During my childhood, we always bought shoes made by Bata as they are cheap and easily found in anywhere in Malaysia. In fact we even thought it was a Malaysian brand. I had visited Prague on early Spring due to the business trip. I felt that Prague is quiet, relaxing and a nice city to chill. I love the food there be it traditional czech or western. The beer is also nice to drink and as cheap as drinking water.
I stayed in Clarion Congress Hotel Prague in district 9, 20 minutes from the city center by metro. It is very convenient as it is linked to Vysočanská metro station and shopping mall. Definitely recommend to stay here as it is quiet and safe in comparison with the hotels in city center.
The metro in Prague was easy to take and its network is simple, unlike other cities. It took me only 15 minutes or more to reach Mustek metro station in the city center. Just a block-walking-distance, there was the eye-catching Franz Kafka Monument. It is a statue of a Czech writer, Franz Kafka, made of stainless shiny steel, rotating itself periodically.
There must be a big spacious square in every city in Europe. Prague has the square as well -the Old Town Square. There was some booths for carnival sort of event in the center of square and I had tried some of its traditional snacks.
Just a few block walks from The Old Town Square, there is the famous Prague Astronomical Clock. It is installed since 1410, truly a very old clock in the street. Clock, clock , clock in the city!
On the far west side, there is a Charles Bridge built in 1357, only accessible by pedestrians now. There were street performers, portrait drawist and very very old statue that you can appreciate along the bridge. You can overview the Prague city at the another end.
Food in Czech is awesome especially for meat-eater. You should go to the dining restaurant for a proper meal and will never get disappointed and it is far more cheaper than west Europe restaurant.
Havelská Koruna – Czech traditional food with cheap price yet tasty in city center. You get a food tray and picking dishes (soups, meat, starch, desserts, drinks) you like and pay for it.
Steak with salty spinach.
U Hubatků – nice restaurant with special layout. I had a fried calf chop and potato
Czech dumpling – Pork stuffed in the bread and served with cabbage.
Pork ribs with special sauce.
The must-buy Czech national snack – Spa Wafer.It comes with chocolate or hazelnut filling.
I just spent few days in Prague but did not manage to visit other places due to the work. There are definitely more to see around. Looking forward to next visit to Prague again without work in my mind.