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“A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.”

Czech Proverb.

I recall fondly my first few trips to the Czech Republic, shortly after the Velvet Revolution. Prague/Prag/Praha was a true ex-pat heaven in those days…the counter-culture was amazing, spirits were *ahem* high and the beer was unbelievably wonderful and ridiculously cheap.

There was no “closing time” for most places and we rarely slept when it was dark out. Restaurants and student hotels were a fraction the cost of Western Europe…and the “expensive” clubs in town were charging the equivalent of 40 cents for a 1/2 liter of the finest local pilsner…and the smaller places were literally 4-5 cents.

If any of you were there, and you recall Prague Sports Bar, Lapa Rogue, or Disko Lavka, gimme a shout. I’m pretty sure Jo’s is still there, just beyond Karluv Most…at least it was on my last visit.