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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Europe In Winter - SU­SAN KUROSAWA

PRAGUE, cap­i­tal of the Czech Repub­lic, touts it­self as Europe’s geo­graphic heart. Each sum­mer tourists swarm its Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and wind­ing cob­ble­stone lanes. But qui­eter streets in win­ter make it much eas­ier to take in the his­toric sights. For a culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence com­bined with spec­tac­u­lar views of Prague Cas­tle, din­ner at Four Sea­sons Ho­tel’s Al­le­gro Restau­rant is the per­fect op­tion. Chef An­drea Ac­cordi’s Miche­lin-starred Ital­ian cui­sine will be a hol­i­day high-point. The sig­na­ture dish of roasted veal rack for two is pricey but highly rec­om­mended. More: foursea­sons.com/prague. ARM­CHAIR TRAV­ELLER The Ho­tel In­spec­tor: It’s the start of se­ries seven and Alex Polizzi (who took over from Ruth Wat­son, the fel­low bossy­boots who’s turned her eye to sort­ing out coun­try houses) is back to prompt B&B and board­ing house pro­pri­etors to get rid of dust-gather­ing fig­urines and bath­room car­pets. Mon­day, 7.30pm, Life­Style. The Thick of It: I’ve watched this bril­liant satire of Bri­tish pol­i­tics only dur­ing flights and have laughed so hard that fel­low pas­sen­gers have got rather cross; now I’ll be fall­ing off the telly couch in pri­vate. Hi­lar­i­ous, hor­ri­bly be­liev­able stuff. Thurs­day, 10pm, ABC2.

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