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Subject:  Trip report conclusions Date:  10/13/2012  5:17 PM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  648661 of 841089

Walking around Prague, you could be in any American city going by what the folks look like. There are a few exceptions: More Czechs have that Central European Slavic look, but by no means all. There are almost no minorities of color. There is a lot less obesity and a lot more smoking.

Speaking of bad habits, I was surprised that our server refused to bring me a vodka and tonic at a Czech restaurant one night, even though it was on the menu. We noticed the hard-liquor sections of menus at other restaurants had been covered up. And stores had empty shelves next to the wine and beer. Nobody I asked spoke good enough English to explain the situation, but I discovered this after we got home: