Posts By: jacy meyer

The Best Cultural Restaurants in Bratislava: The Wonders of Slovak Cuisine

The Culture Trip Hearty Slovak cuisine, with its emphasis on meat and potatoes, is not represented around the world in many fine-dining establishments. Typical dishes include pork and dumplings with a thick sauce and the national dish is bryndzové halušky, gnocchi-style potato dumplings with sheep cheese and bacon. Soup, like the favoruite kapustnica, is a… Read more »

Float On, Bliss Out at New River Sauna A nice steamy sit followed by a jump in the Vltava. Sounds like a good way to spend a winter evening, right? Lázne na lodi (Spa on a Boat) is now open for your sweating pleasure. “This is our second season and we doubled in size based on good feedback from last year,” said… Read more »

Jumpstart Your Life and Career in 2014 Looking to enrich your professional communication skills? Maybe you are thinking of a career change and would like to do something with people. A life or career coach assists people in making choices about how to improve their personal and professional lives. Some people choose to hire a coach to help them define, set… Read more »

A Documentary Photographer’s Personal Best For Prague photography fans, Leica Gallery’s exhibitions of both Czech and international photographers are a continuing rotation of visual entertainment. Until January 5 you have the opportunity to see one of the medium’s icons – Elliot Erwitt. And if you love black and white, slice of life photography, this should not be missed. Erwitt,… Read more »

Petr Kosnar’s Facebook Fake Out How honest are you on your Facebook profile? Probably pretty truthful as your sister, college roommate and mom would probably call you out if you dropped anything a bit on the bogus side. But what if that FB profile you friended wasn’t actually a real person at all? How people react with a virtual… Read more »

Interview: Tomáš Čupr Who hasn’t succumbed to a great offer on an online deals site? Locally, Slevomat was the first on the market and its popularity soared; spawning copy cats and expanding regionally. Founder Tomáš Čupr actually began launching the company when he was still in Sheffield, England preparing for his return to the Czech Republic. A… Read more »

Re-Imagining the Karlín Viaduct Paris has Le Viaduc des Arts, one and a half kilometers of 64 vaults on the Avenue Daumesnil. Originally supporting the rail line Paris – Bastille – Varenne, the viaduct now supports fifty craft workers from furniture restorers to jewelry designers. Vienna meanwhile has converted the Gürtel viaduct into a thriving area for nightlife… Read more »

Surveying the Czech Start-Up Scene You’ve got a great idea that’s going to change the world. You are committed to doing what it takes to bring that idea to the people. You work hard, and your sweat and tears pay off – a venture capitalist recognizes your brilliance and gives you millions of crowns to move forward. A start-up… Read more »

Pop Goes the Castle “I’ve decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.” – Andy Warhol I didn’t see this quote at the Golden Sixties exhibition at the Alšova jihočeská galerie in Hluboká nad Vltavou. But before seeing the Andy Warhol works on display here, it… Read more »