Tourist Trap Services

While you wander around the lovely city of Prague, you may start to notice the overabundance of currency exchange offices. This is just one example of a service establishment that capitalizes on naïve tourists daily. The majority of these offices are betting on ripping you off, as are certain taxi services and many more establishments. If you wish to be an informed tourist that cannot be ripped off, please read on.

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