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INFORMATION Getting There
There are British Airways or Czech Airlines lllghts lrom London Heathrow to Prague six days a week. Prices belore 21 March are £194 return (provided you book at least 14 days in advance) or £154 lor lull-time students. Summer prices will be around £222 return (again book 14 days in advance). Contact student travel specialists Campus Travel at The Hub. Hillhead Street and 90 John Street. Glasgow (041 357 0608 and 041 552 2867) or Campus Travel. 5 Hicolson Square. Edinburgh (031 668 3303) and Edinburgh Travel Centre at Bristo Square (031 668 2162).
Fortravellers under 26. return rail lares to Prague are £145. and Czechoslovakia can be included in Interrail hoHdays.
Visas are no longer required lor entry to Czechoslovakia. provided you hold a lull British passport. Previous regulations demanding that travellers register with the police seem to have been relaxed since 1989.
Czech is a Slavic language. lamiliar to those who have knowledge 01 Russian (although speaking Russian is not necessarily a good idea). Czechs are more likely to know German than English. but onthe other hand are more likely to be lriendly it they think you are British ratherthan German.
Currency consists ol
crowns (kcs) and the totally '
worthless hellers. Bates
your pound at bank exchange rates. Black-market rates are better, but there are risks (see above). It using hard
currency, German marks or US dollars are preterred.
Where To Stay
Accommodation can be arranged through Cedok
London Ltd. 17-18 Old Bond : Street London W1, 071 629
6058, oral the Pragotur agency in U Obecniho domu 2
Private rooms are available ior hard currency (expect to pay around $10 per night in the height at summer. and note that sterling is lairly unpopular). Hotels in Prague are tar more expensive than inthe rest at Czechoslovakia. Hostels and student accommodation are usually very comlortable and inexpensive.
Prague has an ellicient metro. tram and bus service. that is very tastand cheap. Tickets are one crown tor a tram iourney of any length. ortor up to1 hour on the metro (1990
The Powder Tower and Munic
v".- e ‘.
, nobleman‘s suburb. and is
i still lairly posh, with plenty ol cales and bars used as
meeting places by Prague's
young trendies. Just to the
1 south ol the main square is
the Petrin hill, and the
surrounding gardens. A
cable car isthoughtlully provided lor those too etlete to climb all the way. From Mala Strana you can walk
across the medieval Karluv Most (Charles Bridge). still
crowded with buskers and traders. into the Stare Mesto.
I Stare Mesto: The old town. centred around the square. the Staromestske namesti, possibly the most beautilul part oi the city. with Prague's mostiamous attraction. the astronomical clock. Every hour the ligure oi death rings the bell and nods his head at the Turk.
the miser. and vanity. who
Most guides to Prague tend to be very collee-table and unhelplul. The best general reterence is Simon Hayman's Guide To Czechoslovakia (Bradt £7.95). Tourist inlorrnation is available from Cedok London Ltd. 17-18 Old Bond Street London W1,071629 6058.
Prague’s districts ,
I Hradcany: The area around the castle. dating lrom the 9th century. but extensively modernised in the 18th century. The castle is where the President lives
. (Havel na Hrad- ‘Havelto ; the Castle‘ was the election slogan ol the Civic Forum)
and consequently Hradcany
' ' mode atel lushwith tluctuatebuttherearelikely: '8 r V”
to be about 35—45 crownsto 1
some 01 Prague's more expensive restaurants. the
Q National Gallery. and the
visually spectacular Loretto churches.
I Mala Strana: The ‘little town’ began lile asa
nod back. and the twelve apostles parade past. The old town also boasts a
wealth ol Hussite churches.
cellar bars tucked away in cobbled closes. and the medieval powder lower.
I The Hove Mesto: The new town is Prague's commercial centre. based around Vaclavske Namesti (Wenceslas Square). packed lull at hotels. shops. bars, cales and Prague’s ubiquitous wideboys and hustlers. At the top otthe square is the National Museum. mainly devoted to geology and mineralogy. The new town is the place lor nightlile and eating out. although in summeritcan
' be a relielto escape the
I Joselov: Over the Vltava. opposite Hradcany. is the Jewish quarter. which includes one oi the oldest synagogues in Europe. This and other synagogues house historical exhibits. and the ceremonial hall at the entrance to the Jewish Cemetery has a moving display oi drawings lrom children in the concentration camp at
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