Six Days in Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
In anticipation of our trip to Europe, we’d heard a lot about the charms of Prague. The gothic architecture, the cheap food, cheap beer, friendly people, and many more pleasures to explore. So we booked a place on Airbnb for six nights and got pumped about it. It was a great place to visit.
Here are some things we learned:
- Change your money before you go. Find a currency exchange in your own country or get enough Czech Koruna (Crowns) to get from the airport into the city to visit an ATM. The airport exchange rate is a rip off and the majority of the exchange vestibules in the township are rip offs too.
- GET A TRAM TICKET. In Paris it’s very difficult to jump through the turnstiles without paying undetected (especially due to the video cameras), but at least you don’t get inspected. In Prague you do. The fine was 800 crowns per person, which works out at about $80NZ. Not too bad if you blackride the whole trip. We got snapped on our second to last day and because we didn’t have enough money, no identification on us and no MasterCard, we left them little choice but to arrest us. Luckily, after almost twenty minutes of broken English and furious hand signals, they took what money we had and shooed us down the street.
- Prague in the sun is immeasurably better than Prague with grey skies. The buildings are painted different pastels colours which pop with glorious vibrancy in the sun but look like old porridge under clouds.
- Prague people don’t like loud noises or people talking to them in public. ‘Dobreden,’ we’d say, smiling. 😐 face back 90% of the time.
- Prague rocks if you like beer. Brilliant Czech pilsener is cheaper than fizzy drink and coffee, and marginally more expensive than water viagra preisvergleich. Wine is also cheap as chips.
- Big breakfasts are difficult to find. Czech people don’t seem to want to eat anything of substance in the mornings. An oily black coffee and piece of bread does the trick for the general public. We found some really funky cafes that served a cracker breakfast and we paid significantly more for it.
- The price of things tend to be associated with the amount of English the staff speak. The higher the vocab, the higher the price tag.
Check out some pics
Here’s a kinda long and boring video of us walking about Prague.
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