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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've just seen a reason why to avoid tourist trap restaurants in the centre of Prague. Just today there is an article published in Czech newspapers about these service charges in the centre of Prague. They write that English speaking inspectors got these additional charges 5-15 % in many restaurants they checked. That never happened when they spoke Czech. ...


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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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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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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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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 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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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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I am not aware of any "common" rule around here except that tip is almost always given by rounding the price up to next multiple of 5 or 10 CZK. Which makes the usual amount depend on the price quite a lot, considering that normal pub where commoners go to lunch the lunch costs around 100 CZK. Tip is not mandatory. It is quite common, but usually not that ...


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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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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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After somebody mentioned Rome2Rio.com on another question, I've gotten a lot of great use out of it. It doesn't demand a date from you, and it's not limited to air. It will combine all sorts of transportation to give you different options and different prices. http://www.rome2rio.com/s/Krakow/Prague


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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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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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According to the official EU website: In addition to their own valid passport or ID card, all children travelling: alone; or with adults who are not their legal guardian; or with only one parent may need an extra (official) document signed by their parents, second parent or legal guardian(s) authorising them to travel. You should first ...


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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'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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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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In Czech, Český Krumlov is worth to visit ! It is the small city with beautiful scenery You can reach their by driving a car or take a bus from Prague Busterminal via Student Agency Bus Tips, Student Agency bus was offered free wi-fi on board.


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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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Have you considered a Eurail pass? This allows travel on European railways for a fixed set price. Current prices start at USD $313 (for your entire trip) for those three countries if you are 25 or younger. http://www.eurail.com/


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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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I'd say take the train, from this site: There is only 1 direct train between Krakow (Poland) and Prague (Czech rep.) and it goes overnight. It is also possible to go to Katowice (PL) or to Bohumín and there change to the train to Prague. TLK 402 Silesia, dep 22:03, Arr: 07:37. 45€ seat, 55€ couchette / bed. Schedule valid from 2013-12-15 to ...



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