Re: [93attendees] what currency is widely used in Czech?

Ladislav Lhotka <lhotka@nic.cz> Fri, 10 July 2015 07:07 UTC

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> On 09 Jul 2015, at 22:24, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> wrote:
> 
> Toerless Eckert wrote:
>> Oh, and try to have the phone numbers to cancel/re-issue all your
>> cards handy but separate from your wallet. Well trained pickpocketing
>> in Prague. Family member had that experience last Prague IETF.
> 
> If course, since it happened to them in Prague, Prague is now the most
> dangerous city for you.  That's how people perceive risk.
> 
> Actually, you are much more likely to lose things in Barcelona or other
> touristy parts of Spain.  And don't get me started about Paris (or ask
> the poor attendees of IETF 63.)

Absolutely. One has to exercise some care in the metro, especially during rush hours, but otherwise I’d say Prague is pretty safe.

Of course, the more you look and behave like a wealthy foreign tourist, the more attention of pickpockets you are likely to receive.

Lada

> 
> Nice article about how Europe is different from the US here*):
> https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2011/03/pickpockets_are.html
> (slightly higher idiot coefficient in the comments than normal on
> Schneier's blog.)
> 
> In summary: You are not in Kansas anymore.  Normal street smarts in
> European capital cities includes paying attention, and not exposing your
> valuables.  If somebody in your vicinity does something that doesn't
> make sense, they are probably trying to steal (and that may include the
> stunning lady asking you out for a drink).  But there is no need for
> special paranoia in Prague; it's just a European capital.
> 
> Grüße, Carsten
> 
> *) But he probably didn't get the reason right.  But that's off-topic
> (and for some people probably also "political" :-)
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