Things to Do

Old-New Synagogue

Old-New Synagogue, Prague

Europe’s Oldest Synagogue

When the Old-New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) was built in 1270 it was originally called the New Synagogue, because there were older ones to compare it to. However, by the 1500s, the older synagogues were gone and newer ones had been built, so the New Synagogue became known as Old-New Synagogue.… Continue Reading →

Mucha Museum

Alfons Mucha - Gismonda Poster

Exploring the work of the Art Nouveau master

Alphonse Mucha is the Czech Republic’s best known artist. His work can be seen today in St. Vitus’ Cathedral (stained glass windows), at the Municipal house (frescos) and was even used during the 30s on currency. One of the progenitors of Art Nouveau, Mucha’s work features serene, seductive women framed by swirling pastel foliage.… Continue Reading →

Prague Castle

View of Prague Castle from the Charles Bridge

Castle, Cathedral and More

Prague has so many sites located in its historic city center, that the entire area is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Most of the main attractions are located in the Old Town on the eastern side of the Vlatava River and are within a few minutes’ walk of the Old Town Square.… Continue Reading →

Prague Astronomy Clock

Astronomy Clock Face, Prague

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

On the south side of the Old Town Hall (the left side if you are looking at the front of the hall from Old Town Square ) is one of the most unique sights Prague has to offer, the Prague Astronomical Clock (Pražský Orloj).… Continue Reading →

Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge in the morning

Prague’s Gothic Pedestrian Bridge

Photo courtesy: Estec Hotel

When you first see the Charles Bridge (Karlův Most), with its Baroque statues and gothic towers, your first thought is probably something along the lines of “I didn’t think it would be  this big.” At thirty feet wide and 1600 feet long, it is seems even larger because of the towers at each end and the statutes looming over you as you walk across.… Continue Reading →

One Barrel Brewing Company

Beer at One Barrel Brewery
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Madison’s first nanobrewery

One Barrel Brewery is located in the heart of Madison’s east side at the intersection of Atwood & Winnebago streets. It’s a perfect fit for the neighborhood, which is the epicenter of all things local and handcrafted in Madison.

One Barrel brews each of their beers one barrel at a time.… Continue Reading →

Belgian Chocolate

Belgian Chocolate

Part Three: Chocolately Goodness

Belgian chocolate is world-renowned, and with good reason. Sweet, rich and creamy, it is made by hand from top-quality ingredients. Many of Brussels top chocolatiers can be found in the area surrounding the Grote Markt. It is probably a good idea to sample the fare at as many as you can before you decide on which store you are going to empty your bank account at.… Continue Reading →

Karben4 Brewery

NightCall, SamuRyePA, Block Party and Lady Luck Beer

Madison’s Newest Brewery Brings It

And by “it” we mean amazing beer. Take a peek…

Delicious looking amirite? Well, it tastes even better. We tried all of their available beers, and their offerings were uniformly excellent. It was hard to play favorites, but Ryan loved their SamuRyePA. It’s spicy yet maltaliciously sweet and superbly balanced.… Continue Reading →

Poptasi Pastry – Dangerously Delicious Macarons

Poptasi Macarons

Do you want to know a secret?

I LOVE macarons. Okay, that’s not much of a secret. Everybody with tastebuds and a heart loves macarons. Those little buggers are tasty! And, gluten free – which totally blew my mind, because I just automatically assume that everything gluten free is kind of…bland.… Continue Reading →

Albert Cuypmarket

Artichokes at Albert Cuypmarket

The Largest Outdoor Market in the Netherlands

In 1905, in an attempt to organize the chaos of street vendors that had flooded to the streets of the city’s newest neighborhood, the Amsterdam city government created an open air market along Albert Cuypstraat in De Pijp. At first, the market was just open on Saturday, but in 1912, the hours expanded to the current six days a week.… Continue Reading →