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Foodaholics in Prague – Top 3 Things You Should Know


Post 1989, Prague proclaimed itself as the city untouched by tourism. Shaking off its communist woes, the city was blissfully unaware of its future popularity as Central Europe’s top tourist hotspots. As time flew by, Prague became popular amongst budget travelers, expats and TEFL teachers who came to make money amidst post-Soviet growth.
Today, tides have changed as visitors from around the world travel to the city to unravel its Bohemian mysteries. No wonder, it is the sixth most visited city in Europe. Prague welcomes all kinds of tourists ranging from independent travelers to families. Although improved infrastructure has made it easier to explore Prague, there are still some points foodaholics need to consider before contemplating Prague holidays.

* Look beyond Czech food. Pork, beef, chicken or fish, the Czech cuisine can toss-up any meat to serve an array of delicious, rich sauce based dishes. Yes, they are delicious on the palate but traditional Czech food count as heavy carbs. Leave back your diet at the nutritionist’s clinic if you plane to wolf down serious heaps of goulash and dumplings. Whatever may be the case, it is certainly recommended to taste a few of these specialty dishes.

As in every other international city, Prague also boasts an array of international cuisines. French, Greek, Mediterranean, Chinese, Indian restaurants are available. They are not expensive and frequented by many locals.

* Look beyond Czech beer. The same could be said about the beer in Prague. The city has the highest per-capita rate of beer consumption in the world. Nearly, most of the traditional beers available are light or dark, the two most popular brands being Pilsner and Budweiser. But in recent years, Prague has spread its wings beyond traditional beer recipes and started experimenting with flavored banana and coffee beers. And when you want to emancipate yourself from beer visit the locales of Prague, famous for Czech wines from Moravia and Bohemia.

* Learn Czech language. It really helps when you visit Prague. The arrival of expats and English teachers has helped the city develop its love for the language. But on the outside of the city, many local people still do not know how to converse in English. You are not expected to rant fluent Czech but a few pleasantries in local language come in handy. Of course, knowing a little bit extra Czech will help you analyze the menu items in the native language.

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