The evil behind the beauty of Prague
Trip Start Dec 12, 2010
209Trip End Dec 16, 2012
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Prague is a beautiful city, with fairytale buildings, enchanting clocktowers and beautiful bridges. Prague is decked out with fine restaurants, enticing bars, expensive shops and loads of tourist traps. Above all, there is a slight evil behind the beauty of Prague.
During our stay, we were lucky to venture around Prague with our local friend who we had met in South America. We therefore got off the tourist trail a little and dined at local restaurants, drank at local bars and walked the local street to get a small sense of the real Prague.
The most evil of all things in Prague is petty crimes. The old town square is re-known for professional pick pockets, luckily we didn't fall victim to this. But after a great night out at a brewery, drinking from a 3L beer glass, we fell into a tourist trap. Our group of 10 caught the metro home and were stopped by some guys posing as train officials. We were then told we had invalid tickets and had to pay a fine. TOTAL SCAM of course, but this is Prague and behind its charming beauty is evil. The more popular Prague seems to get, the more greedy and criminal its inhabitants become. Oh well, that is unfortunately what tourism sometimes brings.
So don't get me wrong, Prague is a beautiful city and we did have a good time there visiting things like Prague castle, the dancing house, the cemetry and the mysterious black babies. But if you ever get the change to visit the beautiful city of Prague, visit in the low season and just remember, behind beauty is a little bit of evil.