The Hussite Wars had a lasting effect on Bohemia and the surrounding area, not least of which was the succession to the throne. King Wenceslas (Vaclav) IV died in 1419, leaving the throne open. As Wenceslas had no children, his brother Sigismund, King of Hungary, King of Croatia, and King of the Romans, claimed the throne. The Bohemians, however, were still outraged that Jan Hus, the leader of the Hussites, had been guaranteed safe passage to the Council of Constance by Sigismund, only to be tried as a heretic and burned at the stake in 1415. (In all fairness to Sigismund, he was not in Constance when Hus was executed, and he protested when the reformer was imprisoned.) Given thatRead more.

This spot seems to be popular for language teachers and expats. Come here in the afternoon and you’ll easily overhear a few English (or Czech) lessons going on at once. Conveniently located between Jiriho z Podebrad and Namesti Miru metro stops (the green line A), it’s no wonder it’s a hit amongst expats in the area. This coffee shop comes a small bookshop and mini everything-goes kind of gift store at the entrance. You can find postcards, Czech literature, mugs, pottery, crafts, packs of gum, cigarettes, pretty random things in case you’ve been needing them. This cafe can be easily missed and mistaken for the tea shop located right next door. I’ve done it quite a few times. The entranceRead more.