"Czech Republic: Finding Beers & Hockey Players" Top 5 Page for this destination Czech Republic by richiecdisc

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The Czech Republic becomes more westernized everyday, but still offers glimpses of what was once a truly distinct eastern Europe. This westernization comes with perks (everyone speaks English) and downfalls (insane inflation), but overall there is much charm to be found if one ventures even romotely off the beaten path. For the beer afficionado, however, things are changing for the worse all too rapidly. Small breweries are going out of business and even the mightly Pilsner Urquell has undergone vast changes that most view as for the worse. Still, there is no place better to drink a pilsner and there are some great beers to be found by the astute hunter. There are some sights to see along the way as well. But get there soon before it becomes just one more stop on the European itinerary of the college sophomore crowd.

  • Last visit to Czech Republic: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated Mar 20, 2003
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  • craic's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2007 at 9:30 AM

    ah the authentic grubby beer halls - great

  • cheekymarieh's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2004 at 11:32 PM

    Some great info Richie. I had been hoping to see Ostrava mentioned but I guess you haven't been there.

  • Zo72's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2004 at 11:06 AM

    Excellent page about Czech republic.

  • Nov 20, 2003 at 6:08 AM

    The suburbs of Prague are bigger and more horrible than those of Cracow and Prague is not beautiful everywhere, and especially this city is very small !

  • Aug 22, 2003 at 11:06 AM

    There is so much beauty in the CR. All of the quaint villages and the people in them have so much to offer as far as culture. My mom is from Strakonice, and I still have cousins there and in Prague. I love the country and the people in it. I

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2003 at 2:35 AM

    I am surprised you found all these fine small towns ... I absolutely agree with your observations. VERY helpful tips.

  • DoreenDe's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2003 at 10:13 AM

    Soon we will discover more :o) Can not wait for it...

  • syllybabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2003 at 12:50 AM

    Beer tasting! A new sport! ;-)

  • silvia-m.b's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2002 at 3:06 PM

    Great experiences! Thanks!

  • sargentjeff's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2002 at 12:50 PM

    Beer...it`s whats for dinner..but Tripe soup, eck!


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