Friday, 22 March 2013
OUT AND ABOUT : PRAGUE
The Czech are a cool,laid back bunch, fond of walking their dogs down to the local pubs. I fell in love with Prague (again) because it spoiled me with dramatic gothic architecture, cool cubist design, down-to-earth pubs and a spectacular skyline that looks like it's straight out of a fucking fairy tale.
After doing all the tourist highlights within half a day (Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square etc) we left the inner city for some real Czech neigbourhood and enjoyed the good life ; basement pubs and restaurants at every corner with hearty,well prepared Czech cuisine and some of the tastiest beers in the world.
The best part in town for us was 'Smichov' with its vibrant contemporary art scene and unprententious bars, the slightly gritty hood offers an authentic taste of Czech life.
Being the beermonster I am...I was really, really happy about the prices in the pubs. The cheapest beer I had was 1 €...the most expensive (in the official Zlatopramen brewery) was like 1,60 €. We jumped from pub to pub and enjoyed the Pilsener Urquell, Gambrinus, Slatopramen and other local beers with perfect and very cheap, meaty food like goulash with dumpling. I highly recommend Prague for a good weekend out. BUT, avoid the high-seasonal time from April-September because Prague will be stuffed with Spanish and Asian tourists and locals trying to diddle you.
Prague is a mix of Berlin & Stockholm with Czech prices. Go for it!
Many thanks to Julian for the report. DC
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