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St Paul, MN
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First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

Hi,

I've seen many good posts but none seem to answer the specific questions I have. I'm coming in mid September, in advance of a weeks worth of business in London. I've heard many great things about the city and though I do not particularly enjoy site seeing alone, its seems the only way to actually get there.

Although I don't fear for my physical safety, I'm a straight male 6'2" - 250lbs, I'm curious as to whether the City is single friendly. I am planning on staying fairly close to Prague 1 (take the transportation issue out of the equation), but have not picked a hotel - looking for something on the cheaper side. Also, dining and nightlife, will it be considered odd that I am alone?

Potentially some basic insecurity coming out here, but wondered if there are any thoughts. Is there an absolute agenda that I should follow.

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1. Re: First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

prgaue is a safe city, even at night. there is a petty pickpocketing problem, but if you take sensible precautions like you would in any big city you should be ok. there are too many tourists here for you to stand out as a single person. eating out for one is not also an issue

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2. Re: First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

Last year I was in Prague for business and I was by myself. I had absolutely no problems being by myself around the city. Not only did I dine and enjoy a few beers by myself I also shopped and took in the sights. I found people inviting in the bars and pubs and I learned some great things about the city by talking to these folks. If a single female can handle Prague alone, I think a 6'2" male should be fine.

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I just spent 30 days there alone (single female, mid-40's) in July. I stayed a bit outside of the tourist areas near Vysehrad.

I felt quite comfortable. I met lots of other tourists, the folks running my hotel became my new family and I ate alone 90% of the time. I usually found a place with a bar to eat and found the Czech bartenders to be very sociable.

Even when I sat at a table I had my guidebooks or a view to keep me busy.

I was taking a photography class and them was a 30 year old male in the class who went to night clubs by himself and he had a blast.

I did all the touristy things alone including a few tours. There was always another single person or two and the couples/tour guides were friendly.

I just posted a trip report a few days ago. It may list some things that would interest you.

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4. Re: First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

Thank you for your input. I'm not a shy guy, for the most part, so I'm sure it will be fine.

I am having some difficulty finding lodging under $100US/night. Any suggestions? I want to stay very close to the action (Praha 1). I didn't think it would be that much of a problem, but many places are booked. Maybe that's a whole other post.

Thanks again for the information.

(ps - ADNIL I did read your trip report, very informative. )

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5. Re: First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

Did you try Arcadia Residence? They were close to that price and also have a few apartments in town (not sure of prices). Their e-mail address is: info@arcadiaresidence.com

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6. Re: First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

try talking to one of the local agencies which a number of people posting here have commented as using and see what they have for you around the price you want. however, the dollar exchange rate, $100 per night does not buy you much in September. even though there is one of you, you should go for a double room with single occupancy - otherwise you will probably find the single beds too small and end up sleeping on the floor

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7. Re: First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

5ft 2" female who spent New Year alone in Prague last year, I felt safe. There's always a crowd around the major tourist attractions you wouldn't feel alone. However if you do want to get away from the crowds I can hint on how to do that too.

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8. Re: First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

Reservations have been made.

After striking out many times on different accommodations, I have a reservation at Ducha Apartment is U Svateho Ducha 3, Prague 1. If anyone has any information on this place, it would be appreciated.

Looking forward to the trip. Thank you for your posts.

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9. Re: First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

they look fairly basically furnished are very central - about 2 minutes walk from the old town square. the church bells from the church the other side of the street may be annoying though

question is, having already booked them, what would you do if we said go there at your peril?

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10. Re: First timer and coming alone - what do you think.......

peb7, you have a point, but i was running out of options. I didn't realize it would be that difficult to reserve a place to stay. I guess the price point was the biggest factor. as for the church bells, being mostly deaf in one ear has its advantages:-)

I'm having dinner with a friend of a friend who grew up outside of Prague, I'm hoping she can be a resource. She thinks she may have a friend who has been trying to learn english that would be willing to show me around to help her english. An enormous asset if it can be worked out.