Experience in Prague, Czech Republic by Radek

Published by Radek - Kyk Novak — 7 years ago

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What is it like to live in Prague? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Living in Prague is easy. Prague has a very good public transport system, most places are easily accessible. Czech students are open, most of them know more than one world language and may be a good guide for your first days in Prague. Czech people will try to help you, if you ask them, so don´t be shy.

I recommend Prague. It is a medium-sized city with very long history, there are many sights, but not only sights is Prague, you can find there entertainment according to your taste.

Young people are not affraid of strangers and it´s easy to find friends in Prague.

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What is the student lifestyle like in Prague?

With students cards like ISIC you can get better prices in transport, museums and many highlights. Universities have their own dormitories, where you can meet people from many countries. But, living in dormitories is sometimes hard, because late night parties and not everyone accept the cultural differences. So there is a way to find roommates out of students dormitories.

Prague, and most big Czech cities don´t sleep, there are a lot of clubs, pubs and non-stop bars to have fun all the night. It´s easy to spend a great night!

I think that walking through the early morning Prague´s old town after the party impress everyone.

How much does it cost to live in Prague?

If you find a roommate, the place costs around 200-300 euros, by location, and quality of the flat.

Food is not expensive, depending on what you're looking for. European menu is from 6 to 10 euros.

In case of entertiment or clubs, is better for ladies, of course. They usually have free entrance. For being there in Prague more than 3 weeks, I want to advise you to buy "Opencard" card for use public transport, you can get better price than to buy tickets. Your ISIC card may save lots of your money!

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Prague? Is there any advice you can give?

I don´t think that is difficult to find acommodation, if you have internet. There you can find a lot of websites for accomodation. And, of course, Erasmusu.

There are some czech websites to find accomodation and I want to reccomend you "spolubydlici" and "espolubydleni".

Furthermore, you can ask friends on social networks, and they can you give recommendation.

If you are a woman and you find a man as a roommate and vice versa, I think that is not a problem to share a flat. The first impression is usually correct. My three last roommates were women and we are still good friend.

Visit more than one place, and ask for a contract. It´s better to choose a roommate who can speak an international language, and of course your preffered language.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Prague has lots restaurants with many types of kitchens, typical Czech, French, Italian, Asian cuisine, vegetarian etc. There are KFC, McD, BurgerKing and many more. I want to say, Czech cuisine is tasty, but sometimes dense. If you find or ask your Czech friends, you can taste very good Czech food and you will have the taste long time in your memory.

My favourite of Czech cuisine is classic potato soup with mushrooms, sausage-meat, halušky, and for morning hangover garlic soup or strong chicken soup.

What places would you recommend visiting in Prague?

If you ask someone what will say at first? Prague castle, Charles bridge or the Old Town.

These places are very famous, but it is only a small part of Prague. I may recommend you to visit Vysehrad, the place where the history of Prague starts. The National technical museum, new building of National museum (old one is in reconstruction) near Wenceslas square, Petrin park with the tower and the mirror Maze..

Prague is a good place for students of architecture, there you can see diffferent architectural styles from roman to modern architecture and their mix.

Out of Prague the castle Karlstejn, town Pilsen with bewery, or the village Cesky Krumlov.

Is it good to eat out in Prague? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

My favourite place for eat is restaurant U vorare in Na vytoni street. Very good food there!

My best pub is U Suchý Dásně for beer and good ambient.

When is a free day, I prefer to walk aroud the city center, I like to search for "forgotten places" of the town. There are some magical, quiet places without turists.

Is the nightlife good in Prague? Where is good to go?

I think that prague has a good nightlife, town center is full of pubs and clubs, and not only the town center. If you like rock music, I can recommend you the Vagon club at Narodni street, 80´s and 90´s are in Futurum club. Good concerts are in Roxy at Dlouha street or in Acropolis at Prague 3.

What advice would you give future students heading to Prague?

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If you have a problem, there are people who can help you. The young Czech people are open, not affraid of strangers. There live cool girls and boys and you can get a long friendship with them.

Study and enjoy the Prague!


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