You are holding in your hands a guide to Prague and Czech towns, one that was compiled by a “native”. This does not mean that they have just come out of their cave, rather it’s a local denizen who likes travelling and can recommend you the very best from their city and region; what to see, where to eat, where to walk, where to park so you don’t get towed away, and what other pitfalls to avoid.
It’s a bit like the joke about the bridge somewhere in eastern Russia. The first motorist comes up on a motorbike. He gets to the bridge, goes down to the river and carries the bike across. The next one has a Zhiguli car.
V překladu by to znělo asi takto: No prosím cizinec, klidně si vjede na most, i když je to životu nebezpečné.
He drives down to the river, finds a ford and drives to the other side. The third car to arrive is a Mercedes driven by a stranger. He drives onto the bridge, the bridge breaks and the car falls into the river. Two natives are watching all this and one turns to the other and says: “Vot inostrányec, jedyet, jedyet i mosta ne vídyit.”
In translation, it means something like this: “Really, that foreigner, driving on the bridge when it’s so dangerous.”
We hope that this guide will make your stay in the Czech Republic a pleasant one, will help you find make your plans and, what‘s more, save a little bit on expenses. Have fun with verve and don’t forget about basic common-sense.
Likewise, we get the same feeling when we see an unattended car full of stuff parked in Prague.
If you do not want to have your car broken into, take everything out and leave the boot uncovered so thieves can see there is nothing to steal. Then they’ll leave you alone. Prague’s denizens know this full well, mainly having paid for this knowledge through a broken window and the loss of everything inside. If you follow this advice, then there is little risk of theft.
Pictograms and our recommendations
Have you just opened our pages to find some inspiration for your programme? Then let our tips and recommendations enthuse you. For every town or city that we write about we have prepared a short piece on its history, its sights and the many sporting and cultural events going on. If you have even more ideas, please write to us and we will try and cooperate with the information centres to create a programme for you, one that will suit you to the ground. Just like a handmade suit for sporty gents, sassy lasses, wee nippers or a dignified older pair, your programme in Prague can also be made to measure. Culture, entertainment, good food that is what we have to offer. Try out our offer, let us surprise you and, above all, have a good time.
We have also thought up some special pictograms, which should make it easier for you to decide.
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