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eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not sure that all Czech cities do the same, but this holds true at least for Prague.

2.- Really good beer

3. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

4. A mix of cultures

5. Great public transportation service

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not sure that all Czech cities do the same, but this holds true at least for Prague.

2.- Really good beer

3. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

4. A mix of cultures

5. Great public transportation service

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all Czech cities do the same, but this holds true at least for Prague.

2.- Really good beer

3. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

4. A mix of cultures

5. Great public transportation service

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2.- Really good beer

3. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

4. A mix of cultures

5. Great public transportation service

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2.- Really good beer

3. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

4. A mix of cultures

5. Great public transportation service

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

5. Great public transportation service

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

2.- Really good beer

3. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

4. A mix of cultures

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

3.- Really good beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

3.- Really good beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a ticket but don’t follow the advice of

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

3.- Really good beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket but don’t follow the advice of

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

3.- Really good beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

3.- Really good beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

3.- Really good beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD).

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

3.- Really good beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

3.- Really good beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

3.- Really good beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague.

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood.

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities.

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

Here is a picture of the (České vysoké učení technické) CVUT library,

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s metro system is strangely interesting.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s metro system is interesting in a strange way.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. First, when you go down the stairs

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up).

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, amazing entertainment

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic could be of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones. It looks simply beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works extremely well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. Don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So don’t even try it!

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

The feeling of Prague

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatisan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatistan community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Quick note: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

Quick note: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a connoisseur or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

Quick note: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

Quick note: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

Quick note: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

Quick note: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

Quick note: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area few things you notice as soon as you arrive.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (not what you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day you will meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif]

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community, amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” or beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a “connoisseur” of beer but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk socially unacceptable across all Czechia.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk socially unacceptable across all Czechia.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

[add gif from cdn]

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

[add video where that talks about the voices of Prague’s metro]

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

See the history of these drawings here.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think of)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

See the history of these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

See the history of these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland) They feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

See the history of these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like revolution graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

See the history of these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some point.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

See the history of these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

The graffities belong to the České vysoké učení technické (CVUT) library.

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

See the history of these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

The best graffities belong to the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK library). Y

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

See the history of these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

See the history of these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of IT, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expatiate community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities.

Here area the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into a Czech city.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance story. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport is just flawless. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. It is extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also extremely affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it works really well. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. A word of caution: As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. But don’t try to trick the system! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of cauting: Don’t try to trick the system like many foreigners do! Many people try it, specially tourists. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of cauting: Don’t try to trick the system like many foreigners do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists tricking the system. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it looks to do so.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of cauting: Don’t try to trick the system like many foreigners do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists tricking the system. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of cauting: Don’t try to trick the system like many foreigners do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists tricking the system. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many foreigners do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists tricking the system. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists tricking the system. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, metro stairs that make you dizzy, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars and its not a typo, last minute flights inside Europe have got as low as 8 dollars. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flights inside Europe have got as low as 8 dollars. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flights inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries, no joke.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

The clean, old cobblestone streets of Prague by Robert Ruggiero. Photo  stock - Snapwire

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities -especially in the area of IT-, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

The fall of Prague: 'Drunk tourists are acting like they've conquered our  city' | World news | The Guardian

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

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Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

As said before, Czech Republic is a hidden gem. Truly a place a to visit and never forget.

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Image source here.

As said before, Czech Republic is a hidden gem. Truly a place a to visit and never forget.

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Image source by “Ken & Karen go around the world” post.

As said before, Czech Republic is a hidden gem. Truly a place a to visit and never forget.

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Image source by Ken & Karen go around the world’s’ post.

As said before, Czech Republic is a hidden gem. Truly a place a to visit and never forget.

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Image source by Ken & Karen go around the world’s post.

As said before, Czech Republic is a hidden gem. Truly a place a to visit and never forget.

Aside: This is my very first article written recording every change with gitblog.

others: a hauntingly interesting metro system, strange/semi-erotical art and sense of humor

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Image source by Ken & Karen go around the world’s post.

Czech Republic is a hidden gem, truly a place to never forget. I am looking forward to return back someday.

Aside: This is my very first article in gitblog written recording every change with my NPM module git-as-dropbox.

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Image source by Ken & Karen go around the world’s post.

Czech Republic is a hidden gem, truly a place to never forget. I am looking forward to return back someday.

Aside: This is my very first article in gitblog written recording every change with my NPM module git-as-dropbox.

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for Prague.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was not destroyed during the First and Second World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and, with a few route exceptions, at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I was amazed about the amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Most of the people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could easily know that Czech beer is among the best. For those who know more about beer they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water. The culture towards beer is different from any other country. Here drinking beer during the evening is very normal. Be careful though: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Image source by Ken & Karen go around the world’s post.

Czech Republic is a hidden gem, truly a place to never forget. I am looking forward to return back someday.

Aside: This is my very first article in gitblog written recording every change with my NPM module git-as-dropbox. Take a look at the top bar to see how this article was written.

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for all mayor cities.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Prague in particular is architectural open book. Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was never bombed during the any of the World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and -with some route exceptions- at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I thing I also noticed was the large amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Many people find the announcement voices haunting-memorable for a some strange reason. Also, most people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

I hope they never align those pictures! It is like a Prague’s metro trademark.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could immediately know that Czech beer must be among the best of the best. For those who know more about beer… Well… they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water here. The culture towards beer is different from any other country thou. Here drinking beer during the evening, and even in the morning, is very normal. Another word of caution: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners just come to the city just to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Image source by Ken & Karen go around the world’s post.

Czech Republic is a hidden gem, truly a place to never forget. I am looking forward to return back someday.

Aside: This is my very first article in gitblog written recording every change with my NPM module git-as-dropbox. Take a look at the top bar to see how this article was written.

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for all mayor cities.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Prague in particular is architectural open book. Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was never bombed during the any of the World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and -with some route exceptions- at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I thing I also noticed was the large amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Many people find the announcement voices haunting-memorable for a some strange reason. Also, most people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

I hope they never align those pictures! It is like a Prague’s metro trademark.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited beer-tasting skills I could immediately know that Czech beer must be among the best of the best. For those who know more about beer… Well… they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water here. The culture towards beer is different from any other country thou. Here drinking beer during the evening, and even in the morning, is very normal. Another word of caution: Drinking beer is normal here, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs, some of whom believe foreigners come to the city just to get drunk and cause troubles.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It really surprised me to see lots of graffities in Prague. However these graffities have a different feeling. They are not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 8 safest country in the world. It is even safer than Switzerland. (Related: Five things you notice when you first arrive in Switzerland). Gaffities in Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree.

In my opinion the best graffities belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Read a bit about the library itself and a little bit about the story behind these drawings in this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being on the center of Europe you could find an airplane from London to Czechia in 20 dollars. This is not a typo, last minute flight seats inside Europe get as low as 8 dollars.

Image source by Ken & Karen go around the world’s post.

Czech Republic is a hidden gem, truly a place to never forget. I am looking forward to return back someday.

Aside: This is my very first article in gitblog written recording every change with my NPM module git-as-dropbox. Take a look at the top bar to see how this article was written.

eng 10 2020

Five things you notice when you first arrive in Czech Republic

Czech Republic is probably one of the most underrated destinations in the world. It has beautiful landscapes, great job opportunities especially in the area of engineering, a quite large expat community and amazing entertainment opportunities. In this article I write about the first five things you notice as soon as you arrive into Czech Republic.

1.- Cobblestones everywhere

The first thing you notice is that all streets are made of cobblestones and it looks beautiful. I have to say that I am not 100% sure that all cities in Czechia do the same but this holds true for all mayor cities.

prague-cobblestones

Image source here.

Prague in particular is architectural open book. Many times it happened to me that, while walking I would suddenly take a look back and see a beautiful scenery with castles and old buildings like taken out from a renaissance storybook. Many architectural gems from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era remain intact because the city was never bombed during the any of the World Wars.

2. A great public transportation service

Public transport runs flawlessly here. Not only that, it is also very affordable and it runs during day and -with some route exceptions- at night too. As in most of public transport systems in the EU there is no system to check that you really purchased a metro or bus ticket. A word of caution: Don’t try to trick the system like many travelers do! I thing I also noticed was the large amount of tourists using the metro without paying. Penalties for not purchasing the ticket go up to 1000 Czech Korunas. While 1000 CZK (around 50 USD) is not a huge amount of money, it is a lot for the usual price of a ticket (around 1 USD). So, trust me, and don’t even try it no matter how easy it is.

Prague’s subway metro system is interesting in a strange way. Many people find the announcement voices haunting-memorable for a some strange reason. Also, most people will get dizzy when going downstairs first-time. This happens because the pictures on the walls are angled, creating a strange affect of leaning forwards (when going down) or backwards (when going up). Here is a quick GIF of them which show more or less the effect:

Prague Metro dizzy effect

GIF obtained from Prague Morning’s video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiyDdtIbUY)

I hope they never align those pictures! It is like a Prague’s metro trademark.

3.- Really good beer

I am not a beer “connoisseur” but even with my limited good-beer/bad-beer tasting skills I could immediately know that Czech beer is amongst the best of the best. For those who know more about beer, they will enjoy the multiple choices and the fact that beer is actually cheaper than water here. The culture towards beer drinking is different from any other country, particularly when compared to America. Here, drinking beer during the evening, and even in the morning, is normal. However note that drinking beer is normal, being drunk is not. Being drunk is socially unacceptable across all Czechia. It is also very annoying for Czechs citizens, many of whom believe foreigners come to the city just to get drunk and cause troubles. Enjoy czech beer, within proper limits.

16 Places to Drink Craft Beer in Prague, Czech Republic - Jetsetting Fools  | Czech beer, Prague, Beer

Image from Best Craft Beer in Prague Guide article.

4. Lots of graffities (although not the kind you think about)

It was really surprised to see a lot of graffities in Prague. However these graffities had a different feeling. They were not the usual “fuck off” graffities that you would see in a bad neighborhood. Don’t be scared about the amount of graffities you will see since Czech Republic is the 10th safest country in the world, even above Switzerland and its five things you notice when you first arrive. Graffities across Czechia feel more like “revolution” graffities. Some of them are really impressive and even “intellectual” to some degree. Considering that Czech Republic is a pretty young country since the fall of the communist regime, it really gives graffities a special feeling, you can feel the struggle of the people.

The best graffities/drawings belong to the walls of the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihovna or just NTK for short).

FA ČVUT: CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture | Architecture, Prague,  Modern architecture

Image from NTK website.

If you are interested about the story behind the NTK drawings read this post about the National Technical Library.

5. A mix of cultures

Prague feels pretty much like New York City in the sense that it is a mix of many cultures converging into a single point at the same time. On any single day can easily meet people from at least 30 different countries. I may be wrong about this but I think there are even more diverse cultures in Prague than in New York City. This could be because of geographical reasons, being right on the center, Czech Republic is like the Central Square of Europe. Another reason for the huge convergence of people is the size of the country and the cities. Czech cities are rather small, you can pretty much walk whole Prague in 2 hours but that will feel like traveling to 10 different countries.

Image source by Ken & Karen go around the world’s post.

Czech Republic is a hidden gem, truly a place to never forget. I am looking forward to return back someday.

Aside: This is my very first article in gitblog written recording every change with my NPM module git-as-dropbox. Take a look at the top bar to see how this article was written.