This guide to Prague with only the best stuff (100 pages) was published in June of 2019 by Wild Cat Pictures in Motion. The book takes you to Prague. Melissa read Honest Guide Prague and loved it; it wouldn't be on our site if she didn't recommend it.
This scrappy guidebook with a quirky, friendly design is your local escort to all the best stuff to do in Prague. From the funky must-ride paternoster elevator to ‘secret’ cocktail bars and the best places for Czech grub, this is the book for travelers who want to hobnob with locals.
Author Janek Rubeš is a reporter, vlogger, and director who was named in the 2016 Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list. He and his creative partner (and friend) Honza Mikulka, are known as ‘the patron saints of Prague tourism.’
You can hear and see their recommendations on Honest Guide, their very entertaining YouTube channel — and this book consolidates some of their favorite places in one handy manual you can easily tuck into your backpack. Reading it is like having Janek talk you through the streets of Prague with his signature humor and obvious affection for his home city.
Each recommendation includes a full-page color photo, and there are a handful of charming illustrations — by Eliška Podzimková — that give the guide a very personal, handmade feel. This is the exact opposite of corporate, one-size-fits-all tourism, and we are 100% here for that.
How to buy: You can order this book online and have it delivered to your hotel, so it’s waiting for you at the start of your Prague adventures.
We love Prague and hate Prague. Prague is beautiful and ugly, empty and overcrowded, cheap and overpriced… all at the same time! It doesn’t only have two faces, it has more than a million… We were all born and raised in Prague and have tried to discover as much of it as we could every day since the day we were born. — Janek Rubeš
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