- Beer is so cheap, it’s cheaper than water. Prague actually has the highest beer consumption in the world- more than 156 litres of beer per capita per year. This includes the old, newborns and dogs. Imagine that! And I thought the Germans clinched the top spot.
- Tipping is a norm. Simply round the bill up to the nearest 10.
Be warned. The Czech people don’t have the friendliest faces. It makes window-shopping a little intimidating..
Most museums are closed on Mondays. Many shops are closed on Sundays. Most restaurants serve meals until 21:00. If you’re lucky, you can catch some that serve until 22:00. Beyond that, you can hunt for fast food.
- Common supermarkets are Billa, Tesco, Albert, Zabka. They can be easily found on every street.
Don’t be surprised if smoking is allowed indoors and in dining areas. I had to endure second-hand smoke while dining in Prague several times which is real bothersome for non-smokers like myself.
Public transportation is rather cheap, at 24 CZK (valid for 30 min) or 32 CZK (valid for 90 min). It is actually cheaper to buy a ticket at newsstands/ yellow vending machines than from the bus driver. 1-day tickets costs 110 CZK & 3-day tickets costs 310 CZK. (1€:27CZK)
8. Pickpocketing is rampant. In my entire 6 months travelling in Europe, I personally experienced 2 pickpocketing incidents, and both occurred in Prague. Thankfully, these pickpockets left empty handed. It pays to be a little more careful with your belongings.
- Lunch is the Czech’s main dish of the day. Soup is usually eaten, followed by a main course. For typical Czech meals, order vepro-knedlo-zelo, gulas or svickova.
Pamper your palate by sampling some delicious Czech snacks: nakladany hermelin (pickled camembert cheese), utopenec (small fat pickled sausage), tatarak (raw shaved beef).
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