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Dangers & Annoyances

The Czech Republic presents few dangers you wouldn't encounter in any other European country.

  • Expect beggars or homeless people to occasionally ask for spare change, though there's no expectation that you need to give anything.
  • Czech drivers are notoriously bad when it comes to yielding to pedestrians at crossings. Before crossing, wait until you see the driver slowing down to yield the right of way.
  • Rogue taxi drivers remain a problem. Never get into an unmarked taxi and, if possible, phone ahead to use the services of a reputable radio taxi company.