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Weather, When to travel to Prague

January January is actually a great time to visit Prague with a number of events coinciding with the New Year’s holiday.  In addition, it can be cheaper to visit the city during this time thanks to deals on both airfare and hotel rooms.  However, the weather can be very cold …

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Advice for Saving Money

– Do not take cabs for inter-city travel. Use public transport or take a shuttle bus from the airport instead. – Avoid the Italian restaurants and the sushi in the city centre and buy Czech food. You will discover better value for money in the favourite local restaurants. Search for …

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Tipping in Prague

Tips are generally expected only in restaurants. A tip between 5%-15% is appropriate for a restaurant bill (some restaurants indicate on menu that the final amount includes a tip, don‘t tip twice) or for a taxi driver.  When it comes to tipping taxi drivers, it is acceptable to simply round …

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Scam City – National Geographic documentary

The capital city wants an apology from the Scam City documentary producers because the National Geographic documentary portrayed Prague as a place full of cheats. Prague representatives complain that the presenter, Conor Woodman, used hired helpers in the documentary, and played staged scenes with them. But, as the story on Stream.cz proves, …

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Things To Do & Things Not To Do

Things Not To Do Generally • In any social or business scenario, don’t presume that your culture is superior! Lots of people make this regrettable (although usually unwitting) error. Do not attempt to indoctrinate your Czech business associates or Czech friends with your business philosophy or cultural heritage. Rather, watch …

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Useful advices before you go

If you wish to exchange money in Prague (especially in the city centre) please be careful as many exchange offices charge very high commission. You will have no problem withdrawing cash from any ATM machine (much cheaper). Be careful in crowded areas such as trams and tourist attractions – there …

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Opening Hours

Banks: Monday to Friday 8/9:00 am – 16/17:00pm Shops: Some are closed on Sunday but in the centre you will find many shops and malls open later and on Sundays as well. Monday to Friday 9:00-18:00, Saturday 9-12/13:00. Big shopping malls close at 20/22:00pm. Museums/ Attractions: Main attractions and museums …

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Exchange Rates for Currency

Prague tourists will usually get a superior exchange rate in Prague, for the Czech Crown, than they would in their native country, but the guidelines below ought to be noted. Should you be travelling from the United Kingdom, lots of people exchange pounds into Euros in advance of their trip. …

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Czech Drug Laws

Prague’s liberal laws and liberal policies mean that the city has earned a reputation of being pot-friendly, and it is estimated that nearly half million marijuana users are largely ignored by the authorities and tolerated by almost everyone. Most pubs and non-tourist bars outside of the centre allow you to …

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Getting Over the Language Barrier

Although many people assume otherwise, the language barrier in the Czech Republic is no bigger than in any other European country – in fact, it is easier to communicate in most Czech cities than it is to communicate in Spain or Italy. When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, there …

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Advice for Eating out in Prague

A large element of the charm of Prague becomes clear by aimlessly strolling through the old winding quarters of the city, to marvel at the buildings, watch the people, and sniff out nice restaurants. You could dine well here very cheaply, or very expensively also. What you would pay for …

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Prague Discount Card

Save time and money with Prague Card The PRAGUE CARD offers FREE ADMISSION to 50 top attractions, discounted entry to another 30 attractions, and comes with a guidebook with information in seven languages and detailed maps. The Prague Card also gives you exclusive special offers for tours, excursions, cruises, shopping, …

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