Currency exchange, what a dreadfully dreary subject. Everybody hates worrying about these boring practical details, but if you don’t, then someone takes advantage of you. And that’s no fun at all. It’s expensive. Let’s avoid it. Let’s talk about dull stuff for a few minutes.

The basic unit of currency in the Czech Republic is the Czech crown, or koruna, represented as CZK in the rest of the world, and as KČ locally. Even though the Czech Republic is a member of the European Union, it refuses to adopt the Euro as its national currency. This is because Euro banknotes are very sterile and boring to look at, while Czech banknotes are fabulous works of art representing historic national heroes.