REPORTS PUBLISHED IN PREVIOUS TRANNY GUIDES
Belinda, a 39 year old TV from Inverness. I don't feel
that I am 100% convincing, but I try my hardest.
journey to Prague involved an early start. The taxi arrived
at 0530 to meet the Inverness to Aberdeen train at 0630.
My flight to Amsterdam took off at 1030. The connecting
flight from Amsterdam departed at 1630 C.E.T. getting
into Prague at 17:45.
had booked into a gay guesthouse - Haus Holiger, Pod Sychrovem
II/ 47, Praha 10 ( tel no. 00420 602 311 516). The guesthouse
has also a ‘sister’ establishment - Holiger’s Hotel. The
room cost was 1500 Czech Crowns (approx. £30) per night.
The guesthouse and hotel welcome tv's.
It was a lovely place, small - 8
rooms. The staff were very friendly. The guesthouse is
German owned and run and was clean and tidy. My room had
satellite tv, mini bar, en-suite bathroom + shower and
a lovely balcony. The guesthouse also does very reasonable
priced lunch and evening meals. Breakfast is included
in the price.
met a gay escort at a club and he stayed for a couple
of days - the hotel don't mind this and no extra charge
was incurred. Prague is a wonderful city, steeped in history.
The buildings in the old part of town are magnificent.
It is a sightseer's paradise. Horse and carriage and vintage
car tours of the city are available. Walking tours of
the city are also very popular along with mini cruises.
The Czech women are astoundingly beautiful. Walking down
the street you will see so many stunning women of all
ages you will be astounded. It seems to be a characteristic
of the Czech female race - tall, very slim and facially
extraordinarily beautiful. The weather when I was there
averaged about 30-35C - It was very hot.
cost of eating and drinking out is very reasonable - Czech
beer such as Budvar (original Budweiser) is about 60p
a glass. Czech wine is 150 Czech crowns (approx. £3) per
bottle. I had a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Czech people adore café life. It is similar to Paris,
they love to see and be seen in the pavement café bars
mobile phones at hand. Prague is also blessed? With Macdonald’s.
A word of warning - do not use Macdonald’s as a point
of reference when trying to get around as there are so
many of them.
is a very good under ground and Tram network which is
very cheap. I got caught out one day. My escort, Gabriel
(he was an angel) said locals do not have to pay. This
goes back to communist times when transport was 100% free
for all citizens. The cost is minimal 10 crowns (50 to
£). We took 3 trams and never paid. We took 2 underground
trains and never paid. As we were walking up to the underground
exit two Inspectors demanded to see our tickets. They
were very aggressive. Gabriel had to pay 400 crowns -
approx. £8. So it is not worth the risk, pay for a ticket.
Taxis in Prague are a bit suspect. It is best to phone
for one - the hotel will have several numbers. I will
illustrate what I mean. A journey from the centre of Prague
to the guesthouse averaged about 200 crowns when pre-booked.
One afternoon (entirely my fault) I suggested jumping
into a taxi home. The same journey cost 700 crowns - so
bar and shop personnel speak excellent English. I had
to resort to some pigeon German on a couple of occasions.
Surprisingly they had some British shops. Marks and Spencer's,
C&A (even though UK C&A are now closed) and Tesco. The
tesco was more than a supermarket, having about 4 floors
of clothes, electrical goods CD’s and videos along with
sports equipment. The shop in Prague is excellent and
shops accept VISA and MASTERCARD. I had a problem getting
cash out from ATM's using my UK bankcard, as in it would
not work there. Most machines take VISA ELECTRON.
Prague nightlife is amazing. Like other European cities
they tend not to go out until late 10pm. I went to two
clubs, there are undoubtedly more. The first night I went
out I headed for a gay club called Pinocchio’s, Selfertova
3, Praha 3 tel no. 420 222 710 773. I went dressed in
guy drag, as I wanted to see what the place was like.
I was no sooner over the threshold, ordering a drink at
the bar when a tall Czech guy (Gabriel) who did not speak
very good English chatted me up. We settled for German
- I can just about get by in German. I bought him a drink,
just being neighbourly. When we got chatting a told him
I was a Travesti (TV). He just laughed his head off at
that and kept looking me up and down, shaking his head.
We had a good laugh. He said he would come along to my
guesthouse the next day. As I left, I though he will never
turn up, but he proved me wrong and appeared the next
night we went out to another club - I got dressed in my
finery. Gabriel suggested going to the Aqua Club 2000
- a tv club. This sounded perfect. The address is Husitska
7, Praha 3 - tel. No. 02 62783468. Gabriel got this one
a bit wrong. It was a tv show club. On the same grounds
as Funny Girls in Blackpool. The tv’s performing were
stunningly beautiful and bodies to die for. So here was
me, dressed to the nines. Sitting in a 100% straight audience.
I felt like a complete alien. Don't get me wrong - there
was no hostility. But to be so different from the people
around you is a horrible feeling. Several large Vodka
Coke’s soon resolved this. The Aqua club is a bit pricey
for drink. The entrance fee is 150 crowns - you do not
pay at the door. You get a bar ticket and each drink is
marked on it. You pay when you leave. Don't lose your
bar ticket as they charge 1000 crowns. The show was really
well done, probably better than Funny Girls, if you have
been. Once I got more relaxed, I started to enjoy myself.
I was getting a fair bit of attention from women and men
- I suppose curiosity more than anything else. A mega
moment for me was when my bladder called time and I had
to go to the loo. I reasoned, dressed as I was, there
was no way I could go to the gents. So gathering up my
purse, I headed for the ladies. I even managed to pluck
up courage to fix my hair and make-up with other real
girls beside me. I just smiled. God knows what they were
was a great night, but I don't think I would have gone
dressed if I had known I was going to be the only tv in
the audience - It boosted my dressing confidence a bit,
but was very nerve wracking. It was a really nice evening.
Gabriel being a perfect gent bought me a rose as we left
the club - such a sweetheart.
next evening we went back to Pinocchio’s, this time me
as a grrrl. I got quite a reaction walking into a gay
club dressed. Again not hostile, just amazement/curiosity.
Pinocchio’s is a fine club. Drinks are reasonable the
service is excellent. Ashtrays emptied regularly and table
served drinks. Every night there is a disco starting at
10pm. The club was very quiet up until then. The club
as I found out is German owned. The Germans seem to like
Prague. Gabriel turned out to be the perfect escort, very
attentive, getting me to dance with him. I thoroughly
enjoyed myself at this club. Whilst dancing to Abba I
had my bum slapped quite hard. Of course when I turned
round there was 3 or 4 innocent faces. I just teasingly
wagged my finger at them - It was all just good fun.
bladder posed me with another dilemma. I trotted off to
the loos. Only to find that there was no ladies. I suppose
being a male gay club, it kind of made sense. As they
say when you gotta go, you gotta go, so in I trotted.
I turned a few heads as I swished past the urinals in
my long evening dress and heels. I just smiled as they
peed down their legs. I had to compete with the gay boys
to get near a mirror to do my make-up and hair. Someone
graciously let me in. The age of chivalry is not dead.
cannot properly explain the feeling of going out dressed
to a club - this is completely new territory to me. It
made me feel wonderful. Dancing also made me feel so feminine.
would thoroughly recommend Prague as a holiday destination.
I only found 2 gay clubs, undoubtedly there are many more.
There is a Czech gay publication called ‘Amigo’ which
I found quite useful. It is predominantly a personal contact
advert magazine, but has lots of adverts. My only regret
about Prague is not having more time there - I have vowed
to go back. It is a wonderful city.