So I’ve included a few places/things to check out to make sure that you enjoy your stay in Prague both during and after the course. I know you’ll be very busy during the course, but I just wanted to send this out so you can reference it. I’ve also included a list of recommended places around here to study and get work done. For a lot of these things, you can get a real feel for the local culture and don't even need to leave your home base of Prague 9!
A popular weekend destination is Kutna Hora: http://www.kutnahora.cz/ - known for the famous “Bone Church” – courses often take a weekend trip there.
Karlstejn Castle makes for a good day trip http://www.hradkarlstejn.cz/
Dresden is only 2 hours away as well, so if you're ahead of the game in your lesson planning and assignments, its easy to catch a bus there!
Gyms – I’m a big fitness enthusiast, and these are the places I’ve joined since living here
Hara Gym - http://www.hara-gym.cz/ - right across the street – sometimes dubbed by TEFL students as “The Monster Gym” – quite affordable
SC Palmovka (the cheapest, but it also feels like I'm working out inside of a day care center) - http://scpalmovka.cz/
Hit Fitness Flora (the best I've been to but also the most expensive at 1020 CZK per month) - http://www.hitfit.cz/
Prague Racing circuit - http://www.runczech.com/index.php/cs/home_page - some great, scenic races here!
Good local restaurants
Restaurace Cortez – right next door – has some good Czech food, cheap beers, and a cheap lunch menu. Our August course even referred to Cortez as "the office" since they've planned so many lessons and collaborated so much here
Restaurant behind the school – not sure what it’s called, but it’s very affordable, and very Czech, and right behind the school
Restaurace Klid – this was a favorite of the October course. http://www.klidpopraci.cz/ - just make a right out of the school, keep walking until you reach the trams, and then take a left. It will be on the right hand side after about a 3 minute walk
The “Pizza Place” – each class loves going to the “Pizza Place” or also sometimes called “The Italian Place” by classes. Go to the tram tracks, make a right near the Raiffeisenbank, and you’ll see it and some other places on your left hand side.
U Sebestiana - http://www.usebestiana.cz/
About a 5 minute walk from the school. The food isn't bad, and they have a variety of beer including two of my favorite: Staropramen Nefiltrovany and Velvet. And for those of you who enjoy beer that tastes like fruit and sunblock, they also have Hoegarden on tap!
www.dpp.cz – my number one site for getting around in Prague. So helpful!
cvmkr.com – custom CV’s that you can get creative with
Novy Smichov Mall – Yellow line to Andel - They have a good sporting goods store here
Palac Flora – Yellow line to Mustek, and then transfer to the green line (Flora)
Galerie Fenix – right here in Vysocany! Just make a right out of the school and you’ll see it on the left hand side
Arkady Pankrac (has a good grocery store here) – Yellow line to Florenc, and then transfer to the red line (Pankrac). You can knock out your jeans, shoes, and grocery shopping in one convenient trip!
Harfa Galerie – Yellow line metro to Ceskomoravska stop