Monthly Archives: September 2011

Banana boxes, bubbles and being a tourist in Prague

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I’m currently surrounded by stacks of these.

This isn’t my attempt to create a modern art installation nor does it have anything to do with my love of the fruit: Project Move Home is picking up pace and scarily, I’ll be sleeping in my new home by the weekend.

You’ll forgive me then if this post is rather brief.

While Czechman is busy painting and decorating in the new flat, my task is to pack up the old one. Hence the banana boxes which are both super strong and very popular amongst those moving house in Prague judging from all the hassle I’ve had getting my hands on them.  Many of my daily trips to the local supermarkets to beg for these humble bits of  cardboard have often resulted in me going home empty handed or shouting at an unhelpful employee. That last thing only happened once – and yes, I know it’s not strictly their job to provide me with the necessary equipment to clear out all my belongings from my current abode but whatever happened to manners? The shouting – or self-assertion as I prefer to call it – was in Czech so at least I got a little language practice out of the situation but alas, no cardboard. You can’t win them all.

Anyway, in case you’ve missed Ms Girl In Czechland’s output, here’s a guest post I did recently for Easyjet. It’s all about how to get the most out of a visit to Prague: do the touristy stuff but try it from a different angle. Your suggestions for making the most of beaten track Prague are very welcome.

And the photo at the bottom of the post? That’s a solar-powered bubble machine. Not content with inventing the sugar cube and Semtex, Czech innovation has now introduced this technological marvel to the world. If you’d like to see it in action, head for Karlovo Namesti where, sunny weather conditions permitting, it pours out  effervescent spheres every half hour.


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