Travel advice & practical information for travelogue:
'Bohemia, a paradise if you want peace and quiet'
Consular Department of the Embassy of the Czech Republic
26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London W8 4QY
Ambassade de la République tchèque en France
15, Avenue Charles Floquet
75007 Paris 07
18, rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris
Czech Consulate General in New York
1109 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10028
Post Offices: Mo-Fri 8 AM - 6 PM, Sat 8 - 12 AM
Opening hours of stores in the countryside are somewhat confusing, on some days they're open 8 AM - 6 PM, on other days only from 8 AM - 2 PM. On Saturdays somtimes until 11 or 12 AM. It's different in every town and sometimes also within one town. Make sure you take a look at the opening hours, to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Euro-Cart 1:300.000 appeared reasonably dependable. In specialized stores (and in the country itself, much cheaper, in bookstores) you can find maps of parts of the country, by Kartografick 'y Praha 1:100.000. These are extremely detailed and definitely the best choice.
Many travel organizations and individuals offer vacation homes and farmhouses. It is much cheaper to go on the off chance. If you travel by car and you park somewhere to take a stroll, you'll often find notes that offer accomodation.
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