Central Europe FAQ thread
Replies: 151 - Last Post: May 10, 2013 4:39 AM Last Post By: indeksica
Aug 11, 2004 1:14 PM
Aug 19, 2004 12:31 PM
I you travel by train, this is the right address to check the timetables: www.pkp.pl
Trains in poland
Sep 15, 2004 8:19 PM
Sep 25, 2004 11:41 AM
48CYPRUS MONEY EXCHANGE
As Cyprus does not yet use the Euro one must convert to Cypriot pounds. The offices at the airport and banks DO NOT offer the best exchanges. Exchange a little and shop around for the rest. If staying in Larnaca the very best that I found is located right near the main strip. They even take Turkish money AT VERY FAIR EXCHANGE RATES if you happen to visit the norther part of Cyprus (highly recommended) and have Turkish money left over.
--no commission other than the built-in low buy-sell spread--
14 Nicolaou Laniti Str.
tel: 99962922 - 24623885
Just behind Kentucky Fried Chicken (near McDonald's and Pizza Hut) - 20 meters from the Sea. Just nice to have a non-ripoff exchange with friendly people!! :)
Sep 30, 2004 11:14 PM
Oct 14, 2004 2:50 PM
Oct 16, 2004 5:11 PM
51In Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina I would recommend contacting Sartour, an agency right in the middle of town who own a really nice hostel. Two brothers and a father run it and are very friendly. Email them - email@example.com
or ring them at ++387 33 238 680
or ++387 61 800 263
If in Bosnia-Hercegovina contact Greenvisions at www.greenvisions.ba for very expertely guided hikes, rafting and visits to mountain villages. I would definetly recommend them !
Oct 19, 2004 5:39 AM
52Somebody mentioned that there is no Polish consulate in Australia - there is one in Sydney and the embassy is in Canberra.
For the embassy:
There's a link to the consulate on this website.
PS: visas for Australian citizens are no longer required to travel to Poland for up to 90 days (see website to confirm).
Nov 7, 2004 7:41 AM
53Everyone interested in Bosnia and the Czech republic:
I've finally translated my websites on Bosnia and the Czech rep. into English.
The one on Bosnia incl. facts for backpackers, historical background, food, many pics and
separate pages on Mostar and Sarajevo.
Here's the link: http://www.tabibito.de/balkan/ebosnien-en.html
The one about the Czech rep. is quite big and incl. a special on Czech language.
It also includes separate pages on Brno, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Cheb, Kutna Hora,
Olomouc, Liberec, Ceske Budejovice, Cesky Krumlov, Tabor, Terezin and Litomerice
(I think that was all...)
Here's the link: http://www.tabibito.de/czech/e-index.html
Hope it helps someone. Btw, all pages are non-commercial...
Dec 18, 2004 9:21 AM
54With regards to Poland and Australia and visas etc....
http://www.poland.org.au/site/index.php?id=159 this is a copy of the link for the Polish Consulate General in Australia, who is in Sydney!
also taken from their website: As of 1 May, 2004 holders of Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam passports, travelling to Poland for a period of up to 90 days do not require a Polish visa, pursuant to the regulation of the Council of the European Union No. 539/2001 dated 15 March 2001.
Polish travellers to Australia still need a visa however...
More information is available at the link above...
Loots (currently in Bialystok - soon to be teaching ESL with my spiffy new Polish passport) ;)
Dec 18, 2004 9:45 AM
55err.. oops, that link didn't come up in hypertext.. but it'll still work if u just cut 'n' paste! (maybe cos I forgot to put it in hyperlinks duh!) next time
& in regards to cheap flights etc... I came here via London, with a company called wizz air... they are hungarian I believe... only cost £25 (pounds) one way...tho it does depend on what day etc u go!
btw, don't book with air polonia, they went bankrupt a few days before I flew out of London, but they were the 2nd cheapest....
try Text I got the recommendation by just following google links... (it's easiest if u just go to the google site for your country because it'll give you the most relevant results)
For Europe Departures tho, Text they seem to have an awesome range, & it's where I found the links for my cheap flight!
Loots ( No, I don't work for any of these companies, just a fellow traveller trying to lend a hand!) although if it gets me a job <grin>
Mar 22, 2005 6:15 PM
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Mar 29, 2005 10:51 PM
58BEACH IN CROATIA
a lot of people ask about sand beaches in croatia. there ARE some, but they are very rare. you are more likely to see this which i personally prefer, but just be prepared!!!
but if you must, here are some sand beaches people have mentioned, or i have been to:
Sabunike, 20 km north of Zadar
in split: bacvice
Duce, south of split
lopar on the island of rab
There are also sand beaches on the island of Susak (near Cres) and Bisevo (near Vis).
keep in mind that these are either really difficult to access or extremely full of people!
Mar 30, 2005 1:30 PM
59Budapest. A warning for anyone travelling by train internationally from Budapest central train station. Their system for selling international tickets is prehistoric and it can take a very long time to get your ticket, so either buy it in advance or leave a very long time to purchase your ticket.
(5 star Hotel)
From US$261.19 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$64.90 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$123.03 per night