Hey I'm doing the interrailing thing this summer for a month. Any tips on hosteling in amsterdam, vienns, prague, poland..? Where is the best place to explore in poland? I just want to get a taste for all the countries now and get to know them better later-no more than two nights per place.
This is in regards to your money question...
Never cary more than a few days cash on you. Theft is a real problem in Europe. ATM's are everywhere and you will only pay a few dollars of service fee's.
I didn't read every entry so forgive me if someone said this. If you have a 6 digit pin you can use the first 4. My bank told me that and it worked.
Can I add a bit on this: -
Weather in Europe in May can be constantly changing, so do pack some lightweight rainproof gear and a lightweight warm sweater, the evening get cold quickly.
Money, ATM's are the ideal, you get enough local money for your stay and can change it back at change bureau's in mosty citiesbefore you leave. Travellers cheques are a good back up and can be exchange in the same way and look out for differing rates at different bureau.
On security, look out for petty thieves hanging about at rail stations, they prey on travellers just arriving, so don't accept offers of help with luggage or to find accommodation, keep moving, standing looking about suggests to them a possiblew victim, know where you are heading for and get a reliable metered taxi to take you there, if possible before you go check out the distance from the rail station to your first place you are staying, that way you will know if the taxi drivier is taking you for a ride, tell him you know it is only 'xxx' distance but you want to get there with your luggage and your tired.
Keep cameras and stuff out of sight or you can have the strap cut through with a very sharp blade.
Another dodge is distraction - for one guy to bundle into you or spill change and while this is happening his mate is behind you making off with something from your luggage or even all of it ! has happened a few times.
Be safe- so many people seem to be going on about things to do to make you feel safe, we all aim to help be sure nothing happens to spoil you big trip.
Have a great time, tell us all about it when you get back, meantime come back if you have any more questions.
thanks for all the suggestions and advices that you guys shared on this threads, it will really help us to prepare and what to expect for this trip.
i appreciated it.....dino
Is it better for us to fly to prague instead travelling by train? I know that eurail pass does not covered the czech republic and entering the border I believed you have to pay extra. I checked easyjet.com and flying from dortmund to praque cost only 15-20 euro.
Does anyone know how much we need to pay once were in the border of prague if we decided to use the train?