12 photos that *don’t* prove Prague is the most beautiful city in the world

Photo of Cerny Most

Prague 20-Cerny Most. All photos by Thelma Buswicke except 12 (Mrs. PraguePig.com).

Living in Sidliste Bohnice and working in Chodov, PraguePig.com gets a bit tired of articles like the Huffington Post’s 10 Dazzling Photos That Are Proof Prague Is Europe’s Prettiest City.

Sure, parts of Prague are beautiful but heavily Photoshopped spire-porn doesn’t tell the whole story. Away from the centre, things get a little greyer and a little grimier.

Here’s PraguePig.com’s tribute to the more tarnished parts of the Golden City.

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Real-Life Casino Royale in Prague 8-Kobylisy

Photo of the Casino Royale herna bar in Sidliste Dabliste, Prague 8-Kobylisy

This James Bond-themed herna bar brings a touch of glamour to Sidliste Dablice (Ladvi) in Prague 8-Kobylisy.

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Oddly Named Gym in Jicin, Hradec Region: Bastard’s

Great customer service, I hear.

Thanks to Scott Lee H. for the photo!

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Oddly Named Herna Bar in Prague 8-Karlin: M*A*S*H

Photo of Herna M*A*S*H

Because who wouldn’t want to spend the night in a mobile army surgical hospital?

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The Surprising Location of the Facebook Team That Reviews Czech-Language Hate Speech

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Irish eyes: Dublin is home to Facebook’s Czech “Community Operations” team (Credit: Jmckinley)

Every now and then, PraguePig.com comes across a Czech-language comment on Facebook so offensive, I feel the need to report it.

And more often than not, Facebook will reject my complaint, usually along the lines of, “We’ve looked over the comment, and although it doesn’t go against any of our specific Community Standards, we understand that it may still be offensive to you and others…”

I began to wonder how Facey goes about monitoring this stuff. Does it have a team in the Czech Republic? And if so, how does it work?

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Shocking Infographic (Satire)

These 10 companies control everything you buy... ...and Andrej Babis owns them all

Just how far does Babis’s influence spread? 😉

(With apologies to Oxfam.)

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PraguePig.com Christmas Card 2016

Photo of the Old Town Square Christmas market with the slogan "Czechia has marvellous christmas"

Photo: Karlelj (Wikimedia Commons)

Peace on Earth and goodwill to all! (Really!)

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20 Years in Prague, 20 Questions

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Why is there a photo of potatoes here? I’m afraid you’re just going to have to read the article.

PraguePig.com’s Supreme Commander Sam Beckwith recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his arrival in the the Czech capital. (A quiet night in with an aspic babovka and a bottle of Branik.)

He’s learnt a lot in that time but there are still a few things he doesn’t understand about living in Prague.

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Star Trek: The Herna Bar

Photo of a herna bar called Star Trek in Kladno, Central Bohemia

PraguePig.com suspects that this gambling bar in Kladno, Central Bohemia isn’t officially licensed by CBS Studios Inc.

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Unintentionally Rude-Sounding Slogan for Czech Skiing App: “Touch Your Mountain”

Photo of iSki phone app billboard with slogan "touch your mountain"

But please don’t touch it in public.

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