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Prague

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:10 pm
by JP
Any experiences, tips, recommendations?

Going there next week, excited!

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:22 am
by loveliberate
I can offer you no direct assistance JP but please share what you find out & your experiences! I have heard very good things about Praha & would love to visit someday...

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:11 am
by baldy
Last time I went there I ended up at a loving hut :roll:
This place was good for lunch -> http://www.bohemiabagel.cz/home.php
Prague is a really cool place, do a walking tour from the old town square. Pack Kafka "The Trial" for reading while you are there.

Charles bridge and the area around it are packed with tourists, so walk across it early in the morning.
Try find this, it is a very cool piece of history -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lennon_Wall

The Kafka museum is not that amazing unless you are a real fan. Like wise the communist museum http://www.muzeumkomunismu.cz/ was also disappointing for me. I got a lot more information from the walking tour than the museums.

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:00 am
by JP
cheers for tips!

I am now armed with map printouts and Plans on the eating front, and the nightlife :D

will also try to check out some of the anarchist/far left centres, too bad the vegan one is not open when i am there :(

http://sale.s.cz

full report shall follow :)

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:28 pm
by loveliberate
One thing I was told is that in places with an english menu displayed, you will usually pay more for the same thing then you would if you used the Czech menu... ;)

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:17 pm
by kallefs
[quote="loveliberate"]One thing I was told is that in places with an english menu displayed, you will usually pay more for the same thing then you would if you used the Czech menu... ;)

That is actually a quite funny thing to do :)

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:11 pm
by Adena
[quote="kallefs"][quote="loveliberate"]One thing I was told is that in places with an english menu displayed, you will usually pay more for the same thing then you would if you used the Czech menu... ;)

That is actually a quite funny thing to do :)


:lol: Mean!

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:59 pm
by ultra_whippet
Well, I can totally recommend Country Life for it's awesome vegan selection:
http://www.countrylife.cz/restaurace-co ... hova-praha

When I went there I stayed in Pension Unitas, which is a decent and cheap hotel, but also notable as being a former secret police jail where Vaclav Havel was once held - you can even sleep in the same room where he was held.

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:53 pm
by ninearms
When I went to Prague I stayed in a hotel with a psychiatric hospital on the "secret" 13th floor. We were on the 12th. Which was interesting.

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:20 pm
by Linnéa76
[quote="loveliberate"]One thing I was told is that in places with an english menu displayed, you will usually pay more for the same thing then you would if you used the Czech menu... ;)

Do they still do that? Then maybe they're still pulling the trick where you order something from the menu, they ask if
you'd like some salad on the side, you get a tiny pile which you then get charged more for than what the main course cost!

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:05 am
by Gulliver
My friend Nicole used to live there and wrote a little guide on her blog: http://vegannomnoms.blogspot.co.uk/2009 ... guide.html

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:37 am
by JP
what an awesome city! Very beautiful and interesting. Ended up having a relaxed visit, no rush to anything, hardly anything scheduled.

Food wise was very well fed, put on weight during the trip :D Funny enough only went to weird religious cult places :lol: supreme master, krishna, 7th day adventists...

Went to the Vegan City Fast food first, awesome supreme dudes run chinese food with tons of meaty stuff and big portions. Their sushi was amazing and so were... nah cant remember, solid stuff anyway.

Also visited the 7th day adventist run Country Life, healthier more whole food approach, but amazing spread of food paid by weight. Ate myself silly. (+ cake)

Another supreme folks run place, loving hut, was found in a posh shopping mall right next to my hotel, tidy place full of regular people eating fully vegan food - nice sight :) Went here three times because it was next to the hotel and it had about 12 dishes i wanted to try anyway. (+ cake). Again, sushi was amazing, so was some kind of meaty fried balls with chips and mayo sauce, and many other very very meaty dishes (+ cake).

gobal, the krishna chanters place near prague castle, had nice curry and eat as much as you can, and i did.

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:46 am
by knackers
[quote]gobal, the krishna chanters place near prague castle, had nice curry and eat as much as you can, and i did.


LMFAO at that sentence

We have one of those Loving hut cult places down the road here in Melbourne, they're ok. Just don't ask for a dish free of mock meat because they will give you a double serving of it instead.. :lol:

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:36 pm
by ORLYLOL
Looks like I'm late to the party, but my wife and I went to a place in 2009 that I can't seem to find now on the net. It looks like a lot of stuff has opened up since we were there so I'm excited to check it out when we go back next year.

Re: Prague

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:33 pm
by Twoism
Went to Prague earlier this month with a couple of omnivorous friends. Had a great time but I was really unorganised and wish I'd read this thread first! I had no idea there were so many vegan options when it came to eating out. I did manage to find a good vegan meal at most restaurants we dined at (infact I ate more vegetables in those three days than I had in the entire week ealier :oops: ). Feels a bit like a missed opportunity now. I would definitely go again, hopefully within the next couple of years. Didn't actually check out any museums so I'll have plenty to do next time. We were happy to wander, take in the sights and sit down for an alcoholic beverage every hour or so. We went on a free guided tour from the old square, worth every penny! We gave a tip of course :)