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Maitai's Eastern European Dilemma Continues - Car vs. Train

Maitai's Eastern European Dilemma Continues - Car vs. Train

Jun 11th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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"""1000 koruna", which struck fear in my mind til I mentally computed that was only $9.50 at the time.""

Over 100Kc to the dollar? That must have been a heck of along time ago ;-0
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Jun 11th, 2007, 12:05 PM
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Maitaitom - you can't fool us. You say you are going to Cooperstown for the induction into the baseball hall of fame - bit I know your realy reason, your well kept secret. On the quiet you are an opera fan and wil be attending Glimmerglass. Fess up!
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Jun 21st, 2007, 01:06 PM
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Jul 20th, 2007, 07:51 AM
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With my family just back from our Eastern Europe holiday. We landed in Prague and decided to rent a car for our trip to Hungary. It was a GREAT idea: visited in South Hungary Pecs, Villany & Siklos wine regions. Hungarian countryside is very nice. To drive in Budapest forget it! Huge traffic everywhere, better leave your car somewhere for all your staying period! Our host at www.budapest.hoteltargets.com arranged us a safe car parking with a guard completely in the downtown. Simply was great!
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Jul 20th, 2007, 08:03 AM
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I didn't see your prior question on this, or maybe I did, but I haven't driven a car in those areas so don't have a lot of experience with that, even thought I've been in most of them by train or someone else driving.

SO, I think your plan sounds fine if you like driving. I agree with Ingo about the Czech Republic part being better by car for some reasons (and I really liked Hluboka and Olomouc, also). I took the train from Olomouc to Krakow and found that comfortable, convenient and simple (I think you transfer once at Prerov), but I am a train fan and don't like driving much in foreign countries. I guess that train route wasn't that scenic, it's true, but it wasn't terrible as I recall. I just like trains and fine them more convenient than cars.

As for driving in Krakow -- it's not a super-humongous city and the streets and layout aren't bad. It should be fairly simple if you stay on the outskirts. I think driving right in central Krakow would be madness and you can't even drive in many areas, it's pedestrian only.
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