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Where's The Next Prague?

by David Sturm

Most of the English-speaking expatriates who leave Prague simply return to their home countries. These include front men for multinationals whose mission was to set up a branch office and leave it with Czechs in charge, those with Czech blood who came seeking their roots and Jews for whom the city is the stuff of legend.

There are also, however, those leaving Prague whose business is the constant pursuit of greener pastures. What is the city that will play host to the next wave of nascent Hemingways, venture capitalists and footloose retirees?

Here is a rundown on the conventional wisdom among Prague's expats:

Best Bets

Could Be

No Way

(Originally appeared in The Washington Post.)

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