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Travel tips for Czech Republic - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

1. In Czech cities, especially in Prague, tourists are often insistently offered to exchange money on the street. Of course, you should do this only in a bank. Street money changers shamelessly deceive naive tourists who remain with a much smaller amount than they had before the deal.
2. To make a good impression in any Czech city, one needs to remember one rule: never wear socks under sandals so as not to meet mocking glances of Czechs. This is only acceptable for older people. If a younger person dressed like that appears on the city streets, people will immediately perceive him as a villager.
3. It should be borne in mind that food, clothes, books and everything else that can be bought in the very center of Prague are always much more expensive than in the rest of the city. The center of the capital is aimed at serving tourists where there are always many of them. Czechs themselves prefer to visit it for walking and visiting the sights, but rarely for buying something, knowing full well about high prices.
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4. Shouting and raising a voice in public places is considered bad manners and disrespect towards others. The same applies to loud talking on the phone.
5. In areas where there are many tourists, one should avoid taking a taxi. Taxi drivers cash in on tourists who don't know much about local prices, greatly overcharging them. Instead, one should search for existing taxi services in advance and call there, or order a taxi online. You can also catch a passing taxi. It is better to negotiate payment in advance.
6. In the Czech Republic, it is customary to yield seats in public transport to the elderly, pregnant women, and children of preschool age. Ignoring this rule can cause resentment among others.
7. In shops, subway, buses, squares, and other crowded public places, it is important to watch your wallets, bags, and pockets. Pickpockets never sleep here. Important documents are best to be kept in a safe of the hotel room. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
8. Traveling by car, park it only in guarded parking lots - theft from cars parked in the streets is very common in the Czech Republic.
9. Leaving a rented apartment or hotel room, it is important to make sure that the doors are locked, as burglaries are not uncommon here, especially when it comes to rooms of tourists.
10. One should always carry a handkerchief or a pack of paper handkerchiefs: Sniffing in public places is considered rude and annoying while blowing nose is much more acceptable. Before sneezing, turn away from people and cover your mouth.
11. It is important to avoid appearing at events - formal and informal - without an invitation. This is considered a manifestation of arrogance and bad manners.
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12. Being invited to an event, it is much better to be a little late than to come too early. Arriving earlier, there is a risk of catching homeowners not yet ready to receive guests, dressed in home clothes, and at an official event, there will be just nothing to do so early. If for some reason the guest had to come to the Czech house earlier, then, in order to make amends, the hosts should be helped with the preparations - for example, with setting the table.
13. Do not be surprised by young children peeing freely in the grass or bushes. Preschool children are allowed to do this in the Czech Republic, so no one pays attention to such things. But among older children and adolescents, such an immoral behavior is considered unacceptable, while an adult can even be arrested for this.
14. In the Czech Republic, one shouldn't be afraid to drink tap water - it does not contain any chemical impurities and is absolutely safe.
15. In the Czech Republic, a handshake often makes the first impression of a person. It must be firm because a person with a weak handshake can immediately be labeled as weak-willed.
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Colorful and unique places in Czech Republic

Hrad Trosky

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In the surroundings of Prague lies the mysterious and beautiful castle Trosky, which was considered one of the most impregnable defense facilities in the Czech Republic. The castle was built in the rock between two craters of the ancient extinct volcano. The construction workers built the castle towers in the craters. Together with the dark inaccessible rocks, the castle looks just unique. The forest surrounding the rocks forms an impressive contrast with the dark shades.

Although the first official references to the castle date from the end of the 14th century, some historians say that it was built much earlier. For centuries, the castle had repulsed the sieges of the Swedish conquerors. Later the castle stood empty for several centuries. The most romantic epoch for the castle began in ... Read all

Dancing Building

From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
The Prague Dancing House is the result of the successful collaboration of two outstanding modern architects - Wlado Milunitsch and Frank Owen Hary. From a distance the building really looks like a dancing couple. The locals have designed several original names for the building and often call it the 'drunken house' or 'Ginger and Fred' - in honor of one of the most famous dance couples. The original six-storey building is the office center and on the last floor of the building is the popular restaurant of the French cuisine La Perle de Prague.

The construction of the unusual house began in 1994. Originally it was decided to dedicate the architecture project to the world-famous dance duo - Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. The building consists of two towers, among which the 'male' and the ... Read all
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Advices for popular cities of Czech Republic

Prague
1. Those, who expect to devote much time to walks around the city, are recommended to bring comfortable shoes with them. The reason for this is in the fact that the majority of streets are lined with stone blocks, so only comfortable shoes are suitable for long walks. 2. Fans of cultural events are advised to purchase ISIC card. It entitles you to a discount when you visit various museums, theaters and cultural institutions. 3. Drivers should be especially careful in Prague, because … Read more
Karlovy Vary
1. Karlovy Vary is distinguished by a great public transport system. It’s very simple to navigate through the city by bus. If you need to go to suburban areas, high-speed trains will be the best solution. Train tickets should be purchased in advance at special kiosks or directly at railway station. 2. Tourists who expect to use public transport a lot are recommended to purchase the universal ticket pass. It can be valid from three to fifteen days. These passes can be found in all … Read more
Brno
1. leaving tips in restaurants and bars is not obligatory, but you can thank an obliging waiter by leaving a cash reward of $ 5 - 10% of the total bill. Do not forget to leave tips to taxi drivers. In this case it’s enough to round the due sum up to the nearest convenient amount. 2. Exchanging currency is recommended in large state-owned banks, such as Komercni banka, Zivnostenska banka and Ceska sporitelna. They offer the most favorable exchange rate. Travelers are recommended to use the … Read more
Plzen
1. Plzen is connected with big neighbored cities by bus and train systems. So, a travel to Prague will occupy a little more than one and a half hours, the same time is needed to get to Karlovy Vary. As for Munich, it is better to go there by train, it will help to save time. 2. It is recommended to go through the historical district of the city on foot, because all the important trip sights are located not far away from each other. Also there is two-wheeled transport which is the excellent … Read more
Liberec
1. Liberec offers very comfortable weather conditions. It is never too hot here even in the height of summer, and in winter, severe frosts and winds are quite rare. 2. The city has a well-developed bus service, while trams remain the most comfortable and optimal form of urban transport. By tram, one can get not only to all areas of interest but also to some neighboring towns. 3. Travelers who're planning to rent a car for their holidays should take into account that parking zones are … Read more

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