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Prague Public Transport and Czech Railways

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 14, 2009
Prague Public Transport

Prague Public Transport The fare structure in Prague is rather complicated and definitely not suitable with a poor sense of time and direction. Note that the cheapest ticket imposes strict restrictions on time and number of stations travelled Trams and buses: valid for 20 min. from validation and you cannot transfer from one form of [...]

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5 Tips to Avoid Being Ripped-Off by Prague Taxis

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 10, 2009
Prague Taxi Scam

How to use Prague Taxi without being ripped off? Prague taxis are infamous for overcharging tourists especially in the touristy areas of Wenceslas Square.  After being scammed by a taxi driver in Budapest, I did more research on Prague taxis to avoid being ripped off again.  These 5 tips might be useful if you are [...]

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Student Agency Bus from Cesky Krumlov to Prague

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 8, 2009
Student Agency Bus Czech Republic

Getting to Prague from Cesky Krumlov (Student Agency Bus) Prague is 2hr 55 min away from Cesky Krumlov by bus.  The Student Agency bus is one of the cheapest and most convenient way to travel to and fro Prague.  Alternative transportation means include trains to Prague (inconvenient – you have to take a bus to [...]

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Lunch at Restaurace Pod Draci Skalou

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 7, 2009
Restaurace Pod Draci Skalou

Restaurace Pod Draci Skalou Considering that this Karlstejn Castle is such a big tourist attraction, we expected that food here would not cost any cheaper than in Prague.  However, thanks to the recommendation of our Karlstejn Castle tour guide, we found this interesting restaurant located just downhill of the Karlstejn Castle. We had fried fish [...]

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Hrad Karlstejn – The Czech Disney-like Castle

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 4, 2009
Hrad Karlstejn Castle Czech Republic

Hrad Karlštejn The Karlstejn Castle is one of the most visited and beautiful castles in the Czech Republic.  The Disney fairytale-like fortress was built in 1365 to house Charles IV’s royal treasury. The castle is located in Karlstejn, 30km southwest of Prague.  The train journey from Prague takes about 1 hour.  Unless you are taking [...]

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Amazing Illusions in Prague Black Light Theatre Performances

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 3, 2009
Prague Black Light Theatre Ta Fantastika

Prague Black Light Theatre Prague is famous for its black-light theatre – also called the ‘black theatre’.  This performance is a hybrid of mime, drama, dance and special effects in which live actors wearing fluorescent costumes do their thing in front of a black backdrop.  They do seemingly impossible acts such as ‘flying’ across the [...]

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Shopping in Prague Old and New Town

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 2, 2009
Shopping in Prague

Prague caters to almost every kind of shopper. If you are into luxury, branded fashion like Louis Vuitton, then the elegant avenue of Parizska is the place for you. It is lined with international designer houses including Dior, Boss and Armani. In contrast, the winding lanes between the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge are [...]

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Kutna Hora Hotel U Ruze Restaurant

by Zhiqiang & TingyiSeptember 1, 2009
Kutna Hora Hotel U Ruze

Just few steps away from the Sedlec Ossuary Bone Church lies Hotel U Ruze – its restaurant comes highly recommended by locals. We rate Hotel U Ruze Restaurant: * Food (Yummy schnitzel with potato wedges):              3.5/5 * Ambiance(Quiet with classy antique furniture) :         4/5 * Service (Friendly despite language barrier):                 3.5/5 * Location (Just beside [...]

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Eerie Kutna Hora Bone Church

by Zhiqiang & TingyiAugust 31, 2009
Czech Republic Kutna Hora Sedlec Ossuary Bone Church

Kutna Hora Sedlec Ossuary “Bone Church” Before you read further, just a warning – the following pictures can get quite eerie especially in the current 7th lunar month – the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. Kutna Hora is located about 1.5 hours by train away from Prague.  One of its most famous tourist attraction is the [...]

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Dinner Cruise along River Vltava

by Zhiqiang & TingyiAugust 28, 2009
Prague Dinner Cruise

The Evropska Vodni Doprava operates large cruise boats at the quay beside Cechuv most (Bohemia Bridge) and offers many different cruise at different times of the day.  One of its most popular cruise is the 3-hour evening return cruise with buffet dinner and music, departing at 7pm.  Adult tickets cost 790 Kc. With this cruise, [...]

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