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IgoUgo's Reality Road Series: Prague

New York City, NY, June 28, 2005: Real travelers know the value of honest advice. Don't hit the road before you get a dose of reality—no matter what your destination. IgoUgo exposes what real travelers think "when they stop being polite and start getting real," and this month's reality check is for those considering Prague as a potential destination for their next trip.

From IgoUgo traveler and Eastern Europe fanatic "Bill Robinson": "Eat and drink as much as possible; the food, beer, and wine in Prague are amazingly cheap and, in my opinion, very good. Stay away from taxis, as they are the only overpriced thing in the whole town. The subway system is very good, and much of the city can be covered on foot." Read more…

From IgoUgo member "chloe_day," a twenty-something student at Durham University: "There are loads of bars offering live jazz, blues, and rock music every night. There are also groups playing in the streets around the more popular places in town, such as on the Charles Bridge, outside Prague Castle, and in the Old Town Square. You're also bound to see a lot of adverts for classical concerts in Prague's many churches." Read more…

From IgoUgo member and Charleston, South Carolina, resident "Taylor Shelby": "If you are a Mucha fan, you absolutely cannot miss the Mucha Museum. Make sure to stop by the gift shop, too. It has a huge collection of Alphonse Mucha postcards, which make great collages to hang on the wall. Even if you have never heard of Mucha (which is impossible if you spend even a day in Prague), I encourage you to see this. It's a lovely way to spend a quiet afternoon away from all the tourists." Read more…

From "actonsteve," IgoUgo Hall of Fame member: "Prague's great churches are baroque, and Our Lady of Loreto, set on Hradcany Hill, is a beautiful example. It's located in an area that has been hidden away for 40 years, hiding a very sad past, and is only now discovering itself. You need at least a morning to enjoy the delights of Loreto Church and the Strahov monastery." Read more…

From IgoUgo member "Goodsvejk" on the Best Western Hotel Kampa: "The Best Western chain might deter some looking for the ‘Czech' experience, but this hotel is Best Western in name only. The street is quiet, curvy, and almost inaccessible, and the inside is medieval; the building was an armory in earlier days, and the rooms are just cozy enough to be worth the money." Read more…

Nottingham, England, resident "MichaelJM" on the focal point of Prague's Old Town: "Large crowds congregate hourly to see the Town Hall Clock ‘perform.' This amazing piece of mechanical artistry was built in 1490, and it is rumored that the political masters blinded the creator to ensure that the clock was not duplicated elsewhere. I'm not sure that I like that story, but it is fair to say that the clock is truly unique." Read more…

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