Beer is cheaper than water in Prague

Trip Start Sep 01, 2009
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Trip End Dec 14, 2009


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Hostel Ragtime

Flag of Czech Republic  , Bohemia,
Sunday, December 6, 2009

Beer is cheaper than just about anything in Prague! Some may say that Prague is getting touristy and more expensive, but we had a lovely time enjoying the medieval city and the Czech Krown (25 -1 exchange rate!) Check out the photos to see sights from the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Charles Bridge, the John Lennon Wall, and of course the Castle. Prague wins in the castle category, hands down. There's a huge Gothic Cathedral and Royal Palace overlooking the entire city.
We also got to climb up another Eiffel Tower--yep, Prague has a mini one, that was built just 2 years after the one in Paris. And then there's the Czech food and beer. We went to a cafeteria style restaurant (no English menu, just point and get served) and had some of the best food the whole trip, Goulash, Stuffed Peppers and potato dumplings, perfect for the freezing cold weather. All that for 200 Krown (I'll let you do the math).
Czechs may be known for the beer, but they've also got some good wine. There was a cute wine bar right across the street from our hotel that we thought it would be fun to check out. No english here either, so we figured out for ourselves that they do white (Beile) wine better than Cervene (there's accents on there that are not possible to do on this computer!) We ended up with a pretty good bottle of Muller something-or-other. And we later tried the house wine, Ryzlink Rinski...tastes like a Reisling.
And finally, the beer. Our last night we set off for the P.U.B., a bar where you have your own tap at your table, and just get charged by the liter of Pilser Urquell. And you compete with all the other P.U.B.'s around town and in the rest of the country. Needless to say, we didn't rack up too many points with just the two of us.
One last thing, since I forgot to mention them in Germany, are the Christmas Markets! Every square has a market selling ornaments, presents, fried potatos, meat on a spick, and our favorite, Gluhwein. There is nothing like hot wine on a cold winter day to help get you through all the sights!  Next it's off to Bratislava... bonus points if you know what country that's in!

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