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

Nigel Titley <nigel@titley.com> Fri, 10 July 2015 08:01 UTC

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On 10/07/15 08:07, Ladislav Lhotka wrote:
> 
>> 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.

I was about to say the only time I've actually had trouble in Prague was
dressed in a tweed jacket in the metro during the morning rush hour. I
broke my cardinal rule "look scruffy" and paid for it with about £10 of
cash that was in my inside pocket. My wife's handbag was also targeted
but because of the way she "organises" her handbag all they got was a
handful of used kleenex.

Prague is no more prone to pickpockets than, say, Amsterdam. And as
Randy so rightly says, at least they won't hold you up at gunpoint like
they would in the US.

Nigel