Trebon: Yellow Lampposts and Czech Fly Paper

South of Prague but a world away, Trebon offers a glimpse of traditional Eastern Europe

The band plays on in a small-town Czech bar few tourists would think to frequent. (Courtesy of Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door)

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I could have gone to an American-style hotel bar and nursed a drink while looking out at the pretty town square. I’d have had crisper service and more choices on the menu. And the chairs would have been certainly been more comfortable. But by venturing away from the high-rent zone and the places with English menus and dodging a few vigorous string bass bows and swinging fly paper canisters, I stumbled onto memories that colored my Czech experience vividly.

For all the details on Trebon, please see Rick Steves' Prague & the Czech Republic.

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