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Travel to Prague and Bratislava/Slovakia

Hi,

Just planning for the easter holidays now and have thought of going to Prague for a couple of days. Thinking of going to Bratislava/Slovakia from there for another 2 days.

Does anyone have any idea if this sounds sensible? Has it been tried by anyone before?

Any pointers or tips would be much appreciated.

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Re: Travel to Prague and Bratislava/Slovakia

Check out http://www.inyourpocket.com/czech-republic/prague

http://wikitravel.org/en/Prague

http://wikitravel.org/en/Bratislava

and check out www.tripadvisor.com and the forums:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum...va_Region.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum...e_Bohemia.html


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Hi,

Just planning for the easter holidays now and have thought of going to Prague for a couple of days. Thinking of going to Bratislava/Slovakia from there for another 2 days.

Does anyone have any idea if this sounds sensible? Has it been tried by anyone before?

Any pointers or tips would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
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Old 04.03.2011, 16:08
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Re: Travel to Prague and Bratislava/Slovakia

I love prague, I'm hoping to go back one day and find my wallet that was stolen while I was in McDonalds. And my plane tickets. Be careful.....
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I love prague, I'm hoping to go back one day and find my wallet that was stolen while I was in McDonalds. And my plane tickets. Be careful.....
sorry to hear... but happy to hear you still love it! Prague is such a lovely city, i hope to go back some day as well.

OP, it sounds do-able to me. Enjoy your trip!
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Re: Travel to Prague and Bratislava/Slovakia

It is very doable. I have friends there and do weekend trips regularly. I would catch a flight to Prague for two days and then take a train to Bratislava - it is nothing special of a town but I guess if you want to see it then go for it. I would maybe recommend Brno as a nice stop. It may be almost as big as Bratislava, closer to Pague and a lot more traditional Czech than Prague.
As for theft, I lived there for a couple of years and was never robbed - but many people come for a weekend and get robbed - I guess it serves you right if you visit a country and go to Mcdonalds instead of some good local food. (I don't mean to offend anyone but ?)
Try: Svickova (beef in sauce with dumplings), Vepro Knedlo Zeli (pork cabbage and dumplings, and Tatarak (Beef tatar in a reputable place)
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Re: Travel to Prague and Bratislava/Slovakia

Hi Pops - how many days do you recommend for a visit to Prague? Any recommended hotels?

Thanks
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It is very doable. I have friends there and do weekend trips regularly. I would catch a flight to Prague for two days and then take a train to Bratislava - it is nothing special of a town but I guess if you want to see it then go for it. I would maybe recommend Brno as a nice stop. It may be almost as big as Bratislava, closer to Pague and a lot more traditional Czech than Prague.
As for theft, I lived there for a couple of years and was never robbed - but many people come for a weekend and get robbed - I guess it serves you right if you visit a country and go to Mcdonalds instead of some good local food. (I don't mean to offend anyone but ?)
Try: Svickova (beef in sauce with dumplings), Vepro Knedlo Zeli (pork cabbage and dumplings, and Tatarak (Beef tatar in a reputable place)
If you have any further questions please feel free to PM me.
I think you mean Bratislava which is a city and also the capital of the Slovak Repulic
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Hi,

Just planning for the easter holidays now and have thought of going to Prague for a couple of days. Thinking of going to Bratislava/Slovakia from there for another 2 days.

Any pointers or tips would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Trains from Prague to Bratislava here: http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/

if you scroll down the page, you can switch to English.
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Re: Travel to Prague and Bratislava/Slovakia

I wouldn't do it, personally, since I am biased Praguer, the trip down south will kill a big portion of your holiday time. On the other hand, Bratislava is cool, too.

There are also buses, I think faster and cheaper, I just did Geneva-Prague-Geneva and it was doable. Check out Prague-Bratislava line.

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It is very doable. I have friends there and do weekend trips regularly. I would catch a flight to Prague for two days and then take a train to Bratislava - it is nothing special of a town but I guess if you want to see it then go for it. I would maybe recommend Brno as a nice stop. It may be almost as big as Bratislava, closer to Pague and a lot more traditional Czech than Prague.
As for theft, I lived there for a couple of years and was never robbed - but many people come for a weekend and get robbed - I guess it serves you right if you visit a country and go to Mcdonalds instead of some good local food. (I don't mean to offend anyone but ?)
Try: Svickova (beef in sauce with dumplings), Vepro Knedlo Zeli (pork cabbage and dumplings, and Tatarak (Beef tatar in a reputable place)
If you have any further questions please feel free to PM me.
You forgot fried cheese, how could you...The famous smazak, it's about 2fr and it is everywhere. I am so craving it now, too bad cheese is too good of quality here to wreck trying to fry it.

The pickpockets major pain, I agree. I have never ever been mugged or pickpocketed all my life there, if you are really cautious and have your smarts with you, it does not have to happen. Back pack on your belly, cash and passport in one of those body pockets, under your shirt. Beware of trams 22 and anything going up and down the castle, subway stops are infamous, too. They will pitch a fight to distract, or throw a kid on you or start talking to you, while a troop of their buddies will peacefully and completely unnoticed go through your belongings. Another thing are taxis, if you don't have to take them, don't. Public transport is fab there, cheap and available, taxis will rip everybody off. If it is over 500cr, it is a rip off (unless back and forth to airport, that is 600cr, if I remember well).

Have fun, it's freezing now there, but so much fun, ton of culture (beer and wenches )...
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Re: Travel to Prague and Bratislava/Slovakia

Prague is my favorite foreign destination; I would recommend staying there for more than two days, there is a lot to see, and just walking around the city is very, very pleasant. I don't know much about Bratislava, I'm sure it's fine, but if you only have four days, spend them in Prague.
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Re: Travel to Prague and Bratislava/Slovakia

Thanks folks.

I get a positive vibe from the replies so far. I have a friend living in Prague, so I will let myself loose there. I have to venture into the unknown of Bratislava though, hope I come back with pleasant memories.

Cheers
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