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Located on the Bohemian region, a skyline under the spell of beauty — this is Prague. Book a flight to Prague and...
Take a walk and find Hanging Freud...
...In one of the streets that surround the Old Town Square. This is the medieval centre where you’ll find the astronomical clock tower and Jan Hus’ statue. And before exploring the figures of Charles Bridge, visit Wenceslas Square and also Josefov, the jewish quarter with an impressive cemetery.
See the other margin of the Vltava
In Malá Strana ("lesser town") the charms goes on. These animated streets will take you to the famous Castle of Prague and the monumental St. Vitus Cathedral. And after checking the baroque St. Nicholas church, it’s time for Franz Kafka Museum. After all, the great writer is Prague's most known historical citizen.
Culture and Business
Make sure you have your citizen’s card or passport and boarding pass with you. Depending on your country of origin, arrange your visa or other required documentation well in advance.
The climate is temperate with mild and humid summers and cold and also wet winters.
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Geography and Politics
The Czech Republic is located in central Europe and is a member of the European Union. It is a unitary parliamentary constitutional republic, in which the president is the head of state and the prime minister is the head of government.
Tips and Payment
The local currency is the Czech koruna (CZK). It is good practice to tip around 10% if you are satisfied with the service provided. Not all businesses accept credit cards, so it's best to always be prepared and have some cash in your pocket.
Language and expressions to memorize
The official language is Czech. Here are some useful words: "Dobrý den!" = Hi; “prosím" = please; "Děkuji" = thank you; "Promiňte" = sorry.
What to do
Czechs usually do not like confrontation and often opt for an indirect approach in business. Be patient if negotiations move at a slower pace than you are accustomed to.
What not to do
Do not be late for business meetings. Punctuality is extremely important when you are doing business.
What to wear
Opt for a conservative and formal look for work meetings. Suit and tie, or suit with skirt or pants for women will always be the most appropriate option.
When meeting someone for the first time, greet him or her with a firm handshake and a direct stare. If you are invited to someone's house, bring a bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers to show your appreciation. It is considered normal to remove your shoes when entering the house of a Czech.