Forget about the diet, I can _guarantee_ you will gain a few pounds when you are here. Absinthe! This stuff is not allowed in Ireland, so we all made sure to bring some home hehehehehe :)
30p pints of beer!!
Me and my friends strolling along Charles Bridge around 4 am before we had to fly home at 10am.
Chilling out and having a picnic in front of Florenc bus station on a sunday afternoon
The tiramisu in Knascivocy restaurant in Prague!
Getting stranded in Wencelas Square at the height of the IMF riots.
Watching the astrological clock strike and admiring the little figurines coming out on the hour. :)
Most common beers are Pilsner Ququell, Staropramen, Gambrinus and Budweiser(not the US brand). Czechs are known for their lagers and drink the most bee per capita in the world. I’ve been told by a local that Czech consume 40 gallons of beer per person, most in the world. Germany is second at 30 gallons per person. US ranks 9th at 20 gallons per person. Note:See other General Tip for amusing history of Budweiser(Czech) vs Budweiser(US).
Just in case....
Pack a compact umbrella, this applies to any place in Europe. Pack your medication, as asking for cold medicine in Prague is difficult. When we attempted to explain our nessecity to the attendant at the grocery store, she kept pointing to the kleenex....so pack your stuff.
Communist Poster Exhibition
Communism is now a good reason to make big money in Prague. This poster exhibition is worth every Korun you spend on it.
It shows posters from the very beginning to the decline of the communist era. I think this is a temporary exhibition so, if you're travelling around February 2005 you might be able to see it. The gallery entrance is on the left side of Charles Bridge, Old Town bank.
If you have time, try to pass...
If you have time, try to pass by the Jewish Quarter. At the kassa off Parizka street, just past the Old-New Synagogue, you can buy a combination ticket for around CZK490, which allows you entry into: The Jewish Museum (gallery with artifacts, paintings and tapestries), The Maisel Synagogue (more exhibition space from the Jewish Museum), The Pinkas Synagogue (simple synagogue with names of remembered Holocaust victims written on the walls, with small cemetary in the back), The Spanish Synagogue (Moorish-style synagogue with impressive painted patterns on the interior walls and ceiling), The Old Jewish Cemetary (one the most important surviving monuments in Prague's Jewish Town), and The Ceremonial Hall.