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Český Krumlov … I travelled for three months and when I arrived in Cesky Krumlov I finally experienced what I was looking for. You can really immerse yourself in a foreign culture there. Cesky Krumlov is a place to be visited for more than just a couple of days... but beware, once you settle in it's really hard to leave. It makes you ponder in a way that few places can inspire you to. I recommend staying in a small hostel... the big ones can get too noisy.
Can't say anything bad about Prague, except perhaps for the behaviour of certain segments of its tourist population. Make sure you experience Zizkov's nightlife, pay a visit to a bar called the Blind Eye.
People are always saying that Prague is cheap. Maybe 5 years ago. The only cheap thing is the beer. Everything else is the same as in Western Europe.
Český Krumlov … Cesky Krumlov is all good and you could just spent months here! Great place even in November when it was a little quieter than usual. This place has it's own very distinct character and is a real favourite. There's loads to eat and drink here - the medieval places are great, including an amazing veggie restaurant and you're basically spoilt for choice. Make sure you get out of Prague and see Cesky Krumlov - it's something you need to see experience, maybe several times...
I had the most wonderful experience with Free Prague tour during my June visit. The tourist guide was one of the best tour guides I've ever had. The tour he led in three-and-a-half hours covered so much that I don't think a regular tourist guide can even match it. He is definitely a history buff. What I was most impressed was the stories he told and the enthusiasm he demonstrated doing his job. The public artwork he took us to see was great (I love the Venus and the shoe and the man who sat on the belly of an cow hanged upside down from the ceiling).
Go to Prague before they go to the Euro (the Czech don't accept the euro yet) and prices sky rocket! It is a wonderful city with lots of old architecture, friendly locals, and great beer! Be warned though, Prague is super touristy (watch for all the old people in tour groups...grrrr). Go to the major sights (Prague Castle and Charles Bridge) in the morning to avoid crowds. Try eating at a place called U Provaznice (the Ropemaker's Wife) at 3 Provaznicka just outside the New town and try the goulash. Also try eating at a place called Klub Architektu at Betlemskenam 52, the food is AMAZING and a fancy dinner with drinks can cost you as little as 400 cK. Also have some drinks at Koznicka at 1 Kozi in the old town. Be warned though you can't use a Eurail pass in the Czech Republic.


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