Back to those Prague cafés and restaurants

Prague café - Obecni dum / Kimberly Sullivan

I was recently back in Prague for a couple of days, and took the opportunity to return to a few of my favorite cafés – and discovered some new restaurants serving Czech favorites. Obecni dum café in Starometska (Old Town) was one of my old hangouts, back when it was all dark, with red velvet…

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Prague’s Clam-Gallas Palace

Clam-Gallas Palace. Prague / Kimberly Sullivan

When I was last in Prague last spring, I was surprised to see that Prague’s Clam-Gallas Palace was open to the public for visits. Sadly, in the days I was there, it was undergoing some renovations and  was not open to visitors. So when I returned this year, I made a point of going to…

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A shout-out to Czech literature

Prague bookstore / Kimberly Sullivan

Whenever I live in a country, I enjoy learning more about its culture by doing a deep dive into its literature. This was also the case when I lived in Prague, Czech Republic many years ago. The Czechs have a lot of great literature, and I was happy to explore all of it: Vaclav Havel,…

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Soaking in the atmosphere in Prague’s cafés

Obecni dum, Prague, Czech Republic/ Kimberly Sullivan

Prague, like so many of Central European cities, has a vibrant café culture. If you’re visiting the Czech capital, you definitely need to set aside some time to visit the storied art deco cafés. A café in which I used to spend a lot of time is Prague’s spectacular Obecní dům. Back then, it was…

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Views from Prague’s Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic / Kimberly Sullivan

No visit to Prague is complete without crossing the famous Charles Bridge (Karlův most) – as one can see from the (seemingly) Times Square-level of tourists passing by it each day. Nevertheless, it’s a must on any trip, and truly is picturesque in all weather conditions. I still have memories of living here years ago…

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Prague’s Wallenstein Garden

Prague’s beautiful Wallenstein Garden (Valdštejnská zahrada) has always been one of my favorite hideouts in Rome. This beautiful Baroque garden, tucked neatly behind a high wall, was created alongside construction of the Wallenstein Palace, built from 1623-1629. The pavilion, with its impressive views behind it up to the striking Prague Castle, is often the site…

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Admiring Hluboká nad Vltavou, Czech Republic

The Hluboká nad Vltavou is a very pretty castle in southern Bohemia. The town itself is situated on the Vltava River, very close to the Czech city of České Budějovice. This castle was built from the medieval Froburg castle, perched above the Vltava river. It once belonged to the Přemyslid king Ottokar II of Bohemia. Later it passed…

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