Monday, 16 September 2019

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The pros and cons of living in Dejvice

Expats.cz |
3 September 2019

Dejvice in the Prague 6 borough is one of the most liveable addresses in the Czech capital: castle views, excellent property, an abundance of green space and dining options. However, such stylish living never came cheap.

Top 10 towers in the Czech Republic

Expats.cz |
2 September 2019

Prague is known as the City of a Hundred Spires, but it doesn't have a monopoly of towers that offer good views. Many cities have a tower on the town square. Castles and mountain tops also often sport a good lookout post.

Prague 2: Three-quarters of district residents hate shared electric scooters

Expats.cz |
2 September 2019

Electric scooters from US-based firm Lime first appeared on Prague streets in September 2018, and since then have sharply divided public opinion. The Prague 2 Town Hall in particular has been a vocal critic, and has banned them across the entire district, but the ban has been difficult to enforce without cooperation from Lime. Now the district claims a survey of residents backs them up, showing overwhelming opposition to the scooters.

Prague is the fifth cheapest city to travel by taxi to the airport

Expats.cz |
2 September 2019

According to Dutch company Taxi2Airport.com, which compared prices in 14 cities across Europe based on price per mile, base fares, and distance, Prague is the fifth cheapest city in Europe for fares to and from the center and the airport and vice versa.

Prague's public transport rated 6th fastest in the world in new study

Expats.cz |
30 August 2019

Prague's public transport system is often cited as one of the best in the world, but just how efficient is it? Well, according to new research from the Polytechnic College of Turin published in Royal Society Open Science, public transportation in Prague is among the 10 fastest systems in the world.

Czech Republic loses its measles-free status, sees twice as many cases

Expats.cz |
30 August 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed the Czech Republic from the list of European countries where measles had been eradicated, along with Britain, Greece and Albania. The organization made the announcement in a report on measles and rubella in Europe. Health experts blame declining vaccinations as a cause. The removals were based on 2018 figures, and new data for 2019 shows the situation in Europe in not improving.

Prague picks Troja footbridge contractor, construction could begin in two weeks

Expats.cz |
30 August 2019

Praguers will be able to get from Stromovka to the Prague Zoo next year via a footbridge. The Prague City Council chose a contractor for the new Troja footbridge to replace the one that collapsed in December 2017, injuring four people.

Jan Palach memorial in his former family home is set to open next month

Expats.cz |
30 August 2019

In 2015, the National Museum purchased a dilapidated building in Všetaty and commenced work on its transformation into a dignified memorial for Czech dissident Jan Palach. Part of the memorial is also an exhibit that examines Palach's 1969 self-immolation in the context of the history of the 20th century. The grand opening is planned for the end of September.

Hand-picked by locals: Prague's most authentic Italian cuisine

Expats.cz |
29 August 2019

As an Italian journalist covering food, wine, travel, and culture – and a part-time Praguer – Giambattista Marchetto brings a unique perspective to the topic of Italian cuisine in the Czech capital.

Bora the polar bear has passed away at Prague Zoo after declining health

Expats.cz |
29 August 2019

Prague Zoo's iconic female polar bear Bora has passed away at almost 33 years of age. The bear had to be euthanized after have been in failing health for several months. In nature, 26 years is considered the upper limit for female polar bears, so she exceeded expectations.

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