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Expert recommendations and insider tips for first-time visitors and locals alike from ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman, who has lived in Prague since 1994. Click on the links below for detailed reviews – from Feldman’s own unique perspective – of all the best that Prague has to offer...

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Christmas Time Arrives in Prague c. 1964

Published on December 24th, 2015 in Basics

I came across this wonderful video just in time for the holidays.

Lovely to see the way things were – my Christmas gift of choice being the sausages in cellophane, of course! Nothing more Czechoslovak than that.

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Parents and Dogs Ride Free

Published on October 29th, 2015 in Basics

As both a proud parent of a toddler and a pet owner – and regular user of Prague's public transport system – I was thrilled to hear about some big changes that will affect fares for both groups. Earlier this summer, it was announced that parents of children under 3 years of age can now travel for free on trams, buses, and the metro...

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What Exactly is Cucumber Season?

Published on June 11th, 2015 in Basics

In the Czech Republic, the summer months bring weekend trips to cottages and garden colonies, lazy afternoons in the beer gardens, and, a rather interesting, if mildly annoying for those of us who work in an office, phenomenon known as “cucumber season” (okurková sezóna).

Cucumber season is not unique to the Czech Republic. In English-speaking countries it is known as the “silly season” (UK) or the “slow season” (US)...

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Happy Holidays!

Published on December 25th, 2014 in Basics

Happy Holidays from the Prague: ARTĚL Style Blog team!

Please click for a special Holiday video greeting from ARTĚL.

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