Monthly Archives: September 2008

For kids: Theses puppets have strings to hold them up

Christian Science Monitor A studio in Prague, Czech Republic, carries on the art of making marionettes. Do you know the fairy tale of Pinocchio? Before he became a real boy, Pinocchio was a wooden puppet carved by a man named Geppetto. But he wasn’t just any puppet; he was a marionette that could move only… Read more »

Opencard New Prague city card for public transport; parking Prague residents, especially those who have long-term transport passes, will want to investigate the city’s new Opencard ( ) program. This is a “smart card” which allows holders to pay for parking in Prague 1, use the resources at the municipal libraries, and most important, as… Read more »

A revived cup of coffee

The Prague Post Starbucks transforms historic kavárna into modern café Old buildings abound in Prague, and that’s part of the city’s charm. From Gothic and Baroque to Art Nouveau and Cubist, the melody of architectures blends in beautiful harmony. For developers, though, it can sometimes be a sour tune. To find a suitable building available… Read more »

Tips on how to secure a trade license Top tips on securing a Czech Trade Licence One option for people wanting to work in the Czech Republic is to get a trade license or Živnostenský list. The definition of “trading” here means you are carrying on an activity (work,) doing it independently, in your own name with the purpose of making a… Read more »

A bonanza for shoppers and recyclers

The Prague Post Community yard sale in Prague 3 will benefit school, charities Attention bargain-hunters, shopaholics, secondhand scavengers and anyone else who misses good old-fashioned yard sales: Head to Prague 3 this weekend for a closet-clearing extravaganza. Or do some housecleaning of your own and get ready to wheel and deal. The occasion is the… Read more »

Czech Republic Residence Permits Liking it here, are ya? Think you may want to stay for a bit longer than your tourist visa allows, and want to do it legally? Congratulations – you are now in for a fun process called Getting Your Long Term Visa! Please note, this article is about getting your first visa. Much of… Read more »