The country that is the Czech Republic displays its rich history proudly, though technically it is less than twenty years old. Formed in 1993, the nation is comprised of three historical lands: Bohemia to the West, Morovia in the South-East, and Czech Silesia in the North-East. Castles of fairytale beauty and quaint spa towns dot the Czech countryside, while in the city of Prague a decidedly modern art and music scene flourishes. Traditional Czech food is full-flavored and hearty- most menus feature an array of meat dishes, sausage and wild game being wildly popular fare. Given the prominent place of beer in Czech culture, the pub food here (cheese and potato pancakes, most commonly) is also some of the best in the world. With prices that are dramatically less than its neighbors to the West, you will be sure to get your fill.