How safe is Prague?

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  1. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    One of my online friends has a 14 year old daughter who is about go on a school trip from the UK to Prague. She is worried about her daughter's safety. I know nothing about Prague...I was just hoping some of my friends here could let me know what kind of city Prague is...would you send your daughter there?
     
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  3. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    I spent a few months there back in 1995. Quite honestly, it's my most favourite city in the world. Totally safe.

    Mind you, I was 24 at that time. I'd feel fine about a 14 year old going there, as long as she was chaperoned. I mean, realistically, a 14 year old shouldn't be going anywhere alone....


    Damn. Why did I ever leave that city...?
     
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  5. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    ^ Shes not going alone if its a school trip. Prague is totally safe, Czech Republic in general.
     
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  7. Mr MacGillivray Banned Banned

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    No major European city is safe.
    No city anywhere is safe.

    The UK isn't quite safe to start with, so there probably isn't much difference, between the two.
     
  8. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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    Ah it's like any other city, pickpockets, theives, rape, arson, murder.... Sorry wrong anecdote.

    Seriously though, if she can survive in the UK then she'll be fine. Safe and sensible and any city is fine. Tell her to take a phrase book and learn some of it, rather than looking like a tourist.

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  9. PsychoTropicPuppy Bittersweet life? Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, for European standards Prague is safe. You'd have to walk alone, 1 AM somewhere in some creepy place to have something happen to you..
    The Czech Republic is actually super safe, I'd say. Well, since I live here..
    Prague is a pretty city, with lots of things that shouldn't be missed out on.


    I don't know why so many people talk about the Czech Republic as if it was some Sudan where you have to fear that some commie pirates kidnap your ass, and cut you into pieces.
    Since they're most definitely going on a tourist trip, and won't be visiting dubious corners late at night, I would say, there's nothing to be worried about. But hey, on every trip something could happen, whether you go to a little village, or to a huge city. It's a matter of luck.

    Anyway, I'd send my daughter, my son, anyone I know to Prague without further worries. But I wouldn't send my 14 year old daughter to Zurich, London, and so on.
     
  10. domesticated om Stickler for details Valued Senior Member

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    Is Czech Republic as awesome as Tunisia?
     
  11. PsychoTropicPuppy Bittersweet life? Valued Senior Member

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    Go see for yourself?
     
  12. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Lovely city, I'd go back anytime.
    I once had a bag of shopping (birthday gifts for a friend) stolen from me, but, on reflection putting a large brightly-coloured carrier bag on the ground behind me while I took photographs of night scenes in the middle of a crowded Wenceslas Square wasn't the smartest thing to do.

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    Sure, it's as safe (maybe safer) as any other city, I'd let my daughter (if I had one) go. It'll be an experience she'll never forget.

    Awesomer.
     
  13. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for all the replies! I just didn't know if it was like Detroit or something.

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    I'll let her know.
     
  14. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    You have to remember that us Europeans only discovered fire last month and only got the hang of the wheel a couple of weeks ago, so please excuse the lack of anything resembling civilisation.
     
  15. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    Prague is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe.
     
  16. superstring01 Moderator

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    Don't stay at a hostel!

    ~String
     
  17. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    I went age 15 and 'twas very nice and seemed safe.
     
  18. PsychoTropicPuppy Bittersweet life? Valued Senior Member

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    That was Slovakia, no?
     
  19. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    How safe is Prague?

    Does the phrase "buttless-chapped cannibal nomads" mean anything to you?
     
  20. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

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    Why are their butts chapped, or dare I ask?
     
  21. dbnp48 Q.E.D. Registered Senior Member

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  22. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    Prague feels very safe every time I visit it's a beautiful city.
     
  23. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Not enough vaseline.

    You dared.
     

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