It is one of the world’s great statues and on a similar theme to the better known Manneken Pis in Brussels – the Prague statue ‘Piss’.
You’ll no doubt go to the Astronomical Clock when you’re there and it is worth it, although hellishly busy.
But you should have a ‘Piss’ stop at the statue outside the Kafka Museum near the river.
David Cerny erected (sorry, I should probably say built here) ‘Piss’ as a satirical statement against politicians in 2004.
The fountain’s basin is made of bronze and shaped like the Czech Republic.
The two mechanical men stand in the fountain, opposite one another, 6 ft 11 in tall with bronze penises, urinating.
Every country should have its own Piss statue and demand that politicians visit.
And why am I telling you this? Because Click&Go has three nights in Prague in November from €189pp http://www.clickandgo.com.
And also because I can reprise my Prague article… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/06/24/czech-it-out-2/
Corfu love island
I was spoken for, but that didn’t stop the keyboard singer at the bar who was glancing our way on our honeymoon in Corfu.
The besotted newly titled Mrs M drew my attention to the singer’s attentions.
With the ouzo filling my bladder I then had cause to pass the crooner by on the way to the rest room .
Where I noticed they were still smiling at me on my way back.
At which point I needed to inform my new wife: ‘Sorry, he’s not looking at you, it’s me he likes!’
Again, I’m only telling you this as a lead-in to an offer. TUI http://www.tui.com has seven nights S/C at the 2* Ekati 2, Kavos from €399pps, departing Dublin on September 13.
Which corresponds with our 25th wedding anniversary.
I love Malta
You’d think that there was an imaginary hand of fate at play… or that the Scary One has been phoning around my Travel buddies.
Malta was where on a hot, hot day, I bent down in exhaustion and she screamed YES.
We were particularly taken by Malta’s smaller sister island of Gozo.
Now I’m going to fly a kite here and suggest that the Scary One would like to return. And fly a kite…
The second edition of the Gozo International Kite and Wind Festival will take place there form October 18-20.
Concorde Travel http://www.concordetravel.ie has seven nights B&B at the 4* Seashells Resort, Qawra for €599, depart Dublin on October 14.
Or you can depart Cork on October 17 and stay at the 4* all-inclusive Seabank Resort & Spa, Mellieha for €769.
And they’re off
It was from my Dear Old Dad that I inherited the love of sport. That said neither of us got motor racing.
Apart from commonly repeated allusion I never heard him show any interest in the sport, and I use that term loosely.
The one reference point he had was in his common jibe at my Mum’s driving: ‘Stirling Moss,’ he would shriek and laugh uproariously.
He always enjoyed his own jokes, though my sainted Mum never did see the funny side.
As Formula 1 returns after its midseason break and Lewis Hamilton has a procession to his 72nd title it’s as well to flag up a motor racing holiday thrill.
Cassidy Travel http://www.cassidytravel.ie/ (01) 6265100 has a three-night break to PortAventura World Salou. And of course Ferrari Land.
From €245pps based on a family of four you will be staying on site in the 4* PortAentura World Salou on a B&B basis.
With entry to the theme park for the duration plus one day in Ferrari Land.
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona, part October 20.
I’ll drink Canarian dry
God being good, I’ll be off to trek the Canaries tomorrow. But I’ll leave you in safe hands with Mrs M.
The CaminoWays.com team is launching the latest arrival to its family of active holidays and I’m road testing it and Tenerife’s bars.
CanariaWays.com is focusing on the spectacular walking tours in the Canary Islands.
And to kick it al off they’ve got 10% off all bookings until the end of September using the CODE: CANARIAWAYS19.
And all bookings will go into a draw and two travellers will have a chance to get their holiday for free.
So let me tell you about their ten-day Walking Trip: Grand Walking Tour of Tenerife.
You’ll see the whole island, from Mount Teide National Park to Garachico and Anaga Rural Park.
The price is €1017pps, including nine nights’ accommodation with breakfast, luggage transfers and transfers to trail heads when needed.
As well as holiday pack with practical information. More details: Tenerife Grand Tour.