Czech republic

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  1. Hotelman

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    I've persuaded SWMBO to consider going the the Czech Republic at the end of September.
    Is it a good idea, what are the pro's and con's.

    As always,
    Thanks.
    P.s. Portsmouth to Santander booked in January, so many thanks to those who offered advice
     
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    1. If you are near Cessky Krumlov its woth a visit.

      I would return but found there is not a lot of service from the people.
      The major City's are OK but a lot of the smaller vilages have no interest in tourism.
     
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    It's a strange country, tourism, 5* hotels in Prague, basic living out in the villages.
    Cesky Krumlov is worth visiting, Cesky Budovice is interesting. Not sure where you'd park up to get into Prague ( there is a Metro system-be aware of pickpockets!)
    In the countryside there are swimming lakes. You have to be aware of ticks, just check after swimming or walking in woods, long grass etc.. I remember visiting a castle and a boat trip on a river or lake but no idea of names.
    Used to think the countryside looked a lot like Wiltshire with Skodas.

    If you're interested in WW2 history there is Terezin ( think that's right spelling) prison camp. I've never visited but relative did and found it very moving.
     
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    We are in the Czech Republic now but only the second day so ask me in a couple of weeks, we are on the lakeside at Frymburk on a Dutch owned site and are here for a tandem rally for a week so getting some cycling in, cycle track are very good around here. Cesky Krumlov is not far away so will be our next stop and then towards Prague.

    Martin
     
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    I understand that if you use campsites outside the city of Prague it includes transport by train into the city. There is a campsite right in town that we are going to try to get on.

    Martin
     
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    We went this June

    We enjoyed it, it is a very interesting country, with some beautiful baroque towns, lovely countryisde and pretty good value for money.

    We didnt like the premid (go box) and in hindsight it would have been easy enough to get around without using the toll roads.

    It can also be difficult to communicate, if they have a second language it tends to be german, but you cant rely on it.

    Cesky Krumlov is the star of the show - an absolute gem and one of the few places you can stop on a non-campsite ( back of the coach park - very convenient) The other places we particularly liked were, Karlovy Vary, Marianske lasny, Pilsen for the pilnser urquell factory.

    Hope this helps
    Jon & Sue
     
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    We stayed in one of the main city campsites this summer but it was still 20 mins by tram into the centre. It was €30 a night for 4 of us.

    We ate at a restaurant 5 mins walk from Wensleslas (sp???) square where the food was great and, for 4 main meals, 2 beers and two soft drinks, not bad value at £30.
     
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