Our guide this week: Slavko Ševčík, 55, has lived in Prague for 36 years. Slavko has vision problems which make it difficult for him to find work so he began selling Czech street paper Novy Prostor [meaning New Space] seven years ago. “The magazine’s sales help me exist, but also mentally,” he says. “I realise that even a person with such a disability can have a decent job.”
Why I like living in Prague
I not only love its beauty and culture, but also the comfort it offers. It is important for me that Prague is accommodating for people like myself who are disabled and therefore require everything to be as simple as possible. Prague offers comfort and convenience. Everyone will also love the cultural diversity here. One can go to exhibitions, events and performances. You never get tired of anything, every day you will be surprised by something new.
Not in the guidebooks
Prague hides many secret places that you will not learn from the guidebooks. For example, under the Petřín, a hill in the centre of the city, where I once ended up by mistake, I found secret places. There is a beautiful garden behind one of the walls. You will also find a hidden garden if you search around in the Third Courtyard of Prague Castle.