Kutná Hora, an easy day trip from Prague, is well worth seeing, especially in warm weather. Its famous ossuary is the main attraction, but this fabulous little city has plenty more to offer. Kutná Hora was founded circa 1142; the first building was Sedlec Abbey, Bohemia’s first Cistercian monastery. The monastery turned out to be located in an unexpectedly lucrative location; on silver deposits. In the 13th century, silver mining began in the area. The deposits were rich, and the city became so as well; Kutná Hora competed with Prague in many aspects through the next few centuries. From 1300 through the late 16th century, Prague groschen (silver coins) were minted there. Now, Kutná Hora is under UNESCO protection; itRead more.

Split seams, unraveling hems, missing buttons, tight waists – who can fix them? When you have a favorite garment that has an embarrassing tear, or you’ve lost a lot of weight and it doesn’t fit the same, you’re going to need help – unless, of course, you’re an expert in sewing. Fortunately, Prague has several options for those who don’t know their way around a sewing machine. And, yes, some of them speak English. A list is given below. Medulka is located downtown, making it easy for just about anyone in Prague to access. The store repairs clothing, as well as providing alterations. Anyone wanting a tailored outfit can make use of its services. Not only that, but the store rentsRead more.

"Truth prevails, but it takes some elbow grease," reads this memorial to Jan Masaryk at Prague's Vila Osvěta

Jan Masaryk came from an illustrious family, and he certainly lived up to his heritage. His father was Tomáš Masaryk, the first president of the newly-formed Czechoslovakia (the elder Masaryk would remain in this office for seventeen years). His mother was Charlotte Garrigue, an American who, after her marriage, became involved in many humanitarian causes in her adopted country. Masaryk was born on September 14, 1886. He was educated in the United States as well as Prague. After spending some time in the States, he returned home in 1913. The following year, of course, World War I broke out. Masaryk fought for the Austro-Hungarian Army in the “war to end all wars”. After the end of the war, and withRead more.