Prague, or Praha as the czechs themselves call it is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is visited by more than 8 mill tourists every year and that is a lot for a city of 1,3 mill people. As one shopkeeper told us: In this town you’re surprised if yo meet any locals. The Scandinavians come here for culture and beer, the brittish come here just to get drunk and the germans come here for sex and cigarettes.
That being said – Prague is a city of stunning beauty.
On one side of the Vltava River is the Old Town (Staré Město), with the Old Town Square at its heart. This is where to go if one wants to pay up to 10 euros for a beer. Whereas if you go to a bar or a café in the backstreets you can easily get ten beers for that amount.
On the other side of the river is the Lesser Town (Malá Strana), and higher up, the Castle District (Hradčany) which is dominated by Prague Castle.
All attractions to the side, the main thing to do in Prague, as in most other cities, is to stroll the streets stop for a drink and watch people passing by.
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