Prague Here I Come!

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  1. D_Baron_VonBiggNutz

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    Well I've decided to go on another trip; this time to Prague - for the Christmas markets, so I'm there the first week of December.

    I know I could look up places online for "must visit" places, but I also like to get opinions of others too...so, c'mon guys and girls - where in Prague "must" I go visit?!

    Also, accommodation - I do things on the cheap, so stay in hostels; can any of you lovely people recommend one?

    If there's anyone out there who's up for a drinking/food buddy that week, let me know; always happy to meet up with cool people.

    Thanks!
    Matt
     
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    Im sorry I don't have any experience with Prague, however I'm sure that if you take a big suitcase the airlines will never notice that I'm in it. I'll stay very vert very quiet. :)
     
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    I stayed in a student hostel (if it was the Menza Jednota, they've done up the bathrooms since I was there in 2006) less than 1km from the main railway station, but I arrived after dark and let a taxi take me. 20 Euros! Don't trust the taxi drivers!

    The hostel was OK, though the bathroom was, I swear, 100 m from the room. The first night I had an ensuite (I hadn't asked for and had to pay a bit extra for), and there was a hump in the floor in front of the bathroom no less than 4" (10cm) high. Extraordinary. Built during the communist era in a once-grandiose style (doors about 3m high), maybe there was a body under it, or maybe they just didn't care.
     
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    Hahaha, I've always wanted to try smuggling someone away on a break with me; but as I'm only taking a rucksack, that could be even tougher than normal!!

    Thanks Snozzle; I'll make sure not to stay there, just in case it was a body!! :)
     
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    If you like castles, dragons, renaissance architecture, art, romance, and history...you will love Praha. Just walk around and soak in the history. Of course you can spend a whole day at the castle and wander the old town under it, and in the process you might cross the Charles Bridge and visit the town square. Stop somewhere and have a Budweiser...they had the brand name first! It's an easy city to get lost in, and you will...if you are lucky.

    I would strongly recommend buying a Time Out travel guide for the city. It recommends hotels, restaurants, attractions, plus detailed maps, historical and architectural information (like the Fred and Ginger Building). I even took a day trip out on a little train to Kutna Hora, a village about 40 miles east of Praha that was the location of the mint. I loved every minute of my time in Praha, and stayed a few days longer than I anticipated (at the expense of visiting Poland). Every morning I would come down to the front desk and ask "one more night?"
     
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    Prague is beautiful, especially at that time of year. The architecture is amazing and there's certainly lots to "soak up", as exwhyzee said. The beer is very good, hic.

    I stayed with friends so I can't give any advice on cheap places to stay but food and drink isn't too expensive. For some reason there seems to be a lot of Mexican restaurants there.

    The Christmas markets are OK. It depends what you're looking for, but the setting more than makes up for the crap they sell.
     
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    So if I go to some time to Prague, I'll feel like I'm home? Hahah :tongue:
     
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