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“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” ~Andrew Wyeth
The above quote by Andrew Wyeth speaks loudly into what February in Prague is all about. There is an irreplaceable comfort that lies over the city during these cold, quiet days that reveals to the traveler a city waiting to be discovered. This is my favorite time to exist in Prague; to walk the winding cobblestone streets throughout the Old Town and Mala Strana, to stumble into an underground pub and drink beer for hours like the locals (because let’s be honest it is too cold to do anything else!), to walk through the barren parks, the trees barren with no leave allow you to see the whole city. For the most part, Prague is all yours because you do not have to fight the masses to enjoy it. So if you are here, welcome, and enjoy this city, as it exists in peace.
As winter draws on, so does the ice hockey season. This month, you can catch the last of the regular season games before the playoffs begins. The two Prague teams are HC Sparta and HC Slavia. You can attend Sparta at home on February 3, 15, 19, and 22nd. Slavia will play on February 5, 21, and 24th. They will play each other at the end of the month, on the 26th, a game that will be worth watching! In other sports news, if you are into American football, the XLVI Superbowl will be shown in various venues around Prague on Sunday, February 5th. Kickoff is at half past midnight. Head to The Drunken Monkey, Mosaic House, The Iron Curtain Propaganda, Jama or Goldstar.
What else around Prague?
This weather calls for hot tea and soup! If you are out in the center of town I recommend Home Kitchen on Jungmannova 8, Polevka…to je GRUND on Myslikova 29 or Bistro Soup and Salad on Ujezd 46. A personal favorite of mine is just a several minutes outside center city on tram 8 or 24, Polevkarna on Sokolovska 97 in Karlin. These soups are homemade daily and more than affordable! You can thank me later.
“Caj” in Czech is tea and if tea is calling your name, then be sure to make your way to a cajovna (or teahouse). One can never go wrong with the nation-wide Dobra Cajovna branches. Explore the spirit of the East in Central Europe whilst warming up with a wide variety of teas from all around the world and smoke a shisha (water-pipe), the perfect combination on a cold winters day. Explore Dobra Caj off the Wencelas Square (Vacklavske Namesti 14) or on Purkynova 45. If you want to stay in the area there is a great cajovna on Manesova 55 in Praha 2, called Čajovna pod Stromem Čajovým. Or head off the beaten path to Tea Room in the Tower, on Na výšinách 1 in Letna Park. It is a tea room run by a tea club in a tower from 1888! Trust me, try a cajovna and you will never want to go to Starbucks again!
What else at Czech Inn?
Our movies for this month include:
February 2nd: The Bourne Identity
February 9th: O Brother Where Art Thou?
February 16th: American Beauty
February 23rd: Celebrity
We will also be showing sports events in our kavarna throughout the month, as well as live music on select Sunday evenings!
Please remember if you have any questions about anything and everything we will be more than happy to help you in the best way we can. Our staff is readily available 24 hours at the reception and daily at the bar from morning until midnight! If you enjoyed your stay please feel free to leave a review on the hostelworld, hostelbookers or tripadvisor websites! Feedback helps us serve you better! Enjoy Prague, your travels and your New Year!