Outside Prague is a collection of reviews, tips and suggestions for people planning travel to the Czech Republic.
There are about a thousand web sites and guides offering information on Prague, but there are very, very few tackling the smaller cities, towns and Czech countryside in any detail. Actually, Outside Prague might be the only one.
Outside Prague articles about sites of interest or historic importance are intended for everybody, but with accommodation and transport, the focus is on options for budget travellers. With restaurants, bars and cafés, we explore the whole spectrum from grimy old bars with a cast of grey-haired regulars to the hippest new things in town. From old school wood-panelled restaurants with waiters in bow ties to newly opened self-serve cafeterias with vegan options. And dessert. Lots of dessert.
All reviews and articles are intended to supply information you can use to form a clearer idea of what you want to see and do on your trip. What’s possible and what’s not, tips, practicalities and any little quirks to watch out for. Maybe even how to save a little cash here and there.
My name is Greg. I’ve been living in the Czech Republic for about nine years and writing about it for six of those.
I started by answering questions on the Lonely Planet Thorntree forum and moved on to writing for IgoUgo, which is an excellent travel website focusing on quality writing and detailed reviews. I've been fortunate enough to receive their Photographer of the Year (2005) and Itinerary with Intellect (2008) awards, and in 2007 was inducted into their Hall of Fame.
In 2006 I sat the course and passed the exam to be a tour guide in the Czech Republic. One of the main subjects was history and I hope this will help me to illuminate the cities, towns and villages of the Czech Republic for you. It’s fascinating to know what people believed, what they feared, and who they were ruled by when they built things in a certain way.
I’m from Australia and will return to live there someday, but for now I really love living in the Czech Republic and travelling around as often as possible in my spare time. If you think my current travels might help your trip planning or are curious about seasonal events and festivals you’re welcome to check out The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks which is updated weekly.
I hope you’ll enjoy your travels in the historic lands of Bohemia and Moravia as much as I enjoy mine, and if this site helps that to happen then I’ll consider it a success.