague Castle Malá Strana’s Nerudova street is routinely packed with tourists making their way along Prague’s Royal Route either to or from the castle. Lucky ones will have booked a room at the Golden Wheel, a boutique hotel about halfway down the street. “When guests open the door,… Read more »

The Schengen Situation

Expats.cz What the Schengen agreement means for foreign residents in the Czech Republic Schengen. Those two syllables can strike fear and confusion in the hearts of many a non-EU expat. When the Czech Republic joined this “borderless Europe” zone in December 2007, it caused mass panic amongst non-legal expats, and even some legal ones as… Read more »

Witness to history

The Prague Post In two photo exhibits, new views of a turbulent time in Prague The shocks of 1968 reverberated around the world. The United States was riven by demonstrations against the Vietnam War and the assassination of two great leaders, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. In Paris, students rioted in the streets…. Read more »