So You Want to Visit Prague...
So you want to travel to Golden Prague in the Czech Republic. Great idea – I highly recommend it. It's a great city with lots to keep you busy. Full of old well-crafted buildings, cobblestone paths, refreshing beer and friendly people.
Do You Want To Experience Prague Like A Local
If you have talked to your travel agency and browsed through travel guides then the major tourist attractions have definitely been mentioned: Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and Prague Castles. You have probably seen the classic panoramic picture which encompasses all three: the river, Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle on the hill.
Searching the Internet you have been bombarded with guided tours and hotels offers. Unfortunately most of the information you received is from the perspective of a travel agency or establishment catoring to tourists. They want you to visit tourist spots because that is where they make their money - they will not tell you about local destinations, they will not tell you about the real Prague where the locals go.
This Is A Guide To Prague By A Tourist Turned Local
After 27 years in Canada I needed a change. The plan was to stay in Prague for 1 year. I loved it so much that I decided to stay. I have now lived in Prague for over 5 years.
This website will present Prague from the perspective of a tourist-turned resident. I will try to show you a side of Prague that you cannot find in guides and travel agencies. Consider this website as your friend who lives in Prague, the guy that will show you what it is really like – show you where the locals go.
Of course you need to see the main tourist sites in Prague: The Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and National Museum. But what about the rest of your visit. Do you want to walk amongst hordes of tourists with clicking cameras? Or do you want to see the real Prague?
If you are interested in more than just the tourist's version of Prague then this site will help you:
- Get you off the main tourists streets - away from the tourists into the real Prague
- Identify established and popular local restaurants.
- Find local restaurants where the beer is 70% cheaper and the meals are cooked for locals not tourists.
- How the Metro works, how the tram works. I have lived here for 5 years and never used a Taxi, why should you?
- What you should do after you tire of old Castles and Churches?
Most people visit Prague and come back home having seen nothing more than what is sold on every postcard rack in the city. My hope is that you will gain the confidence and knownledge to experience the Prague I see every day.
I really hope that your travels lead you to Prague. Who knows, maybe like me, you will come for a visit and end up staying a lot longer.
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