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Find that elusive Prague beer

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Find that elusive Prague beer
To give yourself a bit of a Christmas treat this year - and perhaps to get yourself into the festive spirit - a stay in a Prague hostel may be a great idea. According to one traveller, the city is holding a beer-related secret very close to its chest and only those in the know will be able to force a disclosure.

One traveller - Evan Rail of the New York Times, to be precise - has told of his travails in the search for the most elusive beers of them all - Czech craft beverages that are apparently nearly impossible to find anywhere in Prague except for in Obzerstvi, a city pub whose name, aptly enough perhaps, translates into 'gluttony'.

Those who are also ale aficionados may like to know that Mr Rail managed to find this public house by travelling around on the number 271 bus through "Bohemian countryside" that included "beech forests, duck ponds and scrubby hills", although that was all that was said regarding his journey - clearly he too wants to guard the secret well.

However, he did offer up a vague description of the tavern, saying that its sign hung on a "stumpy brick building overshadowed by apartment blocks", so keep your eyes well peeled for that when you're on the hunt.

And just in case you don't manage to locate this magical-sounding pub, making a pit stop at Prague's Christmas markets might also prove fun and worthwhile, particularly when it comes to buying presents for your loved ones. According to Easier Travel, the stalls are quite quiet, which means it's easier to make purchases.

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