Monthly Archives: November 2008

Christmas gifts from around the world

The Prague Post Diplomatic bazaar again offers exotic fare for a good cause Cash may not be flowing as freely this holiday shopping season, which is another good reason to do your Christmas shopping at the annual International Christmas Bazaar hosted by the Diplomatic Spouses’ Association (DSA). Now in its eighth year at the Hilton… Read more »

Svařák (Mulled Wine) Season

Expats.cz With Jack Frost nearly nipping at our noses; it is time to hunker down for the long cold winter. We are thinking warm thoughts and warm drinks; and to cope with the darkness, alcohol. In this particular instance, svařák, or svařené víno. Mulled, or hot wine, will miraculously begin appearing in restaurants and, as… Read more »

Pick up a winter warmer

The Prague Post Furry friends ready for adoption this weekend “If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer,” quipped Alfred North Whitehead. If you are in need of a lap-warmer for the cold… Read more »

Small town spirit

The Prague Post Get into the holiday mood all over the country December in Prague is lovely. The squares are decorated, and many host Christmas markets, as well. Decorations hang throughout the streets, and, with any luck, snow may fall to cover everything in a clean white glow. If you are looking to explore other… Read more »

Prague: A classical city takes a contemporary turn

The Christian Science Monitor New galleries and rejuvenated ones put Czech contemporary art on the map. Most people who’ve been to Prague have the same impression of the city’s historical architecture and cobblestone streets: classic, romantic, timeless. You don’t often hear the city described as: contemporary, cutting edge, and progressive. Yet in the past couple… Read more »

Architecturally appealing

The Prague Post Three Czech buildings nominated for prestigious European prize Noted for their environmental friendliness and their ability to merge the old with the new and blend into their surroundings, three Czech buildings have been nominated for the prestigious European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – the Mies van der Rohe Award. The Czech… Read more »

Fit for a king

The Prague Post Hotel Royal Palace puts a majestic spin on comfort If you can see a castle when you walk out your front door, you must be in a regal neighborhood. With this in mind, developers took Prague Castle into consideration when designing the new Hotel Royal Palace from top to bottom. “Our idea… Read more »