Prague safe for a lonely woman?

Old Apr 15th, 2002, 01:39 PM
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Prague safe for a lonely woman?

I'm thinking about going to Prague all alone... But I'm worried about being alone. Is it safe?
Old Apr 15th, 2002, 02:39 PM
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Topping for Leslie Strauss to see and answer... she has done Prague in this manner and will be a wonderful source of info...
Old Apr 15th, 2002, 03:40 PM
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Part depends on when you are going. Two of us went in early November and had no problems (of course, the "gypsies" were gone south). Just act like you would in any large city--be alert, don't get into strange places, be careful where you go after dark, be sure plenty of people are around. Also, stay at a small pension or b&b, then if you don't show up, someone will miss you.
Old Apr 15th, 2002, 06:57 PM
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Stay in Praha 1 near the sites. So you can walk to places or take the street tram. I would avoid taxis in Prague as they are often dishonest. As long as you're in places where there a others I think you'll be fine. I feel like I need to be hyper vigilent in Prague for pickpockets. Its never happened to me there, I've just noticed being watched more probably because I'm obviously a tourist with my daypack.It is a beautiful city and an inexpensive one to stay in. Take a walking tour your first day and you're guaranteed to meet fellow single travelers. Being a fellow solo traveler, I would feel fine going out alone in the evening to eat dinner, where its busy like in the old town square in King Wencelas Square, I probably wouldn't stay out real late alone.
Old Apr 15th, 2002, 07:07 PM
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Seven years ago, I spent 4 days in Prague - alone. The latest I was out was after the theatre and then I took the subway and bus home. No problem, but then people are not interested in an over-60-year-old.
However, during the day, when I asked the police for directions, they warned me to be careful of pickpockets - I guess one holds onto one's backpack and stays in areas where there are plenty of people around.
Old Apr 15th, 2002, 07:41 PM
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What about the stories about taxi drivers charging ridiculous amounts of money then not letting you out of the taxi if you don't pay?
Old Apr 16th, 2002, 09:12 AM
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As to the taxi drivers ...

This is true all over central Europe. Make sure you know the fare BEFORE you get into the taxi. We asked at the tourist info office in Praha at the train station what the fare should be to our hotel should be and they told us. When we got to the taxi I asked the driver and he quoted me double the price! We simply turned and started to walk away and he said "wait.... what you pay?" I quoted him 1/3 of HIS price and he said okay!

Just know they are going to do it (even in Vienna) and be prepared.

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