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I am trying to find out a bit of information on the Czech republic. I have been to Prague and also Cesky Krumlov and thought they were pretty nice except the hotel from hell in Prague. Can some person who has travelled a lot around the country (or at least knows a lot about it) please tell me what some of the really nice places are? Things like different type of culture to what you find in Prague, historical buildings, spectacular nature ie waterfalls, lakes, mountainside, hidden lagoons etc. Generally places with things to see and do, nice places for good photos etc
If you have any suggestions other than Prague and Cesky Krumlov can you please let me know so I can check them out more. Also can you tell me what makes them good.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
My partner and I are travelling to Prague for the first time at the end of August and I have heard of prague card that enables us to get into most of the sightseeing places. What I was wanting to know is if anyone has used this and if it is worthwhile money wise.
Also any suggestions of what is an absolute must see while we are there would be great. We are only there for three nights.
I plan on going to prague, form the states, and will stay the 3 months allowed, but then I wish to stay longer..... so basically, I have heard that all I have to do, is goto Hungary or any country near by, stay for a few days, then get re-stamped for another 3 months ? is that true ?
also, how often can I keep doing this..... can I do this for years ?
is there anyone that is currently doing this ?
where is a good place online to look for inexpensive flats / apartments....for long term stays.... ?
Any questions you can answer would be great ! ,
Sorry if this has been covered.
Can anyone recommend local Czech dishes that are vegetarian, please? (Hopefully not heavy on cheese.) Or restaurants that do vegetarian versions of local dishes?
We booked a quaint, boutiqueish hotel in Mala Strana and only found out later that many of the rooms have no air conditioning.
How hot is it there now? I'm not squeamish, but I'm not paying 150 Euros a night for eight nights to be uncomfortable.
We arrive next week, and still have a chance to change bookings.
I'm thinking of taking a 6-hour guided tour of Terezin through Wittman Tours (http://www.wittmann-tours.com/content/view/23/39/). Has anyone been on this (or one of her other Jewish-themed tours) in/around Prague? For this tour specifically, is it worth it? Or is Terezin fairly self-explanatory?
I want to go to Prague from Kudowa Zdroj in Poland. Is there any bus connection between those 2 cities, or just train?
Also, where is a good clubbing on Sat night?
famous Charles bridge celebrates it´s 650th birthday this weekend, there will be good program starting on the Old town square at 14.00 on Sunday and the biggest medieval celebrations will start on Sunday midnight on Krizovnicke square which is attached to the bridge on othe old town side. This celebration will last till 7am (Monday). enjoy!
I'm thinking of working/living in Prague starting in Jan/08 for 3-6 months. I was wondering the range of jobs that are generally open to foreigners with only English speaking skills. I have previous experience teaching english in Taiwan and should be finished my Masters of Science from a Canadian Uni. by the time January rolls around. I understand that teaching english is a popular job, but I've heard a short 3-6 month contract would be hard to get. Also, I know it's possible to teach at universities in Asia with a masters degree, however....I'm assuming this would not be case in eastern europe....although, perhaps a teaching assistant would be attainable??? I'm pretty much open to any job that would sustain myself in Prague for that time period, but anything relating to my experience would be beneficial. Perhaps getting there, then finding a job would be best.
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I would like to travel from Warsaw to Prague, then Prague to Zurich at the end of July, and am looking for the cheapest way to do it. I found a bus for both my routes on www.vlak-bus.cz, but it doesn't list the prices. Does anyone have any sort of ballpark? Or any other ideas?
Tips and thoughts from 2 days in Prague
An efficient airport which is always a good sign . The best time to see Charles bridge is at midnight when there is no one on it and you dont have to worry about been pick pocketed. Dont be fooled into misreading somewhere that the no.22 tram is a loop . It aint. We got on expecting it to be so and found ourselves in the suburbs ( not a bad thing ) of Prague and a long way from the tourist sights. It simply goes out and comes back into town again. So too the no.23 ! Petrin Hill provides great views . The climb up the 298 steps of the pseudo 1/5th replica Eiffel tower aint worth the effort. The view form the ground is just as good. Walk down the hill through the park back to town. Taking the fenicular down is no great shake. Josef Sudek photographic exhibition is a let down. Its housed in a room no bigger than 15ft by 30 ft inside a court... more »
I´m travelling to Prague on the 8th of August and want to go to Berlin from there. Does anyone know what´s the best (cheapest) way to do it?
would like to hook up with others for the gig on Aug. 9 -
anyone interested in sharing a room? Cheers, Erik
My name is Ross, I’m 26 from the UK. I’m currently living in Melbourne and travelling down in this neck of the woods until September then I return to the UK. I am very passionate about travelling and a very sociable person who enjoys meeting people from all over the world.
I have many friends but none of them have a real interest in travel so that’s where you come in.
Firstly I’m going to PRAGUE on September 24th for five days and would like to meet up with somebody for a beer and a laugh, secondly and this is the big one I’m looking to find a few people who are interested in putting a trip together for EASTERN EUROPE around May 2008, of course the timing is adjustable. I am actually going to be writing my first book, I already have a publisher in Surrey so it is all very exciting but what I want to do now is find someone who is like minded and... more »
I'm planning on spending a day or two in Olomouc, more or less en route to other destinations rather than for Olomouc itself.
Is this a mistake, one way or another? Is it worth more time? Or is it not worth any time compared to, for instance, Chesky Krumlov (sp?), Vienna, Ljubljana, Split, etc., which are my other destinations?
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