Prague on a Budget
Don't even think of booking a train ticket in the USA. It'll be alot more expensive and there is no need. Its easy to buy them at the station . Just go a bit early and buy your ticket.
We booked all our hotel tickets online before we left home, no need for an agent. We stayed at the Praha Barcelo and really liked it. Here's a to Hotel net if you'd like to take a look .http://www.hotelclub.net/Hotel.Reservations/Barcelo_Hotel_Prague.htm
One evening we were eating at the Pilsener Urquell restaurant and beer pub, which is downstairs in this famous building. The dinner was pleasant, and as we were all sitting around the table talking, a man came up with his arms full and overfull with white and red roses. I was with a good guy friend, who immediately bought two red roses, and gave them to me with a hug. It's still one of the sweetest things anyone has done for me, and the fact that it happened in Prague made it all the more memorable......
Photographing Czech People
This is only my own personal experience, but I found photographing Czech People to be quite easy provided you asked politely first!
This girl was near the Castle, and when I asked her if I could take her picture she smiled her agreement. I'm not used to seeing the huge amount of make-up that these Czech Girls wear ;-)
Just in case you haven’t realised, the colours on her face are the Czech flag (Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic).
If you are taking a baby or toddler...the best way to travel is not by a baby stroller but with a baby backpack....most places are not accesible so this is the ONLY BEST WAY!!!! When travelling in July, it can rain unpredictably and can get rather chilly, be prepared with a windbreaker or a good raincoat although they sell umbrellas and raincoats all over the place at very reasonable prices....Kenvelo is a deparmental store chain and i got a raincoat from there just under 12USD. You can get most stuff there...try out TESCOS!! NO problem
A little alley at the side of Tyn Church, past the street sellars, leads to the Ungelt courtyard. (Ty'n 2. Prague 1) There is a great coffee house here - Ebel's serving freshly brewed coffee - a great place to pause for a break off for the city sights and regather your energies. A good Jazz club is in this area too.