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Erin



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip, maybe they will be a job for my flats.

According to a Czech author whose name escapes me, there are three kinds of people in this world;

Those who would look at a bowl of doughnuts and think nothing.

Those who would look at a bowl of doughnuts and dream of throwing them.

Those who would look at a bowl of doughnuts and start throwing.

Donna, I believe you are the third! The converted US price is about sixty dollars. Of the two of us I think Phil would be the more likely to throw the doughnuts, where as I would be more likely to spend the money.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erin,

You may be right - for $60 I would rather buy a new pair of shoes than throw a doughnut! Laughing

Just get a lot of pics of the dougnut throwing!

I hate doughnuts, so given a choice I would rather throw than eat one!! Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to burst your jelly donut, but when I was at the Imperial Cafe I did not see any donut throwing. Maybe it was an off day, but it wasn't evident and I haven't heard of it before.

Take the time to learn a few Czech words (please, thank you, check please). It will make a big difference in the service you receive.
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Erin



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

creampuff, I doubt many people are really shelling out the crown's, euro's or dollars no matter what classification they fall into. I am most impressed with the author's wit. By the way, which person would you be?

To throw or not to throw, that is the question.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know who the author is ( I don't think it's Kafka's style) but I believe he forgot the forth kind of persons in this world: the ones who will eat the donuts. I certainly belong to this category, and it shows.

No more war, eat your donuts and live in peace
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simona, Are you the fourth?

Dobry den Creampuff, Jak se mate? I missed it before but I have learned quite a bit of Czech. It look's so hard but is astonishingly easy to learn.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to second Creampuff's suggestion that you see the Jewish quarter -- especially the Jewish Cemetary there. It's really the one sight that has remained in my mind even though we were there years ago.

Do be careful about taking taxis in Prague -- the drivers are INFAMOUS for ripping people off. The mayor of Prague once put on a disguise and posed as a foreign tourist to see how bad the problem was and was charged seven times the standard fare for a trip across the city. The last thing you want to do is have to give all your doughnut money to a taxi driver! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen several warnings about cabs which raises the question, has anyone taken a cab from the airport into the city? Aren't they metered? If I am going to negotiate a fare, what is decent? Should we take a cab or are trains a better alternative?

Help!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were there years ago, but I did find this on a travel site for you:

"Taking a taxi is probably the most convenient way to get to your destination, but also the most expensive and with the most potential for you to get ripped off and have a bad experience right after you step off your flight (it has happened to us before). If you would like to take a taxi from the airport, either arrange with your hotel beforehand to be picked up (many Prague hotels offer airport transfers and use professional and courteous drivers), or call a taxi by phone (see Taxi for recommended companies). If you have to get into a random taxi that's parked at the airport terminal, confirm the price with the driver before you get in. A ride from the Prague airport to a destination in the center should cost around 600 Kč."

It's on a site called myczechrepublic.com -- in case you want to look around there more.

Hope this helps!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Villacollinette,

Merci! Or I should say Dobro! I was getting a little freaked out for a second. I appreciate you answering my questions.

With less than two weeks left until we leave I am getting so excited!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

creampuff- or anyone who knows,

"Bring silk long underwear"

I do not know this! I have only heard of the thermo wear for the cold. I would love silk underwear. is it still available? I would love any reply.
thank you

Erin- i'll ask my husband for a prague tip and let you know.
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Judy



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silk thermals are the ultimate in thermal underwear. Haven't seen them much in Oz, but they were readily available in the US and probably all over the Northern Hemisphere.

REI has some info about women's silk thermal tops that you might find interesting
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you very much Judy. I looked at rei, and found the silk thermals on www.nznature.co.nz
also possum jumpers and nipple warmers! And kids sets. i will be trying them.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nipple warmers! Now let me guess, they have peter heaters too?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter?
is he john thomas' brother?
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