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I just can tell you about my personal experience: Most often it would have been possible for me to pay with Euros in restaurants, bars or hotels, but the exchange rate was really bad. So I preferred to exchange money in a bank and then use Czech crowns. If you book tickets or accommodation online, it wasn't a real problem for me because the prices in Euros ...


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You may be able to make a Eurail Pass work for you. Oh so dear but oh so wonderful global pass Regional passes here eg Germany Poland here Eureka! - There are "Select Passes" allowing 3 or 4 or 5 countries of your pecification. These were not shown in the general menu. Eurail 2013 routes map PDF download. Large and impressive. Regional Passes: ...


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I would recommend the following things (sorted by country): Switzerland Visit Top of Europe. You can take a train to the Jungfraujoch which is 3545 meters above sea level. There you can exit the train and walk around. For example to a restaurant or over a glacier. Visit Luzern and its world famous Chapel Bridge Visit the Italian part of Switzerland, named ...


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You could simply get an International Driving Permit. This, coupled with your US Driver's license, is recognised in over 70 countries. The American Automobile Association and the American Automobile Touring Alliance's National Automobile Club as the only entities in the United States to issue IDPs. As for recognising your country license, each EU country ...


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By public transport it's little harder to get there, but yes, it is possible: 1) Go to Brno first. The easiest and most comfortable is by bus with the company Student Agency (it's very popular transport - I recommend to buy a ticket in advance - you can do it online) 2) Brno to Blansko by train and Blansko to Punkva caves by bus Search departures on ...


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I did some checks on prices for you. Prices are from Bahn.de. Please verify this yourself as well. Krakow - Prague: $37 (this one's from Rome2rio.com - Bahn wouldn't give it up) Prague - Munich: $120 $87 Munich - Hamburg: $200 $102 Hamburg - Warsaw: $200 $102 (possibly cheaper possible, since these are ICE train) Total: CAD$328 A 5 day Eurail Select ...


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As can be seen from Wikipedia, the legality even in European countries varies greatly from country to country. In Latvia, Estonia's neighbour, for example, pepper spray in canisters is classified as a self-defense device and can be bought and carried by anyone over 16 years of age. Pepper spray handguns can be bought and carried without any license by ...


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I have been to Prague over a weekend once so here are my suggestions based on that trip. I am sure there are much more to consider. Hradčany castle on the left bank of Vltava is impressive and the area around it worth a stroll. A bit to the south is a park on a hill reachable with a funicular. At the top is an old mirror house. The old town is really ...


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Château de Chillon near Montreux on the shore of lake Geneva is a must see. You will find some graffiti made by Lord Byron in the dungeon. He wrote a poem about a protestant jailed there. Linderhof Palace in Bavaria is a pretty small castle built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, that tries to mimic Versailles in a pocketsized handkerchief. Its Galerie des ...


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It is very difficult to say because it also depends on your preferences. But generally I would recommend option c) since Dresden is really worth a visit! And it is directly on the way from Berlin to Prague, so you don't have to do any detour. On the contrary you can split a long journey into two parts. Prague is very well connected to Dresden (take the DBB ...


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I have found some information on city-pilot.cz: There is a partial decriminalisation of drugs in the Czech Republic – However, beware: decriminalisation does not equal legalisation! Possession of drugs for one’s own use is not punishable, that is, you will not go to prison, however, the possession of drugs is also judged as an offence. What does ...


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Most of central Prague is full of tourists and its hard to escape them because that's where most of the interesting sights are. It will keep you busy if there are just there for one (long) weekend. After a few days I needed a break from the touristy parts and just walked around in the more residential areas. I walked from the bus station at Florenc to ...


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I can add a few comments from my trip to the area. Neuschwanstein: You may already know about it but be sure you also see Hohenschwangau at the same time (you can get a combo ticket). I have some friends who went to Neuschwanstein as part of a bus based tour and they did not go to Hohenschwangau due to time. When I went I had my own car, so we set the ...


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I've travelled from Germany to Mexico (via Atlanta) and Australia (via HongKong) with pepper spray in checked luggage without any problems. The TSA regulations say: Self Defense Sprays - One 4 ounce (118ml) container of mace or pepper spray is permitted in checked baggage provided it is equipped with a safety mechanism to prevent accidental ...


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You could take a Eurolines bus directly from Nuremberg to Prague for 39 € (or 35 € for "Promotional Ticket - can not be changed or refunded!") The trip takes 4 to 4½ hours, and looks like there are 1-3 daily connections. I don't know if this is the cheapest public transport option available (probably not), but it's much better than the ICE price, and quite ...


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There can be a few reasons, generically, why the bus can be better than the train: sometimes, the bus is faster! For example, from Buenos Aires to Rosario (Argentina), the bus is faster than the horrendously slow train. sometimes the bus is cheaper! (Although you've mentioned in this case it's not). In the previous example, the bus is also cheaper than ...


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And here is my personal experience from Prague: Exchange rate in the banks was between 23,5 and 24,5 Crowns for 1 Euro ticket machines for public transport are still not accepting Euros, but parking automats are accepting Euro coins(only 1 and 2 Euro coins), exchange rate: 1 EUR= 25 CZK in the hotel we could pay with Euros too, and the exchange rate was 1 ...


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I could be wrong on this account but I think that the only document that will allow you to carry pepper spray into a plane might be international law enforcement credentials. Save that it will most likely to be confiscated during check-in. Especially so in Israel. Your best bet if you want to have it while you are in the country is to buy one locally.


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I can suggest the town of Amberg. I think it is a very pretty place to stay and somehow not touristy at all. You can reach it taking exit 66 on A6. In the middle of the old town is a Hotel that belongs to a bar where you can meet locals. Kates Amberg Hotel.


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If you are going to the Baden/Black Forest region I suggest to pay a visit to the town of Badenweiler. The landscape with its old castle Baden and the vineyards all around is quite beautiful. The region is famous for its Gutedel wine. For a walk I suggest you go to see Sophienruhe or even further up. From Hochblauen (or, Blauen) you will have a wonderful ...


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Aha, a site that @Ankur only just showed me earlier this week comes in handy in answering! The Pay as You Go Sim with Data Wiki's page on the Czech Republic would appear to answer your question. You have three main choices - O2, Vodafone and TMobile. It appears... that O2 might be the best option, as it looks like their acceptable use policy is that ...


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There's an official Prague portal Prague Welcome. Both have a nice event calendar, so you should be able to pick something you like. There's definitely a lot to do. Prague's major sites are also listed on Prague Welcome. I also found another website Prague Experience that seems to have a nice calendar full of events. Since you'll be in Prague for Easter, I'd ...


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Most places will let you pay with Euro cash, but at an atrocious exchange rate; vending/ticket/etc. machines won't take euros or plastic (with very few exceptions). Withdrawing CZK at an ATM will hit you with a foreign withdrawal fee, so this is the second least advantageous option. Exchanging money at a bank will get you the best exchange rate; in a ...


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Germany Heidelberg along the River Neckar with its Oldtown and the castle is well known and worth a visit. Because of its 30,000 students (20% of the population of Heidelberg) there is a lot to do during evening and night time. Football is very big in Germany and if you're around on the weekend you could try and get into one of the stadiums and see a ...


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Here are three very random recommendations for the Czech Republic: Sedlec Ossuary (Kutná Hora): Also known as "The Church of Bones". I still remember my visit there some 15 years ago. Genuinely chilling and macabre. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones have in many cases been artistically ...


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Pepper Spray is prohibited in several countries, for example Singapore. Reason why is that Pepper Spray not only can be used for self defense, but also to help committing crime. You should carefully check the law in your country of destination. Alternatively you can start invest some time to learn some self-defense martial art. :)



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