November 12, 2021
There are some damn beautiful women here— definitely not what I expected to find behind the former Soviet Union's "iron curtain". Prague is a nice-looking city because it escaped the ravages of WWII and preserved much of its architecture.
In the Czech Republic, you will find a lot of different kinds of girls. There are red-heads, blondes, and brunettes, all with cool accents who say things like, "Vere are you from? and Vould you like to drink a beer?" Speaking of accents, I'll mention now that Prague is really the only city in the Czech Republic where you can find gorgeous women who can speak English, so unless your foreign language skills are top-notch, stick around the capital.
The problem with the Czech Republic is that it is full of joker, want-to-be-flower-children, never-worked-a-day-in-my-life, I-want-to-go to Prague-and-find-myself Americans who moved here when Communism fell in 1989. They were drawn by the high standard of living at a low price and haven't left since. They call themselves YAP's for Young Americans in Prague. Fortunately, these guys haven't totally ruined the image some Czech chicks have of foreign men, yet, but they are damn close. The worst offenders are the matchmaker agencies that popped following the Soviet occupation, as they did in Russia. They offer to find you a Czech or Russian wife for a fee. They actually have whole catalogs full of pictures and biographies of women, who basically will marry any foreign squid to get out of Eastern Europe and be able to live and work in a wealthier western country.
Although things aren't as cheap as they used to be, Prague has a unique combination of great women and great beer. In fact, most serious beer drinkers will tell you that the beer in the Czech Republic is cheaper and better than anywhere else in the world, even Germany. This in and of itself is enough of a reason to Czech it out. If you like to stand around a bar to drink and hit on beautiful, Eastern European women, you will be as happy as a clam.
The best places to go in Prague during the day are the Charles Bridge, Old Town, Jan Hus, Vaclavske nam and Na prikope which are the big pedestrian, entertainment, and shopping districts. You may not like this scene if you're not into the hippie-want-to-be vibe, but it's worth a look-see.
Prague's nightlife is hampered by the fact that many of the clubs here open and close in a blink of an eye depending on what various city officials think of the owner or its clientele, or more accurately, how much the owner is willing to bribe the official. Much of Prague's nightlife centers on Nam Republiky and Norodni Tr. Try Jam on Stefanikoua, Jo's Bar on Malostranske Namesto, Slovanska Hospoda on Na prikope or Europa Cafe on Vaclavske Namesti early on. My favorite place to go is the Bunkr on Lodeckra. Try your luck at Radost FX on Belehradska, a fancy-schmantsy club for this part of the world, Lavka on Gula Gula Club on Betlemske nam, or the Roxy on Dlouha.
Hungary hands down has the most beautiful women in Eastern Europe, and like the Czech Republic, there is a great variety too. It's hard to type cast the typical Hungarian girl. About the only thing they have in common is that they tend to be very beautiful, rivaling the women of Spain and Holland. And oh those damn sexy accents.
Fortunately, many of the young people in Hungary speak English, because they can make money off of the millions of tourists who visit their country each year if they do. And thank God they do. Their language is as hard to learn as the Asian languages if you're used to speaking English or one of the Latin-derived, Romance languages. If you speak German you are all set, as almost everyone considers this the second language of Hungary, although it will soon be overtaken by English.
Following the Soviet occupation, which ended in 1989, the Hungarians found themselves almost totally and completely dependent on tourism to support their economy and obtain cold, hard, western currency. Thousands of businessmen from the West infiltrated this country looking for opportunities to make money in subsequent years, and they found them. A walk through downtown Budapest would convince anyone that McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and MTV have taken over this part of the world. Consequently, resentment grew among the Hungarians who felt that the infiltration of Western culture, language, and business into their country was bad for the Hungarian people. It's a catch 22; They realize that they need the West in order to prosper economically in the future, but they resent the fact that they do and wish they could reclaim their country and cultural identity from the multitude of foreigners who have come here.
You may ask what the hell this has to do with you. Well, this attitude may affect you in your efforts to meet girls in Hungary. Be sympathetic and understanding, but not spineless. This will give you the best chances. Don't cop a "Don't you wish you were me" attitude with the Hungarian girls (this goes for the Czech girls as well, smart guy).
As in the Czech Republic, there are often two prices for goods and services in this country: one, which the locals pay, and another, which the tourists pay. That gets to be annoying after a while, especially in the bars and restaurants. But it is still cheap as hell to eat, sleep, and party. Ice cream and vodka practically cost pennies in Hungary. That's about the only beneficial legacy of the Soviet occupation. They kept the price of these items low to keep the masses happy. It's amazing what dessert, a good buzz and a few divisions of armored tanks can do to keep people smiling.
The only big city worth going to in Hungary is Budapest. Most of the best places to be are on the cosmopolitan Pest side of the Danube River in Districts 5 and 6, although there are very good places to hang out in other districts. The day game takes place in the shopping districts of Vaci Utca and Vorosmarty.
This place does not have the outrageous party atmosphere that many other larger cities further west do, however, if you ask the locals and keep your eyes and ears open, you will be sure to find some awesome girls hanging at a few of Budapest's favorite nocturnal haunts. Oh, and don't worry about finding accommodations. The hucksters practically assault you as soon as you get off the train. Their job is to find you a place to stay.
If you are here in the summer you may find yourself staying at one of the universities whose dormitories double as youth hostels from late June through August. There is sure to be some local Hungarian girls around. Get to know them and ask where everyone's going.
The best bars and clubs to hang out in the early evening are Cafe Mediterranean and Incognito on Liszt Ferenc Ter and the Irish Cat and Museum Cukraszada on Museum Korut. Later head to Morrison's Music Pub on Revay ut, Yes on Hegedus Gyola utca, Alkotas Presszo on Alkotas ut, and the seedy titty bar/whore house Barbados on Vaci utca in District 5.
Late night on a weekend you have to check out Tilos on Mikszath Kalman ter, Bahahof and Dreher Jakekterem on Vaci ut in District 13, Bamboo on Dessewfly utca, Hully Gully on Apor Vilmos ter and Aztec on Mozsai" utca.
Just a quick note; definitely do not miss the world-famous Hungarian bath houses. These places, like their Japanese rivals, are unbelievable.
As in any city in Eastern Europe, be careful when riding in a cab. The cab drivers are notorious for taking dumb, drunk foreigners for a ride to rid them of the forints that are basically worthless outside of this country's borders. Also as in other Eastern European countries, there is an organized Mafia who tends to frequent many of the clubs here in Budapest. Although formidable at times, these guys pale in comparison to their counterparts and mentors in Los Angeles, Miami, or New York City. Try not to piss them off just the same. I hear Hungarian prisons are just about as charming as those in Mexico.
What can I say about this country? WOW! The most beautiful women I have ever seen in my life live here. Let me say that again. The most beautiful women I have ever seen in my life live in Ukraine. I have no idea what they feed the women here, but whatever it is, we need to figure out how to bottle and sell it. I literally was falling in love every 30 seconds walking around the capital of Kyiv or the beach town of Odessa.
One problem though - they are typically NOT friendly. This country existed behind the “Iron Curtain” for decades and as such, they are very wary of strangers, foreigners, and people that they don’t know in general. If you don’t speak Russian or Ukrainian, you may be shit out of luck. The girls by the Universities sometimes do speak English, and English is becoming more and more common, but it still can be difficult.
One thing I really love about Ukraine is that the women here really put their best foot forward at all times. They may not be very wealthy, but they are stylish. They may only have two nice dresses or outfits and one nice pair of high heels, but they will wear them every day, wash them that night and wear them again the next day. There isn’t a bad tattoo, bad piercing, or ragged pair of jeans and a sweatshirt anywhere within a thousand miles of this place. All self-respecting Ukrainian women are in high heels and dresses, with perfect hair and makeup, every damn day. It’s just awesome.
This country is hella cold and grey most of the year, so go in the spring or summer when the girls are out and about and in better moods because of the weather.
Odessa in the summertime is a must. There is a promenade by the Black Sea lined with bars and clubs, my favorite of which is called Ibiza. I am telling you that from Wednesday through Saturday, it is as good or better than Miami when I lived there in the heydays from 2000 to 2003. Unbelievable, outrageous, incredible are the only words I can use to describe it, BUT you are going to have challenges communicating so BE PERSISTENT! Like the Russian girls, the women expect you to be a man. If you like a girl, try, try and try again to see if she will eventually give you the time of day.
For a little change of pace from the more westernized countries of Eastern Europe try the rest of this area of the world, which is less traveled by foreigners. Polish women are gorgeous and Poznan, the college town equivalent of Austin, TX, is full of them. Early September each year the place is packed with newbies looking for new boyfriends. Bratislava in Slovakia anytime of year is good. Maribor is Slovakia’s Gainesville, FL. Just awesome. Zagreb in Croatia is worth a look-see, but Latvia may be better. Lavian and Lithuanian men are sparse as compared to other areas of Eastern Europe, due to war, so the ratios are always excellent. Finally, Romania is rumored to be the second easiest place in Eastern Europe to get laid - just after Russia.
If you are in Hungary in the summertime, head south of Budapest to check out Lake Balaton, a favorite vacation spot for the locals. You will find droves of beautiful Hungarian women here sunbathing and frolicking in the water. After a visit to this mountainous, summer wonderland, you will fully understand why the Soviets gave up East Germany so quickly and hung onto Hungary as long as they could.
Siofok is the largest beach town and where you are likely to run into the most attractive women. Hit up the beach during the day and the multitude of bars and clubs that line the waterfront day or night. Reminds me very much of the beach towns in Argentina.
Check out Keszthely, if you're sick of Siofok and find yourself wanting to linger longer.
I love this country. The food is good. Capitalism is thriving. The women are hot. And since the dudes here don’t take any shit from their women, they are generally well-mannered.
There is an extraordinary number of professional women here. To meet the non-professionals you will have to brush up on your Russian before you come. You will definitely need it.
Tveriskia is one of the main streets here and it leads to Red Square. You will see more Beamers and Mercedes here than anywhere else on earth, and the nicest Ferrari store anywhere in the world - Lenin must be turning over in his grave - they are literally hanging from the rafters.
There are lots of Western Hotels here which have English speaking staff. Often times you can hire them privately to go out with you and help you translate. Just make sure they are young, cool, and good with the ladies like you are.
Just walking around the town will give you more than ample opportunity to try out your Russian with the local women. Don’t be shy. They expect you to be bold and daring! Just don’t piss off any of the local, mafia-looking guys in the black suits who even have the remotest of chances to be with the chick you are talking to. There are no fights in Russia. Guys just know to walk away or risk getting killed.