Czech Republic, Europe, Prague

Weird And Wonderful Prague (Part 2) … In Photos.

October 25, 2011
Weird And Wonderful Prague

Welcome back to my weird and wonderfulseries where I feature photos showing a side of a destination that might not ever appear on a postcard or be included in a guide book. So far I’ve featured Milan and Prague.

Today, I’m back with part two of weird and wonderful Prague. You may wonder how I can top that cow statue with women’s asses or a restaurant full of dinosaur paintings? It’s very possible actually. Read on.

Drug Supply Shops.

You never know when you may need a skull or alien themed bong or just a regular old pipe. You’ll find this shop just off of Old Town Square.

While I couldn’t find the exact address of this particular shop online, you’ll be happy to know there’s another one not too far away called Grow Man’s Plains where you purchase not only bongs and pipes but other supplies to help grow your marijuana crop. You can even buy products from their online store!

Weird And Wonderful Prague Address: Borivojova 89 130 00 Prague 3 Zizkov.

Fish Pedicures.

Head to one of the city’s many Thai spas to receive a Middle Eastern pedicure treatment where tons of tiny little Garra fish nibble the dead skin off of your feet. Especially fun is opting to sit in the front window where tourists and locals stare at you and snap pictures.

If you want to learn more about the treatment, head over to the Inspiring Travellers blog to read about John and Andrea’s experience of having it done in Budapest.

This particular photo is of the store window at Thai Paradise located along Wenceslas Square. While I never opted to endure this treatment, I did stop for a really nice invigorating 30 minute Thai massage here when visiting last July.

Treat yourself, as prices are cheap enough to entice even low budget travelers.

Weird And Wonderful Prague Address: Thai Paradise, Václavské náměstí 18 110 00 Prague 1.

Themed Containers.

Spend a whopping 24 euros on one of these weird bobble head like containers sporting corporate logos and emblems of  soccer and hockey team. Toronto inhabitants will be thrilled to see a Toronto Maple Leafs container in the photo (second shelf, far right). And no, I didn’t buy one!

You’ll be able to find these in any touristy souvenir shop throughout Prague.

Weird And Wonderful Prague

Ironic Movie Posters.

This past July, a hipster pleasing exhibition was being held at the New Town Hall Tower featuring all sorts of ironic movie posters by Michael Výstava.

Exhibit or not, visit the tower as a climb to the top offers up some really beautiful panoramic views of the city.

Weird And Wonderful Prague

Weird and Wonderful Prague Address: Karlovo namesti 23, Prague 2.

T-Shirts For Bad Girls and Beer Drinking Champions.

Apparently Prague is the place where bad girls go! I never would have known unless this t-shirt had told me. As with the odd themed containers, you can find these t-shirts at any touristy souvenir shop.

Weird And Wonderful Prague A Darth Vader Statue.

As much as Star War nerds would be excited to think that this statue is of Darth Vader, it’s really a Jewish golem.

The history of the golem is quite interesting. It’s been said that a 16th century rabbi created the golem to fend off antisemitic attacks and over time it became so violent that it began killing gentiles. Some even say the golem fell in love and became a monster upon being rejected. Eventually the golem was destroyed and hidden in the attic of the Old New Synagogue remaining until it’s needed again.

If the US’s Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry get elected as the next President, I’d say we’d need to wake it up!

Weird And Wonderful Prague Address: Near the entrance to the city’s Jewish quarter, not far from the Old New Synagogue. Červená 250/2, 110 00 Prague-Josefov.

Fire and Ice Sculpture.

After completing a night tour of Prague last December, our group stopped at a cellar pub for a beer or two. This lovely fire and ice sculpture was set-up outside and I couldn’t help but take a picture!

Weird And Wonderful Prague
Prague is truly a weird and wonderful city. These two posts have convinced me to return for a third time and I hope to do so sometime soon!

The next time I’m in Prague, I’m going a mission to hunt down all the David Černý artwork featured throughout the city. You think these photos are weird, wait until you see some of his work which includes a tower baby and peeing statues.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Andrea October 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Certainly looks like an interesting city – can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for mentioning us – you should try the fish pedicure!! =)

    • Reply Cheryl Howard October 26, 2011 at 8:06 PM

      @Andrea – seems I can try it in Berlin. May do so sometime! 🙂

  • Reply Christy @ Technosyncratic October 26, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    “If the US’s Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry get elected as the next President, I’d say we’d need to wake it up!”

    LOL! I second that.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard October 26, 2011 at 11:24 PM

      Ha ha! I’d like to add Herman Cain to that list as well. Or every other GOP contender for that matter. 🙂

  • Reply Laurel October 27, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    More great insights into Prague. I’m dying to get a fish pedicure.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard October 27, 2011 at 3:22 PM

      @Laurel – Ha ha, I’m not too sure about the fish pedicure just yet. Thinking about it!

  • Reply Stephanie - The Travel Chica October 27, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    I’ve been seeing the fish pedicure stuff from other countries too. So strange!

    • Reply Cheryl Howard October 28, 2011 at 4:28 PM

      @Stephanie – very popular in Central/East Europe. You should come here and try it for yourself. 😉

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