Where to watch the 2015 New Year Fireworks in Prague

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According to Prague.eu, the official Prague tourism site, these are the best places to watch tonight’s (January 1st, 2015’s) New Year Fireworks (Novoroční ohňostroj):

  • bridges (Most Legií, Čechův most, Mánesův most, Charles Bridge)
  • embankments (Smetanovo nábřeží, Dvořákovo nábřeží)
  • Petřín hill
  • Letenské sady park (Letná)
  • the slope in Riegrovy sady park
  • Vítkov

The fireworks themselves will be launched from Letenské sady (Letná) from 6pm.

The show is expected to last 10 minutes and 15 seconds.

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Svijany Fitness Beer

Svijany Fitness Beer

Tastes like watered-down victory

Looking to lose weight after Christmas? Maybe it’s time to switch to Svijany Fitness, a low-sugar, low-alcohol Czech beer apparently aimed at athletes.

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Arkády Pankrác mistranslates “company” as “captivity”; mild hilarity ensues

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Hats off to the Arkády Pankrác mall for this daring assault on the tyranny of consumerism, proudly displayed on their English-language homepage.

Or maybe it’s just a bad translation of “Ve společnosti módy” (“In the company of fashion”).

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PraguePig.com’s five favourite campaign ads from the 2014 Czech elections

"For many of us it will be the first time. Don't be shy about giving us a chance."

“For many of us it will be the first time. Don’t be shy about giving us a chance.”

As the dust settles on the Czech Republic’s 2014 Senate and local council elections, PraguePig.com looks back at some of the campaign’s strangest ads.

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10 Czech surnames that sound a bit rude in English

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Because it had to be done, here’s PraguePig.com’s 10 favourite Czech family names that look or sound a bit rude in English.

Please mail my Pulitzer to the usual address.

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Unusual sign at Prague 8-Libeň tyre centre

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Introducing Pneu Praha’s unexpectedly anatomically correct mascot… PraguePig.com’s advice? Don’t ask for a pump.

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Striptýzky: Sexy Sausages

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Like sausages? Like sexy laydeez? Then you’ll love striptýzky!

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Big List: Euro’s top 100 Czech restaurants 2014 (Top restaurace 2014)

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Introducing an exciting new feature in which PraguePig.com robs off with another publication’s “best of” list — beginning with Top restaurace 2014, Euro magazine’s ranking of the 100 best restaurants in the Czech Republic.

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Unfortunate beaver mural outside Prague 11-Chodov polyclinic

Beaver mural outside Prague 11-Chodov polyclinic

PraguePig.com is confused. Does the beaver represent the gynaecology clinic, the dental department (zubní oddělení), or both?

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These outdoor swimming pools are open in Prague this weekend

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Phew, what a scorcher!

According to their official websites, the following outdoor swimming pools are open in Prague this weekend (June 7th-8th, 2014):

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