• Posted:Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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Get off the beaten track in Prague

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Get off the beaten track in Prague
Exploring the main attractions in Poland is always a great experience, but when I was in my hostel in Prague one day I decided that I would venture off the beaten track and see what I could discover. The result of my little expedition was fantastic!

One of the regions I visited was where Vinohrady and Zizkov meets, which has also been a visiting point for the Globe and Mail's Wency Leung, who describes the former district as a "charming and prestigious residential neighbourhood, named after the vineyards that once populated the area".

It was certainly that - a really beautiful place and a shame that not a lot of people go there. But this is in contrast to Zizkov, which has seen an influx of English students and teachers in recent times.

And after all that walking you might be beginning to feel peckish. If so, then I urge people to pop down to Riegrovy Sady beer garden – which is east of Wenceslas Square - where individuals can visit an array of convenience stores or eateries and it will give you a chance to look at an authentic part of the city.

Ms Leung added: "You'll also find high-end wine bars, sleazy dives, specialty boutiques, thrift shops, chic salons and discount barbershops – and you'll get a sense of Prague as it's experienced by those who live there."

After filling up with some traditional Polish delicacies then there is the Riegrovy Sady park across the way, in which people will be able to take in picturesque views of Prague's skyline.

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