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  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,808
    100 Pacer said:
    PJNB said:
    Starting to pack my bag for my week long trip to Europe starting with Prague. Is two pair of underwear enough? Asking for a friend... 
    You're nothing if you don't rough it commando. 
    Sold!


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    2018 Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Seattle 2, Wrigley 2, Fenway 1&2 

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  • Cal.PJ.CCal.PJ.C Posts: 159
    This city is goddamn awesome 
  • The RockThe Rock Posts: 1,032
    It's getting so close now! We fly Friday morning, can't wait to explore this city :)
    2006: London Astoria, Lisbon I & II, Paris, Verona, Milano
    2007: Wembley, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Nijmegen
    2009: Manchester
    2010: Belfast, Berlin
    2012: Manchester I & II
    2014: Leeds, Milton Keynes
    2018: Amsterdam I, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Barcelona, London
  • SpinTheLastExitSpinTheLastExit Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 263
    6am flight from Edinburgh to Prague. Gonna be a long day!
    2012 – Manchester II
    2014 – Amsterdam I + II, Gdynia, Leeds, Milton Keynes
    2016 – Wrigley I + II
    2017 – Amsterdam III [EV]
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  • MoonpigMoonpig Posts: 627
    The wife and myself are en route tomorrow. Her first pearl jam show and my 9th. Wore her down.

    hope to meet you all at the pre party, let's not leave Prague how we found it.
  • BizzzyBozzzyBizzzyBozzzy New YorkPosts: 321
    PJNB said:
    Starting to pack my bag for my week long trip to Europe starting with Prague. Is two pair of underwear enough? Asking for a friend... 
    Sure is! I only brought a backpack for 10 days. Hope my friends like me!
    1 in '03, 1 in '06, 2 in '08, 2 in '09, 5 in '10, 2 in '11, 12 in '13, 4 in '14, 1 in '15, 12 in '16, 3 in '18
  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    I have two days to shake this stupid sniffly thing I have going on :anguished: :anguished:
  • tino_11tino_11 Posts: 1,191
    We fly out Friday afternoon. Pearl Jam and travel, two of the greatest things in life!
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    2017: London II (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I, London I, Prague, London II
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  • cutzcutz Posts: 8,194
    edited June 2018
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    I think i'm gonna withdraw money at an ATM in the Airport. I checked with my Bank today, and they told me i can do that if i choose.

    Any volunteers to pick me up at the Airport>LOL!!
    Post edited by cutz on
  • MoonpigMoonpig Posts: 627
    cutz said:
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    I think i'm gonna withdraw money at an ATM in the Airport. I checked with my Bank today, and they told me i can do that if i choose.

    Any volunteers to pick me up at the Airport>LOL!!
    I would not recommend changing at the airport, notorious for fees. Plenty of places in town, check rates and commission.

    Personally I am using my card as much as possible.

    Uber works a treat in Prague also.
  • cutzcutz Posts: 8,194
    Moonpig said:
    cutz said:
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    I think i'm gonna withdraw money at an ATM in the Airport. I checked with my Bank today, and they told me i can do that if i choose.

    Any volunteers to pick me up at the Airport>LOL!!
    I would not recommend changing at the airport, notorious for fees. Plenty of places in town, check rates and commission.

    Personally I am using my card as much as possible.

    Uber works a treat in Prague also.
    I  need cash for a Taxi to my hotel, because i don't know how to Uber. Unless, they take Credit Card?(I plan on mostly using my CC, but i may want a small amount of cash to buy low price items).

    Thanks for the info.
  • Miss.SnowdropMiss.Snowdrop ScotlandPosts: 171
    6am flight from Edinburgh to Prague. Gonna be a long day!
    really 6am? Who are you flying with? I am leaving ED at 2.25pm.
  • Miss.SnowdropMiss.Snowdrop ScotlandPosts: 171
    cutz said:
    Moonpig said:
    cutz said:
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    I think i'm gonna withdraw money at an ATM in the Airport. I checked with my Bank today, and they told me i can do that if i choose.

    Any volunteers to pick me up at the Airport>LOL!!
    I would not recommend changing at the airport, notorious for fees. Plenty of places in town, check rates and commission.

    Personally I am using my card as much as possible.

    Uber works a treat in Prague also.
    I  need cash for a Taxi to my hotel, because i don't know how to Uber. Unless, they take Credit Card?(I plan on mostly using my CC, but i may want a small amount of cash to buy low price items).

    Thanks for the info.
    You download the app and register your credit card with them and the money gets taken off automatically!
  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    cutz said:
    Moonpig said:
    cutz said:
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    I think i'm gonna withdraw money at an ATM in the Airport. I checked with my Bank today, and they told me i can do that if i choose.

    Any volunteers to pick me up at the Airport>LOL!!
    I would not recommend changing at the airport, notorious for fees. Plenty of places in town, check rates and commission.

    Personally I am using my card as much as possible.

    Uber works a treat in Prague also.
    I  need cash for a Taxi to my hotel, because i don't know how to Uber. Unless, they take Credit Card?(I plan on mostly using my CC, but i may want a small amount of cash to buy low price items).

    Thanks for the info.
    Bank ATMs should be fine, just don’t use ATMs that say Travelex or are right by a money exhange kiosk, those tend to incur lots of fees. If memory serves, there are a bunch of ATMS to the right once you exit the secure area but maybe some locals can confirm. Paging Ales and Jeremy...

    Also, do you have a pre-booked taxi? If not, you should get one. Your hotel can arrange for you. I’ve seen them range from 600-800 Czech Koruna, which is like USD $25-35. They will hold a sign with your name and hotel name when you exit the secure area. Taxis are notorious for ripping people off in Prague so you don’t want to get into a random taxi. Or so I’ve been told.
  • MoonpigMoonpig Posts: 627
    cutz said:
    Moonpig said:
    cutz said:
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    I think i'm gonna withdraw money at an ATM in the Airport. I checked with my Bank today, and they told me i can do that if i choose.

    Any volunteers to pick me up at the Airport>LOL!!
    I would not recommend changing at the airport, notorious for fees. Plenty of places in town, check rates and commission.

    Personally I am using my card as much as possible.

    Uber works a treat in Prague also.
    I  need cash for a Taxi to my hotel, because i don't know how to Uber. Unless, they take Credit Card?(I plan on mostly using my CC, but i may want a small amount of cash to buy low price items).

    Thanks for the info.
    I tend to use Welcome pickups, you pre arrange online. All paid in advance, driver will be waiting in arrivals for you. About 23 euros. As mentioned earlier stay away from local taxis.
  • cutzcutz Posts: 8,194
    edited June 2018
    Suziemay said:
    cutz said:
    Moonpig said:
    cutz said:
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    I think i'm gonna withdraw money at an ATM in the Airport. I checked with my Bank today, and they told me i can do that if i choose.

    Any volunteers to pick me up at the Airport>LOL!!
    I would not recommend changing at the airport, notorious for fees. Plenty of places in town, check rates and commission.

    Personally I am using my card as much as possible.

    Uber works a treat in Prague also.
    I  need cash for a Taxi to my hotel, because i don't know how to Uber. Unless, they take Credit Card?(I plan on mostly using my CC, but i may want a small amount of cash to buy low price items).

    Thanks for the info.
    Bank ATMs should be fine, just don’t use ATMs that say Travelex or are right by a money exhange kiosk, those tend to incur lots of fees. If memory serves, there are a bunch of ATMS to the right once you exit the secure area but maybe some locals can confirm. Paging Ales and Jeremy...

    Also, do you have a pre-booked taxi? If not, you should get one. Your hotel can arrange for you. I’ve seen them range from 600-800 Czech Koruna, which is like USD $25-35. They will hold a sign with your name and hotel name when you exit the secure area. Taxis are notorious for ripping people off in Prague so you don’t want to get into a random taxi. Or so I’ve been told.
    Moonpig said:
    cutz said:
    Moonpig said:
    cutz said:
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    I think i'm gonna withdraw money at an ATM in the Airport. I checked with my Bank today, and they told me i can do that if i choose.

    Any volunteers to pick me up at the Airport>LOL!!
    I would not recommend changing at the airport, notorious for fees. Plenty of places in town, check rates and commission.

    Personally I am using my card as much as possible.

    Uber works a treat in Prague also.
    I  need cash for a Taxi to my hotel, because i don't know how to Uber. Unless, they take Credit Card?(I plan on mostly using my CC, but i may want a small amount of cash to buy low price items).

    Thanks for the info.
    I tend to use Welcome pickups, you pre arrange online. All paid in advance, driver will be waiting in arrivals for you. About 23 euros. As mentioned earlier stay away from local taxis.
    Thank You ALL for the advice. 

    I just Booked Welcome Pickups, so i'm all set for a ride to my Hotel.

    I'll use a ATM to get a small amount of cash.

    THANKS!!!
    Post edited by cutz on
  • opsopcopolisopsopcopolis Posts: 752
    These last two days at work are gonna draaaaaggggggg
  • SpinTheLastExitSpinTheLastExit Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 263
    6am flight from Edinburgh to Prague. Gonna be a long day!
    really 6am? Who are you flying with? I am leaving ED at 2.25pm.
    EasyJet. Assuming you're flying with Ryanair,?
    2012 – Manchester II
    2014 – Amsterdam I + II, Gdynia, Leeds, Milton Keynes
    2016 – Wrigley I + II
    2017 – Amsterdam III [EV]
    2018 – London I, London II, Padova, Rome, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Wrigley I + II
  • deftonesdeftones Athens, GreecePosts: 2,432
    Check in done, getting really excited! Flying on Saturday morning with 23scidoo, we will be in Prague at 10.15 am, take a bus, pick up the train tickets to Krakow and then out for beers! See you all there!
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 12,748
    deftones said:
    Check in done, getting really excited! Flying on Saturday morning with 23scidoo, we will be in Prague at 10.15 am, take a bus, pick up the train tickets to Krakow and then out for beers! See you all there!
    Well said sir..
    last shift tonight and tomorrow packing..we are clooooooooooooose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018.
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  • coach4tlcoach4tl Posts: 141
    Suziemay said:
    alesek said:
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    really depends on your banks exchange rates...  EURCZK is 25.900 at the moment. You can find good exchange offices in Prague where the rate could be around 25.500. So if your bank does it better, use your cards/withdraw ATM ... but doubt that.
    Yeah but don't they also charge fees? I tend to just withdraw money from a bank ATM when I travel, or use credit cards, rather than try to sort out which is a good money exchange office where I won't get ripped off. It's served me well :)
    DON"T EXCHANGE AT THE AIRPORT PLEASE!!! You're best bet is to withdraw from an ATM as most banks give more favorable rates. But, there are also decent exchange places in the Old Town area as well. 
  • coach4tlcoach4tl Posts: 141
    Suziemay said:
    cutz said:
    Moonpig said:
    cutz said:
    deftones said:
    What is the best to do with money? Withdraw from an ATM in the airport/city center, change euro or pay with credit/debit card?
    I think i'm gonna withdraw money at an ATM in the Airport. I checked with my Bank today, and they told me i can do that if i choose.

    Any volunteers to pick me up at the Airport>LOL!!
    I would not recommend changing at the airport, notorious for fees. Plenty of places in town, check rates and commission.

    Personally I am using my card as much as possible.

    Uber works a treat in Prague also.
    I  need cash for a Taxi to my hotel, because i don't know how to Uber. Unless, they take Credit Card?(I plan on mostly using my CC, but i may want a small amount of cash to buy low price items).

    Thanks for the info.
    Bank ATMs should be fine, just don’t use ATMs that say Travelex or are right by a money exhange kiosk, those tend to incur lots of fees. If memory serves, there are a bunch of ATMS to the right once you exit the secure area but maybe some locals can confirm. Paging Ales and Jeremy...

    Also, do you have a pre-booked taxi? If not, you should get one. Your hotel can arrange for you. I’ve seen them range from 600-800 Czech Koruna, which is like USD $25-35. They will hold a sign with your name and hotel name when you exit the secure area. Taxis are notorious for ripping people off in Prague so you don’t want to get into a random taxi. Or so I’ve been told.
    ATMs from an actual bank around town will be fine, don't exchange cash at the airport please. Also, Uber people. Seriously. Taxis will rip you off unless you speak Czech, which I assume most of you don't :-) 

  • kce8kce8 Posts: 1,492
    So if you order Uber taxi, how long does it take to get out of the airport? 
    You have to specify the pick up time and not the flight arrival time, right? 
  • coach4tlcoach4tl Posts: 141
    kce8 said:
    So if you order Uber taxi, how long does it take to get out of the airport? 
    You have to specify the pick up time and not the flight arrival time, right? 
    You'll order the Uber once you get outside the terminal. If you're coming from within the EU it'll meet you up top outside terminal 2, if you're coming from outside the EU or UK you'll meet the Uber across from terminal 1 where there is a small parking lot for drop off and pick up. Generally they arrive within 8 minutes or so. Depending on where you are staying in the city it shouldn't be more than 450Kc (<20 Euro)
  • kce8kce8 Posts: 1,492
    coach4tl said:
    kce8 said:
    So if you order Uber taxi, how long does it take to get out of the airport? 
    You have to specify the pick up time and not the flight arrival time, right? 
    You'll order the Uber once you get outside the terminal. If you're coming from within the EU it'll meet you up top outside terminal 2, if you're coming from outside the EU or UK you'll meet the Uber across from terminal 1 where there is a small parking lot for drop off and pick up. Generally they arrive within 8 minutes or so. Depending on where you are staying in the city it shouldn't be more than 450Kc (<20 Euro)
    Thank you for your help! :smile: 
    I thought I should order it already before. That's good then. 
    My plane arrives at 7:25am. Is anyone else at the Prague airport around that time? We could possibly share a taxi there.

  • Miss.SnowdropMiss.Snowdrop ScotlandPosts: 171
    6am flight from Edinburgh to Prague. Gonna be a long day!
    really 6am? Who are you flying with? I am leaving ED at 2.25pm.
    EasyJet. Assuming you're flying with Ryanair,?
    Yes, on my way to the airport right now. I couldn't have done 6am. I was working until 3am. It must be the hottest day in Scotland this summer. I hope Prague can keep up. 
  • kce8kce8 Posts: 1,492
    6am flight from Edinburgh to Prague. Gonna be a long day!
    really 6am? Who are you flying with? I am leaving ED at 2.25pm.
    EasyJet. Assuming you're flying with Ryanair,?
    Yes, on my way to the airport right now. I couldn't have done 6am. I was working until 3am. It must be the hottest day in Scotland this summer. I hope Prague can keep up. 
    OMG... I hope not! Can't stand the heat...

    Safe travels everybody! :smile:
  • Miss.SnowdropMiss.Snowdrop ScotlandPosts: 171
    kce8 said:
    6am flight from Edinburgh to Prague. Gonna be a long day!
    really 6am? Who are you flying with? I am leaving ED at 2.25pm.
    EasyJet. Assuming you're flying with Ryanair,?
    Yes, on my way to the airport right now. I couldn't have done 6am. I was working until 3am. It must be the hottest day in Scotland this summer. I hope Prague can keep up. 
    OMG... I hope not! Can't stand the heat...

    Safe travels everybody! :smile:
    It's only 25C. But that's as hot as it gets about once a year. 
  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 4,808
    Only a couple of days to go now. Hope all that are traveling get there safely and hope to meet a lot of you on the Prague - Krakow - Berlin trip. I will be late getting to Prague but will be going to the Krakow and Berlin pre-parties. Come say hi.  Also lets bring it during these shows! 

    Jeff
    PJ
    2013 Worcester 1 & 2
    2016 Quebec, Toronto 2, Fenway 1&2, Wrigley 2
    2018 Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Seattle 2, Wrigley 2, Fenway 1&2 

    EV
    2017 Firenze, Taormina 1 & 2
  • deftonesdeftones Athens, GreecePosts: 2,432
    PJNB said:
    Only a couple of days to go now. Hope all that are traveling get there safely and hope to meet a lot of you on the Prague - Krakow - Berlin trip. I will be late getting to Prague but will be going to the Krakow and Berlin pre-parties. Come say hi.  Also lets bring it during these shows! 

    Jeff
    See you soon man, we will be queuing early in Prague, hopefully you will make it early from the airport too. 
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