Since the Czech Republic emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, many have had the fantasy of drinking cheap beer in Prague among the stunning architecture and hearty food. And there are still plenty of places to get a drink in the country’s capital, but you may encounter a good number of people who have the exact same fantasy you do. That’s not to say you shouldn’t visit the Czech beauty — it’s just saying you may want to find some places to get away from the crowds.

There are a great many day trips you can take outside the city. The Bohemian part of the country is rich with rolling hills and red-roofed structures, and speeding through it by train feels every bit the college Euro-trip you’ve always imagined. It’s also a popular place to go and teach English, if you’re looking to work abroad somewhere interesting. In other words, those who come here often want to stay awhile.