The Reality of Real Estate: Apartment Search Relief in Prague

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First things first, apartments are called flats and any length of stay (from a night at a hotel to a multi-month lease) is often called accommodation, quite formally and all encompassing.  Another fun fact is the spelling of many websites and services supporting the Czech real estate industry including the terms reality and realitky. Reality in English is a noun …

Pintxos & Pours: A Taste & Travel Guide To Basque Country

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Soon you’ll be saying, “More pintxos please!” What are pintxos by the way? Pronounced “pinchos” this Spanish appetizer is specific to the Basque region of northern Spain. The name is derived from a Spanish word that means spike, where the appetizer is usually held together by a toothpick or skewer. Pintxos come in all forms from raw fish to marinated …

Swift Spring: Armed With Whips, Shots & Sips

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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. To help ease the transition from winter to spring and promote good health, one particular Czech tradition involving a swift whip is quite silly yet subordinate to none. The intent is harmless and the effect is allegedly healthful. The Czech tradition of the pomlázka is a pagan practice that involves the …