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Prague hosts one of the most attractive sporting activities starting tomorrow (21.5-25.5)!  Historically, it’s the first time top women’s beach volleyball teams make an appearance in Prague.  The tournament starts tomorrow with a qualification round, where 26 (3 Czech teams) teams battle it out, for 8 spots to the main draw. [Qualification results]

Within the main draw, you will see pool play followed by single elimination knock out.  Implemented in 2013, the format of all the FIVB Beach Volleyball international tournaments have been unified – whether FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam or FIVB Beach Volleyball Open.

 

Photo: Courtesy of FIVB Slukova against Ludwig

Photo: Courtesy of FIVB
Slukova against Ludwig

Out of the 24 teams already within the main draw, top seeded German team Laura Ludwig/Kira Walkenhorst are coming straight from a big gold medal win at the FIVB Grand Slam held in Shanghai, China a couple of weeks ago.  The Silver medalists, a Chinese Team Fan Wang/Yan Yue are also making an appearance (Seeded 7th in the main draw).  You can see Czech Olympians Kristyna Kolocova/Marketa Slukova in action, placing 5th at the 2012 Summer Olympics (Seeded 6th in the main draw).  Additional two Czech teams are also in the main draw [Main Draw Teams - full list]

The main draw pool play starts on Thursday, single elimination on Friday and you can see great quarter-final and semi-final matches on Saturday, with the big finale on Sunday. [Full schedule]

Main Event Page
Main Draw Results [updated once main draw starts]

Kolocova / Slukova @ Olympics 2012

Kolocova / Slukova @ Olympics 2012

 

Czech Teams’ Fan Pages:
Kolocova/Slukova official website / FB site
Hermannova/Bonnerova official website / FB site
Galova/Tresnakova official website / FB site
Zolnercikova/Jakubsova  FB site

 

 

Don’t miss this awesome event!  Free entrance!

rawfoodIf you are a raw food lover, plan on attending the 1st annual Raw Food Festival.  Get inspired with recipes, food preparation, wide sortiment of raw products and much more.  Don’t know what raw food is?  Don’t worry you can learn about it on the spot, and enjoy other entertainment awaiting you on 24.5 in Běchovice. Where: Podnikatelská 566, Praha 9 – Běchovice Entrance:  pre-purchased tickets are 180 Kč  / 230 Kč on the spot; Kids under 12 enter for free Official Website FB Page

Prague Coffee Festival

August 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Karolinad in Entertainment | Karolina - (1 Comments)

coffefestivalPrague Coffee Festival is the place for coffee lovers.  Mark your calendars for the first week in October in cafés across the czech Republic with a highlight event on October 5th at Novomestska radnice in Prague!

What to expect:

  • A week-long special program in various cafes across the Czech Republic.
  • Two presentation spaces for café houses.
  • Great bar with alternative coffee preparations shows (coffee from roasters both local and worldwide).
  • Cupping (coffee from roasters both local and worldwide).
  • Number of interesting lectures.
  • On-site demonstrations of coffee roasting.
  • Traditional ways of coffee making presented by international partners.
  • Exhibition of photos from coffee farms cross the world (Africa, Central America).
  • Art workshops.
  • Theatre performances and rich supporting program.

You can look forward to October full of great coffee!

For Facebook feeds like the Festival’s FB Page or visit the official website.

hlavni_enOn September 14th,  selected museums in Prague will open its doors in the evening from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. for visitors to enjoy their favorite institutions by night.  Admission and transport to the selected network of museums are FREE.  Don’t miss this special 10th anniversary.  For more details visit the event website

catCzechs have a reputation for being creative and crafty.  This is evident in the traditional wooden crafts, glass, crochet / knit and ceramic goods.   I, myself, love to create and if time and money permitted, I would have a painter’s studio, a dark room, a pottery wheel and oven, etc…you get my drift.  Anything authentic, hand-made, and original catches my eye.  Unfortunately, I am not a millionaire, and can keep on dreaming about having all of the “luxuries” mentioned above.

A great way to get my creative juices flowing and making it a kid friendly activity (kids come first right?) is to visit Vypálené koťátko (Fired Kitty, as in when you fire pottery – terrible literal translation, I know).  Other than great desserts and good coffee, this non-smoking café has a dedicated work-room with an assortment of unpainted ceramic products, ranging from ceramic cups, plates to vases and figurines.

After selecting your “canvas”, you have a wide variety of color glazes and brushes to paint with. If you have never done it before, the staff is happy to explain the best color combinations and what tends to happen with different glazes once the ceramics have been fired.  Generally, the colors seem a bit dull and subdued while wet, but once the ceramics have been fired, they are quite rich and cheerful.

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Kids can make lovely presents for family and they have quite a bit of fun doing it.   If you want to seriously create, I advise not taking your kids with you. It probably depends on the child, but my son got bored after painting half his cup and most of his body.  Vypálené koťátko is pretty active on FB and posts some of the master pieces on their facebook page so check it out (some are quite good!). I can only recommend this great little creative café!  Vypálené koťátko also hosts various themed events – concerts, exhibitions, readings etc.

Mařákova 5, Praha 6
e-mail:info@vypalenekotatko.cz
Tel: 737 726 104, 222 947 888

Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard & Amex

Get your creative juices flowing!

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