Sunday, September 25, 2011

Czech Republic (Prague)

السلام عليكم, Hampir 3 hari tak update, biasalah busy skit ngan koje, Iols akan continue story untuk minggu 3 di eropah. Minggu ke-4 di hungary mmg sangat busy, yelah koje pun dah banyak plus project migration pun nak go live. But sempat gak planed untuk berjimba . Finally we decided go to Prague bertolak malam Sabtu dan balik ahad pagi. Meh iols bg tips klo ada sesiapa ingin ke Czech Republic

About Prague
Is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic.Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river.Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of Europe[citation needed] and particularly central Europe during its 1,100 year existence. For centuries, during the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the permanent seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire.

Main attractions include the following: Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petřín hill.The extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Getting There.
You may choose flight. bus or train. If you like to take flight u may search by Wizz Air, Malev Airline or Czech Airlines. Those airline is direct flight from Budapest to Prague, or u can take train our plan is budget travel , we decided to took bus (hahah ni je mampo), we went by bus return ticket is HUF 9000 = RM 132. Departed from HU Budapest OrangeWays bus station (Stadion FTC Nepliget) around 11.00 pm local time , and arrived CZ Prague Florenc Bus Terminal around 6 am in the morning. Travel will takes 6-7 hrs and will stop to Bratislava (Slovakia ) bus terminal to take remains passengers .

You need to do some research 1st before u come here cause not all Czech people can understand in English. We booked hotel via Booking. com and the hotel (Hotel Florenc) that we stayed is really near to CZ Florenc Bus Terminal, around 6 minute walking distance. Rate Per night is EUR 20 = RM 85 and breakfast is included. 

Public Transportation 
U may take Metro (Prague Subway), tram or 
bus as you main public transport. info :Single-trip ticket (30 minutes) , Adults: 24 Kč = RM 4, children 6-15 years: 12 Kč = RM 2, children under 6: free.This ticket can be used on any type of public transportation and allows transfers between lines (subway to subway, tram to tram, etc.) and types of transport (subway to tram, tram to bus, etc.) for up to 30 min. from validation and Single-trip ticket (90 minutes), Single-trip ticket (90 minutes)Adults: 32 Kč =RM 5.50, children 6-15 years: 16 Kč =RM 2.70, children under 6: free This ticket can be used on any type of public transportation and allows transfers between lines (subway to subway, tram to tram, etc.) and types of transport (subway to tram, tram to bus, etc.) for up to 90 min. from validation

(Prague Tram)
(Prague Metro)
Places that have visited
Not much places that we visited plus our trip is short trip and we not take any public transport since our hotel is quite near with mall and central of Prague.First place that we visited is The Old Town Square (Staromestske namesti). Located It is less than 5 minutes form our hotel

The we went to Prague National Museum 15 minutes from Old Town Square. info : is a Czech museum institution intended to systematically establish, prepare and publicly exhibit natural scientific and historical collections. It was founded 1818 in Prague by Kašpar Maria Šternberg. Historian František Palacký was also strongly involved

10 Minutes walking distance we found one interesting place which is Prague Astronomical Clock info : Is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic,making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the only one still working.

We just took pictures in front of Prague Astronomical Clock and after that we wanted to go Charles Bridge but we lost the guide .Almost 30 minutes we walked around until we found local people who can speak in English. Info : Is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague, Czech Republic. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau)

Last places that we went is Old Town (find souvenir ) and Palac Flora Mall info : Conveniently situated above Flora metro station, this addition to Prague's growing mall population offers fashion boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, an 8 screen multi-plex cinema.

Some pictures taken during our trip

Return Bus : RM 132
Hotel : RM 85 divided by 2 : RM 42.50
Food, souvenir and other expenses: RM 150
Total :    RM 324.50

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