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I'm done with my chemo and back on the move! We will be heading to Prague with my parents to celebrate this and my father's 70th birthday. Any recommendations on what to do? Where to eat (bonus points for vegetarian/vegan restaurants)? Day trips from Prague that are worth the time? We will be hitting up the main tourist attractions, so I'm looking for off the beaten path stuff.  Thanks!

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Nim no help with Prague but wanted to say I'm glad you're done with chemo and feeling well enough to get going again.  Way to go!  Jeff

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The most important thing to do in Prague is to eat Trdelnik at least 3 times a day....That's some seriously addictive stuff, I dream of it often,lol.  The best vegetarian place we found was called "Clear Head", just a 5 minute walk from the old town side of the Charles Bridge. It's very good and has a beautiful interior. We've been to Prague twice and have both times used a private guide there named Marketa who has a guide business called Caput Regni. She's a fantastic person, very reasonably priced and has a diverse range of tours. We had her set us up on a day trip to Kutna Hora to the Bone Church which is a "don't miss" and has other sights nearby, and had a stop on the way back at Cesky Sternberk castle, which we really enjoyed. If you contact Marketa, tell her Ed from Alabama sent you, she'll set you up. And congratulations on getting that chemo out of the way! That's fantastic! You'll love Prague, one of our favorite cities

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Thank you @gefe57.  It's been a long 7 months, but I feel extremely lucky! 

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Thanks @Ed4000!  I will definitely look into that guide. And thanks for the info on the restaurant. I am going to try it out :) 

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You'll love Clear Head! And even if you don't use Marketa, if you're on FB she has a great page there called "Praga Caput Regni", where she posts often about unusual corners of Prague and nearby places, historical photos, remembrances of her youth & childhood, etc. It's definitely worth following and I'd bet you'd pick up some unusual things you'd like to see.

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Thank you for the information!  I just checked out the page and the information is amazing. I am saddened that the John Lennon wall has been covered, as I know my parents wanted to go there. We are definitely goign to look into one of these tours :) 

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Czech is a small country and there are numerous places that you can go in Czech from Prague as day trips. 

 

On top of Kutna Hora Ed4000 recommended, I would recommend the following places:

 

Karlštejn Castle (Easy to visit from Prague)

https://www.barclaycardtravel.com/t5/Travel-Stories/Karlstejn-Castle-a-great-medieval-castle-near-Pr...

 

Český Krumlov (A bit far, but doable)

https://www.barclaycardtravel.com/t5/Travel-Stories/Pictureqsue-%C4%8Cesk%C3%BD-Krumlov/ba-p/2229567

 

Karlyvy Vary (A hot spring town)

https://www.barclaycardtravel.com/t5/Travel-Stories/Unique-Mineral-Water-Drinking-Cups/ba-p/2461460

 

By the way, here's my story about Kutna Hora's bone church

https://www.barclaycardtravel.com/t5/Travel-Stories/A-sanctuary-decorated-with-bones-and-skulls/ba-p...

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Thanks for the info @Botticelli!