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Posted: 3/23/2006 7:37:40 AM EDT
Going to heading out to Prague on vaction and am wondering what to do when I get there....

I have heard that Absenthe is legal there? Is this true? What other things should I do there before I leave?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:41:06 AM EDT
Hookers!!!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:43:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rock7:
Hookers!!!

and BLOW!!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:59:11 AM EDT
But I can do all those things at home!

I have heard they have hash bars like in Amsterdam....true?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:11:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 8:58:56 AM EDT by Cato]
By no means the only thing to do in this wounderful city - but if, this may help:
http://www.escort.cz/
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:12:19 AM EDT
Interesting site about Prague (city beat)

Top Prague Attractions:
1. Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)
2. Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad)
3. Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti)
4. Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock (Staromestska Radnice)
5. Jewish Quarter (Josefov)
6. Old Town (Stare Mesto)
7. St. Vitus Cathedral (Chram svateho Vita)
8. National Theater (Narodni divadlo)
9. Estates' Theater (Stavovske divadlo)
10. Museum of Communism

as well as checking out
* Hradcany
* Mala Strana
* Petrin Hill


Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:13:13 AM EDT
Whatever you do, make sure you

Hit It!!!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:20:09 AM EDT
AND POST PICS??!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:21:13 AM EDT
I was in Germany for a night, and the strippers/hookers we were hanging out with were from CZ. They were absoultly gorgeous! We might have hookers here at home, but nothing like what they have in Eastern Europe!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:33:40 AM EDT
Have you seen HOSTEL yet?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:35:28 AM EDT
Waiting till I get back to see HOSTEL.....
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:36:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 8:37:32 AM EDT by RABIDFOX50]
Isnt Kisara from there?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:56:41 AM EDT
I think we got some CZ members.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:59:17 AM EDT
Many hookers and much blow....
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:52:13 AM EDT
So I should just goto the center of town and Scream "I need some BLOW!"
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:53:58 AM EDT
Absynthe is indeed legal there... even if I can't spell it.


- BG


Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:56:17 AM EDT


Absynthe is indeed legal there... even if I can't spell it.


What's it called there so I can ask for it at the bar....and is it something to just ask for? Or is it semi under the table?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 10:04:42 AM EDT
I can't find a translation of the name, but just show this photo and I'm sure you'll find it!

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 10:09:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 10:12:50 AM EDT by Cato]
Whats so special about Absinth? An American friend had to ship
three bottles home! Here in Austria its called "Grüne Fee".
Found that at wikipedia:

Czech, or "bohemian" absinth

Often called Bohemian-style, Czech-style, anise-free absinthe or just absinth (without the 'e'), bohemian absinth is produced mainly in the Czech republic where it gets its Bohemian moniker. It doesn't contain anise, fennel or many of the other herbs normally found in the more traditional absinthes produced in countries such as France and Switzerland, and can be extremely bitter. Often the only similarity with its French and Swiss counterparts is the use of wormwood and a high alcohol content, and for all intents and purposes it should be considered a completely different product. In most cases, Czech- or Bohemian style absinths are not distilled spirits, but rather high-proof alcohol or vodka which has been cold-mixed with herbal extracts and artificial colouring.

Since there are currently few legal definitions for absinthe, producers have taken advantage of its romantic associations and psychoactive reputation to market their products under a similar name. Many Czech-style producers heavily market thujone content, exploiting the many myths and half-truths that surround thujone even though none of these types of absinth contain enough thujone to cause any noticeable effect. It is claimed absinth has been produced in the Czech Republic since the 1920s. The Hills company even claims they use the same eighty year old recipe. There is no evidence to support either claim. [7] As far as anyone can tell, Czech absinth is a modern product originating in the 1990s.

The Czech or Bohemian-style absinth lacks many of the oils in absinthe that create the louche (the cloudy effect which occurs when you add ice water to the drink) and a modern ritual involving fire was created to take this into account. Typically, absinth is added to a glass and a sugar cube on a spoon is placed over it. The sugar cube is soaked in absinth then lit on fire. The cube is then dropped into the absinth setting it on fire and water is added till the fire goes out, normally a 1:1 ratio. The crumbling sugar can provide a minor simulation of the louche seen in traditional absinthe and the lower water ratio enhances effects of the high strength alcohol.

It is sometimes claimed that the Czech/Bohemian ritual which involves fire is old and traditional, this is however false. This method of preparing absinth was in fact invented in the 1990s as a marketing stunt but has since been accepted by many as historical fact, largely because this method is featured in several contemporary movies. It should be noted that amongst many of the more traditional absinthe enthusiasts this method of preparing absinthe is looked down upon and seen as little more than cheap theatrics designed to impress tourists. The Czech ritual
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 10:29:43 AM EDT
Wait until the weather is warm or you will find out what all the home coal heaters do to your nose and lungs.

Plan on spending all your money in crystal shops. At the very least pick up a chandelier or two. Walk along the river, visit an old cathedral. If you drive anywhere carry a ton of extra cash for the middle of nowhere speed traps. They will pull you over in the next little village and ask you to pay your $200 fine on the spot.

Carry your passport and hotel address and phone number with you at all times. The cops will be asking for it several times a day.

Maybe you can get a tour of the CZ factory?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 10:49:12 AM EDT


At the very least pick up a chandelier or two.


How am I going to get that home?


Walk along the river, visit an old cathedral.


I plan on it! Hotel is in the center of the city!


Carry your passport and hotel address and phone number with you at all times. The cops will be asking for it several times a day.


Stories?

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 11:20:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mcnielsen:
Whatever you do, make sure you

Hit It!!!



87 times


Sorry, had to
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 11:24:33 AM EDT
My wife's from there. Great shooting ranges!

The Czechs are really cool and into their shooting.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 11:27:46 AM EDT
I hear they've got some really convincing shemales...
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:57:37 PM EDT
uhhh,..
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:03:34 PM EDT
I know guys are only kidding but stay away from drugs, if you get busted the US State dept. will not help you out, that along with underage prostituion. As long as hookers are over 18 it is legal.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:07:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WS4LIF:

Absynthe is indeed legal there... even if I can't spell it.


What's it called there so I can ask for it at the bar....and is it something to just ask for? Or is it semi under the table?



Yeah just straight up ask for it. Its right there behind the bar in all of its green glory. Not under the table at all.

I was in Prague a few summers ago, for an international conference, along with about 80 other American college students, we would pretty much clean them out of absinthe.

I wanted to check out the Spearmint Rhino while I was there ("classy" strip club), but I couldn't get anyone to go with me, even on my birthday!

Brian
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:25:27 PM EDT

Spearmint Rhino


Thats in Vegas too/??
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:30:40 PM EDT
I heard that Prague is the party capital of the world.

Just passing on what I heard.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:32:57 PM EDT
so what's so special about absinthe?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:41:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
so what's so special about absinthe?



Wormwood gives a slightly different type of intoxication, and it's also really, really strong. It's slightly mind altering, but it won't send you on a crazy trip like "Fear and Loathng in Las Vegas". Make sure you get the real absinthe and not absinth. Can't tell the difference? The second one drops the "e" and retains the taste (which is like listerine) but skips on the the good stuff which makes everything glow green.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:24:08 PM EDT
How am I going to be able to tell difference when I ask?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:26:03 PM EDT
Why did you tell me CZ was part of your trip....

A good friend her ein town is a CZ military historian and has been MANY times. I am certain he woulsd have some suggestions!!!

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:39:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2006 6:45:53 AM EDT by triage1998]
God I miss PRAHA.


Spent 9 weeks of drinking and fornicating with a sweet little Swedish chickysnack named Helena. Worked in a bar called the Praha sports club (thats where I met her). I doubt its still there.

Go to the Charles bridge and on each side of it and below it there are some great bars. Sit in a cafe and people watch and enjoy the moment.

+1 what cheaptrickfan said

I was there in 94, a couple years after the "velvet revolution". My God, beer and food were cheap,cheap,cheap.

There are alot of American expats there. In 94 they had 30,000 Americans working in the city. I'm sure that number has changed since then.

Btw it is now the Porn capital of the world

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:42:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cheaptrickfan:

Originally Posted By Rock7:
Hookers!!!

and BLOW!!

Always an ARFcom favorite!!!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:07:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cape_hunter:
Why did you tell me CZ was part of your trip....

A good friend her ein town is a CZ military historian and has been MANY times. I am certain he woulsd have some suggestions!!!




Let me guess.....goto the CZ factory!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:42:09 PM EDT
Maybe you can find that old factory from the movie "Hostel"?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:49:12 PM EDT
Tag, may be going this fall.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:01:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 8:03:38 PM EDT by Cape_hunter]

Originally Posted By WS4LIF:

Originally Posted By Cape_hunter:
Why did you tell me CZ was part of your trip....

A good friend her ein town is a CZ military historian and has been MANY times. I am certain he woulsd have some suggestions!!!




Let me guess.....goto the CZ factory!



....and small arms museum, and military museum, and air museum and historic locations....
He was hte one I told you about that took the photos from a military history book and found all the
places the photos were taken from and did a BEFORE and AFTER book. VERY cool stuff!

IIRC, machine guns and silencers are not regulated the same in CZ, should be able to dig up good info!!

Also any CZ 27 holster/part/lititure/knick knack you bring back that is real milsurp I have a buyer for!!!!


CH
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:04:17 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:44:44 PM EDT
Cool...I'll have to find some firearm places....
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:54:46 PM EDT
Tagged, been thinking of going there for next spring break of all things

Link Posted: 3/24/2006 6:20:36 AM EDT
I have heard Prague just to be really cheap....is it still? The hotels Im staying at are not.
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