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    Traveling to Bohemia

    Anything interesting to see? Any tips?
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    There's much to Czech out while there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    There's much to Czech out while there.
    I have a daughter doing work study there. She's got around to visiting the surrounding areas, but I wouldn't mind some additional ideas since I doubt I'd travel there twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Anything interesting to see? Any tips?
    Be sure to perform a rhapsody while there.




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    My wife and I were in Prague years ago. Had a wonderful time. We did all the touristy things in and around the city center, castle, Wenceslas Square, and all points in between, and it was great. You really can't go wrong with any of that and I definitely recommend doing all that stuff if you're so inclined. We didn't get out in the countryside so I can't say much about the surrounding area. I'm sure your daughter can help you out with that, or maybe look online for suggestions outside the city. Have a wonderful time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    There's much to Czech out while there.

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    Bohemia is completely filled with old mediaevil towns. There are literally too many to choose from. I enjoyed Karlovy Vary and Cesky Krumlov but I havent visited that many others. I am more into hiking and nature.

    If you are into landscapes I recommend visiting Bohemian Paradise
    https://www.amazingczechia.com/desti...mian-paradise/

    And Bohemian Switzerland
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Switzerland

    But do try to avoid the weekends when visiting those places. They are very popular with the locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Iva moved to the USA a while back but she is touring Czech Republic late march/early april.

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    Been in Prague a couple of days now. Beautiful city. Yes, it has its tourist traps but also a lot of history I hadn't heard before. And it's cold. Really cold. But, this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip... sometimes you just gotta go for baroque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Been in Prague a couple of days now. Beautiful city. Yes, it has its tourist traps but also a lot of history I hadn't heard before. And it's cold. Really cold. But, this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip... sometimes you just gotta go for baroque.
    Cool (literally, I guess)! Enjoy your trip.
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    Not to make this a Facebook kinda thread or anything, but I'm kinda surprised that we were able to go to Germany on a train and no one asked to see a passport either direction.

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    ^^ That would be a function of the EU (European Union). It's exactly like no passport being required to travel between states in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    ^^ That would be a function of the EU (European Union). It's exactly like no passport being required to travel between states in the US.
    I didn't realize that the Czech Republic was a member. Their currency is still the Crown, not the Euro.

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    ^^ The Eurozone is separate from the EU. The UK kept the pound while a member of the EU, that membership ending within the last month, with Brexit going into effect.
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    I was surprised at the amount of graffiti in Prague

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    I was surprised at the amount of graffiti in Prague
    Did you see the Lennon wall? That surprised me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    I didn't realize that the Czech Republic was a member. Their currency is still the Crown, not the Euro.
    Denmark (EU member) kept the 'Krone' too.
    That has been economically an advantage.

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    ^^ Had the UK joined the Euro Zone, Brexit would've been all but impossible. Good or bad, depending on one's point of view. On the latest Steve Hackett DVD/Blu-Ray, the keyboardist has a "F*** Brexit" sticker on one of his keyboards. He would fall in the latter category.
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