LonelyPlanet.com’s Czech Republic pages rave about the country — its historic architecture (Prague is “the city centre is a mélange of stunning architecture, from Gothic, Renaissance and baroque to neoclassical, art nouveau and cubist”), its people (“a forthright people, proud of their heritage, but now confidently taking their place in a modern, united Eurpoe”) and certainly its beer (“the world’s best…!). The Czech Republic’s main tourist draw is Prague, and it deserves to be. The Czech political and creative capital is simultaneously historic and eager to embrace the future, feeling ancient and modern and yet unabashedly now in a way few cities in the world can muster. By all means visit the Czech Republic. Stay in the very international Prague for as long as you’re able, but venture out into the Czech medieval countryside too…then come back to Prague, and stay some more.