While thousands of independent businesses in Prague allowed themselves to be crushed by the COVID-19 restrictions, Daruma Tearoom on Dittrichova street has never closed, never enforced masks, and continued on as normal the entire time.  The owner, David Tesař, says that shutting down businesses has neither hygienic logic nor legal justification, citing his protected rights on the Czech Constitution and the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. Of the restrictions, Tesař said the government was “chrlí jako chrliči”, or “spewing them like gargoyles”, a Czech phrase that references the gothic gargoyles on cathedrals and fountains that shoot water out of their mouth.  “The only time we ever closed was for three Sundays in the spring… We realised then that accordingRead more.

If you’re new to Prague, then it’s probably best to get your bearings as soon as possible and to understand the common ground that takes place throughout the city. Especially when it comes to public transport, there is definitely an unsaid yet understood language across everyone to work together and make the entire “transit process” as smooth as possible. There are always a few people out of the loop, and boy do they get some crude looks from locals but, hey, we all have to start somewhere, right? Let’s start with the trams. When the tram pulls up to the station, do not stand directly in front of the doors unless you want to get trampled on when everyone comesRead more.