Most see the removal of low-grade busking as a positive move by Prague's city council. Alcotourism in Prague

Alcotourism: How to Save Cultural Integrity of Prague

Alcotourism has taken Prague hostage in recent years, but big changes could be on the horizon. How can a city steeped in beer-related history find its way out of the trap of cheap tourism antics? Continue reading to learn about the benefits of cultural tourism.

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Short-Term Rentals Are in Crisis, But Should They Recover?

If you have noticed an increase in luxury flats available for short-term rent on Facebook, you aren’t alone. AirBnb hosts are scrambling to fill empty flats as tourism abruptly ended in March and the borders will remain closed until at least June. Could COVID-19 finally put much needed restraints on the short-term rental economy?

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5 Czech Christmas Traditions That Will Amaze You

Celebrating Christmas in the Czech Republic? You might be curious to learn about some of the unusual Czech Christmas traditions and superstitions! Czechs still do some stuff around the Christmas time to entertain, bring mystery to the Holy Night, and keep the traditions alive. Let’s take a look at five Czech Christmas traditions that might seem a little bit bizarre to a foreigner.

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Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving in Prague

Thanksgiving in Prague: Being Thankful While Abroad

Thanksgiving is just around the corner (at least, if you are American… Canadian Thanksgivng was a bit earlier, on 14 October of this year) and as it kicks off the holiday season, Thanksgiving can also be a reminder for American and Canadian expats that they are far from home.

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What’s in a Name? Discover Czech Republic’s Naming Traditions

Czech Republic’s naming process is steeped in tradition and cultural influence. Names carry a long, historical significance and are chosen with great care by parents. The use of academic titles in everyday life and the celebration of name days can come as a surprise to new expats, and the exclusion of middle names and patronymics can be a bureaucratic nightmare. Some names may be familiar, but others, such as Jíři, are unique to the region.

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