In my younger years, I really enjoyed watching Bond movies. I think they also were among the firts ones I had the privilege to watch on video (VHS). Growing up, my fondness for Bond and action movies in general, especially the ones with unrealistic stunts, toned down. I now watch some of these movies if I just want to pass the time.
It is good to have some days left over from the annual vacation, and this time I had three days to use in December. An excellent opportunity to explore a new place.
As an expatriate, not only I can live this wonderful city, but I also have the chance to see all the touristy attractions, especially out of season. Recently I saw an advertisement for the Pilsner Urquell Experience. A wonderful opportunity to visit, especially since my brother and one of his friends happened to be around. Extra fun, since the friend is a university professor in food chemistry.
There are two experiences one can book at the center of Prague: The tour of the process, the brewery and the story is one. I made a mental note to visit next time.
The second, is the "Tapster Academy", learning to pour a perfect pilsner. This is the one we opted for, and the experience was worth every single minute. Our trainer, Alesh, was not only knowledgeable, but also fun!
Although I cannot drink much any more, I easily managed several (small) glasses of pilsner during this one hour, whithout even being tipsy. Which means, that if Pilsner is served properly, it is a great beer for even non-drinkers like me. And this is what we learned: How to wash and prepare the glasses, what is the right temperature, how to clean and maintain the tap, and of course, how to pour Pilsner for a perfect hladinka, šnyt and mlíko.
Overall, I highly recommend this experience to anyone who visits Prague from now on, and I think I'll try to put it in the agenda of the next team-building event I will have in Prague.