My Czech Experience...
Highs: Making it out to Cesky Krumlov; visiting the ossuary church in Kutna Hora; exploring
Prague without feeling the need to follow a guidebook.
Lows: I can't think of any.
Best Moment: Cesky Krumlov and being on the Charles Bridge before the masses of people were
Smells: Hot dogs and sausages being sold on the street.
Sounds: Bands playing on the street; people cheering on their teams in the World Cup in the main
square in Prague; concert in the Spanish Synagogue in Prague.
Sights: The ossuary church in Kutna Hora; Cesky Krumlov; Charles Bridge at sunrise and sunset;
going to a concert.
Tastes: Apple strudel; some good local wines; 'Budvar' beer while watching World Cup; goulash;
Purchases: A cheap pair of sunglasses.
Street Food: Sausages; beer.
Fun Food Finds: Haven't seen anything too interesting or different in the grocery stores.
Western Companies Out Here: This is basically the western world out here. You can find
high-end designer stores (in Josefov), McDonald's and KFC, H&M, etc.
Other General Info...
Visa needed? No.
Type of currency? Czech crowns. About 25 make up $1 US.
Transportation: Train. I got a cochette in an overnight train from Krakow.
Things the Czech Republic Is Known For: Bohemian glass and crystal; marionette
puppets; amber and garnets (I'm assuming since they're sold everywhere here); beer.
Religion: Catholic (the majority).