It’s that time of year again where everyone’s bundled up and not wanting to leave home unless it’s truly necessary. But what if I told you there were public ice skating rinks scattered throughout Prague? That kind of brightens the weather up a bit, don’t you think? As a generally inexpensive activity, gather up the gang and head out to a rink with some mulled wine instead of cat-sitting in front of the television! As for the ice skating rinks, here are a few that we know of so far: Ovocný trh Location: Ovocný trh, Prague 1 Price: FREE Rental: YES Opening times: 6.12.2011 – 31.1.2012 / Open Daily, 10:00 – 22:00 Tower Ice Park Location: Zizkov Tower, Mahlerovy sadyRead more.

I accepted my role as a new father reluctantly, but that didn’t last. Nature gives us plenty of time to acclimate to our largest, and most critical responsibility ever. Prague Ex-pats with kids are extremely lucky. The Czech socialized safety net provides a mostly free ride, from the delivery room, straight through to university. Studies have also shown that Bi-lingual toddlers have longer attention spans, and sharper listening and empathic skills. Dual nationality is also automatic with two passports issued at birth. Medical, dental, and cultural, this is the place to do it. I live a few minutes behind The National History museum in Prague’s’ Nusle valley. This is a super-parenting neighborhood for a variety of reasons. Eateries and retailersRead more.