Prague packing list

Published: 25th April 2008
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From the airport, unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for a taxi, you'll be getting on and off trams, buses, etc to get into the city. Buses can be cramped and lifting your luggage on and off can be tiresome, plus the roads are cobblestone and you'll be doing much walking. Go for something small, light and preferably with wheels. Save space for souvenirs though!

Definitely invest in some high quality walking sneakers- by your first night in Prague you will realize that you actually can feel your pulse through your feet. You will probably wake up with blisters on top of blisters. Nights can be chilly, even in summer, so bring a light jacket no matter when you go. Since you do so much walking, it'd be wise to bring an umbrella to avoid the hairspray dripping in your eyes and preventing you from seeing the sites if it rains.

If you get headaches from the sun or looking up a lot, bring aspirin- things are very tall here. Do not forget that Europe runs on 220 volts and 50 Hz so you might want a little transformer, about $25 in the US. Prague has the same standard outlets that you find across Europe.

If you are going to be there in the high summer, casual and light clothing should be fine (up to 27 degrees Celsius is what you are looking at); on the other hand, if you will be there in the dead of winter, bring your winter jackets, mittens, scarf, etc. You will need them! If you are taking a baby or toddler, the best way to travel is not by a baby stroller but with a baby backpack, because most places are not accessible so this is the only best way!!

Different Prague hotels provide you with towels, soap, tissues etc (but you have to bring your toothpaste and toothbrush, or can buy it there). Hotels, hostels, YMCA's, B&B's or whatever accommodation in Prague is it, can organize you sight-seeing tours, walking-tours, cheap trips around the city. But make sure that variety of Prague hotels has free rooms in advance.

A city map and a guide book are essential items that must be included in your packing lists. Many detailed guide books and city maps can be purchased from book stores, souvenir shops and department stores in the city. Guide books contain detailed information on various public transportation and popular caf├ęs, bars, restaurants, Prague hotel and hostels, duty-free shops, shopping arcades and many entertainment outlets and nightspots in the city. Simple city maps and guide books are usually given free-of-charge to tourists at tourist information office. They are sometimes also available free-of-charge at airports, seaports, and bus and train terminals. If you purchase your guide books and maps at home before you travel, you can plan your itinerary immediately. You will be able to save plenty of time and expenses when you travel with proper planning. Of course VT's websites by members help a lot in preparation of your itinerary.

Every successful vacation starts with a packing list and luggage that's right for the trip. By drawing up a packing list, you can prepare ahead of time and have the confidence of knowing you are unlikely to leave anything important behind. Having a vacation packing list will allow you to stay organized, and hopefully prevent you from packing items that you don't need on vacation or are too heavy to carry.

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