"People will approach you with..." Czech Republic Warnings Or Dangers Tip by scataudo

Czech Republic Warnings and Dangers: 41 reviews and 14 photos

People will approach you with offers of accommodation when you first arrive. We actually went to a place that a man showed us pictures of at the train station. He had plenty of I.D., was a doctor, and charged only 15 B&B. A lot of the offers were very shady indeed! Be very careful who you trust in this situation.

The main train station is crowded in summer months, and although there is a police presence, beware of pick-pockets and other assorted low lives that will beg or try to sell you something.

Don't flash your wealth around, remember this is a poor country and what you make in a month could well be more than an annual salary for some! Not only will this make you a target for personal crime, it won't endear you to honest hard working locals either.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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  • Oct 31, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    This a nice ***, my dear. The country is not poor at all, and nobody here is preying upon your "wealth". One bad experience does not make a rule, and therefore should not be presented as such. I have traveled many countries, and beggars and strange individuals are to be found everywhere, in those so called "rich" countries even more. Have no idea from which "rich kingdom" you come from, but clean the dirt in your own house before you come to talk ill about homes of others. Proud to be Czech ;P

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      Oct 31, 2015 at 3:50 PM

      I agree that "One bad experience does not make a rule" but I also notice that report was written more than 12 years ago!
      However neither does it reflect my first impressions from 1989 - nor on several subsequent visits.

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