Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Everyone young female in Prague is slim/ish, has the latest fashion and walks about as if they own the place. This is for a reason. They look good, they want to look good and what people don’t know is that a lot of Czech girls are given a hard time by their parents if they gain a pound!
What ever time of year you come, you should wear smart/casual during the day and smart at night.
Summer-is very hot, little tops ok may fancy a cardi at night. Light trousers are a must.
Winter- You will need the usual for a cold climate. For evening footwear, I wouldn’t recommend open sandals as your feet will freeze.
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Luggage and bags: Small bags are easier to transport. Smaller storage space in vehicles
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes while walking on cobblestone streets or in castles and churches.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Aspirin, small Kleenex packages, prescription medication, glasses
Photo Equipment: small digital camera is fine
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Luggage and bags: not too much luggage and a suitcase on wheels
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure to take an umbrella. We were there in May and it rained half of the days. It did not rain for long, but long enough that you would need an umbrella. But if you forget one, you can buy it in Prague at a good price.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can bring shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste and such, but if you don't you can buy it here at a good price as well. The prices for shampoo and conditioner were about the same as in U.S. going by the conversion rate of 21.90CZK per $1
Photo Equipment: I was really happy with my digital camera. It was easy to carry and small. We also had a 35mm manual camera, but it was almost ruined because of the rain and we had to carry it in a bulky camera bag that was not very comfortable. I'd say digital is the way to go especially if you have one with at least 6-7megapix. If you are going to take a manual camera buy film at home.
Miscellaneous: If you use cologne/perfume make sure you take yours. That's one thing that is pretty expensive in Prague. If you smoke, don't bother taking cigarettes with you as they are about 60CZK (about $3) per pack of Marlboro which is much cheaper than in U.S.
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We went on July and it was very hot about 35 degrees, so all on our luggage was summer clothe, confortable shoes because you will walk a lot. If you go on winter well take all jumper, trousers, hats, etc is very very cold.
Viajamos en Julio en pleno verano y hacía mucha calor sobre 35 grados, así ke toda la ropa de verano que echamos a veces no era suficiente. Recomiendo los zapatos mas comodos que tengas porque te pasarás el día andando. Si viajas en invierno preparate a ir forrada de ropa, hace mucho frio.
Photo Equipment: Your digital camera with a good memory stick or normal cameral with lots of films, because you will take a lots of photos believe me. I took nearly 200 photos.
Tu cámara digital con su correspondiente tarjeta o la cámara normal y muchos carretes porque harás mogollón de fotos. Yo hice casi 200.
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Don't forget your camera and walk!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Exploring Prague on foot like i did, you must wear comfortable shoes. Remember; on foot you will take amazing pics of things in otherwise you will not notice.
Photo Equipment: Visiting Prague you certainty will not forget it anymore, but the best way to keep your memories is with beautiful photos. So don't forget your camera, you will have plenty of amazing buildings and views to capture.
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Luggage and bags: Small backback for walking around, make sure its safe from pickpockets.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Whether you explore Prague by yourself or with a tour guide you need a good pair of walking shoes..
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I found it difficult to find headache pills... mind you l should have not drank all that cheap Czech beer...
Photo Equipment: Lots of film or if you have a digital make sure you have at least 64mb.
~ Take Layers of Clothes ~
Luggage and bags: I took a small suitcase with a handle to pull along as it was better than a huge backpack. Gaz took a bagpack and found it to be too heavy when walking around to get the metro and bus.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take layers of clothes as the weather is unpredictable, some days it was cold and windy then it would be sunny and warm. So make sure you take a warm jacket and layers underneath.
Photo Equipment: Take a good camera to get some nice photos of all the architecture and lovely buildings of Prague and nice views from the bridge and tower.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A good pair of walking shoes is needed as you can spend many hours walking around the town.
Miscellaneous: A map of Prague is a must.... when we got hold of one we managed to find our hotel within 10 minutes.
Photo Equipment: Ensure you bring a tripod as there are great opportunities to take amazing night shots of Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Old Town Square, Tine Cathedral and other Prague highlights as they are all lit up at night.
The Shoe Tip - again!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Leave your stilettos at home. You walk a lot in Prague. And on the cobblestones you need much better shoes than on a normal pavement. Take sneakers, boots for tramping, definitely something without heals.
We were in Prague in March. And it was simply freezing. I had to buy a shawl and gloves since I expected spring. But with heavy winds and lot of clouds wheather felt more like deep autumn than a nice spring day. Don't forget warm sweaters. You'll really need them!
Photo Equipment: Lots of films, huge memory cards - you can't stop taking pictures in Prague.
Depending on weather
Luggage and bags: A wheeled suicase is fine although there are sometimes steps only out of the metro & cobbled streets therefore my advice is a backpack.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes, in winter shoes with a good grip & waterproof, a good waterproof windbreaker. In warmer weather take something to cover your shoulders if going into Jewish synagogues.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Depending on what price hotel you stay toilet paper may equate to sandpaper so take your own fluffy soft stuff :-) You can purchase medicine like headache tablets at the chemists but language problems may make this more difficult.
Photo Equipment: camera of course the scenary makes for some spectacular shots. Be careful with your camera equipment
Miscellaneous: smart clothes if you go to the opera / theatre.
Bring good shoes!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are planning a visit to Prague, make sure you have really comfortable shoes. I have never seen a city in Europe where there are more cobble stones then in the one. Especially the Old City Square and the Prague Castle can be hell if you decide to wear high heels (I think :P)
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We went there in January, probably the coldest month for Prague.You should take your warmest hat and gloves.And don' t forget to take your boots with you.
Photo Equipment: You'll find millions of things worth to take photographs so take batteries for your camera.
polar and wool-best friends
Luggage and bags: Bring a back pack to avoid the pickpokets and carry it in front (NOT on your back). it will give you much free hands to take pictures.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: polar clothes and wool socks, gloves, beret (or cap), a nice coat-whatever to keep you warm if you are from a mediterranean country and it is mid-winter. believe me, you haven't ever seen this much cold in your life.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: lipstick to protect your lips from cracking and a good hand cream (neutrogena meybe?)
Photo Equipment: lots of batteries and a big memory card (1 GB will be OK for 3 days stay)
Photo Equipment: This is a beautiful city so take a lot of films ot if you have a digital camera take a big memory card.
I took both and with the regular camera i took 250 pictures and on my digital 430.
A Backpacker's Packing List
Luggage and bags: 1 large rucksack, which is comfortable to carry, to pack everything in.
1 small rucksack, to use as a daysack, to carry on your front.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes - most streets are cobbled!
Warm and cold weather clothes - several thin layers are best due to the changable weather.
NOTE: don't wear heeled shoes around town unless you're just out for the evening!
NOTE: most hostels have washing facilites so you don't have to pack clother for every day of your trip.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Any medication you use - also bring the packaging to show to a pharmacist if you need more.
Small versions of washkit items (toothpaste, shampoo, etc) to keep down weight & bulk.
Toilet paper - if your precious about what you wipe your bum with. Czech toilet paper is fine for most people. Boots (UK) do a small box which is much better than bringing a roll.
Photo Equipment: You will definately want a camera. Make sure you keep it safe. Your best bet is to secure it to your belt & hang it round your neck or, even better, keep it in your daysack on your front.
Film seems easy to get hold of. If you have a digital camera extra storage cards are expensive so buy before you travel.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you're going to camp check with the campsite you are going to stay at as to whether you can rent items from them. This will keep weight & bulk down.
Miscellaneous: Adapter: If necessary bring a travel plug adapter. It's the standard two-pin European plug here.
Guidebook: if you don't want to join the organised tours you will definately need a guide, otherwise you will miss out! Lonely Planet is currently the most up to date, but the information is still a couple of years old.
Phrasebook: Lonely Planet do a good Eastern Europe phrase book with loads of langauges in.
Ear plugs: If you are staying in a hostel be prepared to be kept awake if you don't have ear plugs.
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