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Black Tourists In Prague

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Black Tourists In Prague

My Mother & I are spending some time together in Prague for quite some time come Spring 2013. I'm a little nervous since there's no way possible I could fit in, considering I am an African-American. I hear that most people are just curious more than they are "racist". Should I be worried? How are Blacks treated in Prague?

The trip is already booked, but I just want your input. I'm pretty excited nonetheless!

Jarvenpaa, Finland
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1. Re: Black Tourists In Prague

I just visited Prague, blacks are treated just like anyone else so i would not worry at all.

Edinburgh, United...
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2. Re: Black Tourists In Prague

I wouldn't worry plenty of blacks and asians about ,living there not just tourists, there are even a couple of black guys playing football for the local teams.There was a black guy serving at the Transport Kiosk last time I passed through the airport.

It is not an issue.

Prague, Czech...
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3. Re: Black Tourists In Prague

No problem at all. There have been Africans living in Prague since the 1970s when the communists offered them scholarships to study at Czech universities in order to help spread good socialist values to Africa. And one of the top TV announcers and celebrities, Rey Koranteng, is mulatto.

Prague, Czech...
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Well, I'll add a bit of real-life experience...a black (American) friend visited me a couple summers ago. In the center, the only thing unusual were some stares on the tram, things like that.

In the suburbs, a drunk man (in the middle of the afternoon) yelled "Negro" at us every 15 seconds on a 5-minute bus ride. It was just stupid, rather than dangerous.

In other parts of the CR, the curiosity manifested itself in more backwards/annoying ways, but again, nothing dangerous, just ignorant.

Washington DC...
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5. Re: Black Tourists In Prague

Thank you all so much for your stories/experiences/comments. Very helpful. I'm beyond ecstatic & I cannot stop researching the history & culture of Prague. I can't wait to spend time there.

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I am a black American tourist here right now and let me tell you sister, you wont have any problems. I am having the time of my life. Everyone has been very friendly. Enjoy your trip when it happens.

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