by Fiammetta Draghetti © 2002
Draghetti, of Rome,
shares her holiday in Prague,
with Marco, her wheelchair-using boyfriend.
I'm happy to write about our holidays in
Prague (May 2001) because
this town is really wonderful!
a special atmosphere, and I'm sorry to confirm that there are also many
really wonderful girls. My boyfriend was so spellbound that he didn’t
control where he was going with his wheelchair!
From a sitting position, the girls’ short skirts invited a big inattention for a boy in a wheelchair, and I would like to break something on the head of my lover.
First, I suggest choosing a hotel in the town centre, such as where
we stayed: the Adria
Praha. Visit their website at http://hotel.source.cz/prague/adria/
By staying in the city centre, you can limit the taxi cost, and in
every moment a relaxing stop is possible. This hotel is very nice,
exactly in the centre and near the most important tourist sites to
Adria Praha Hotel
has a disabled room, but it is not very large
and with a bad view. Still, it is sufficiently comfortable with an
adapted bathroom, including a little seat in the roll-in shower. There
are also two turn-handles near the water closet.
Note: It's necessary to negotiate and fix the price of every transfer in the town with the taxi drivers BEFORE your transfer. In fact, the price for the same transfer can vary according to the taxi driver you hire.
In the usual tour guides, you can read about the most important
historical monuments, so I won't spend so many words about this type
of information, because the following guide reports the accessibility
information about tourist sites in the
Prague. Visit this website and click on the links to
museums, monuments, accommodations, galleries and transport and scroll
down to locate the ones displaying the
international wheelchair access symbol.
Just a note: the
Prague Castle is partially accessible. In the
only bar in the castle, there's a bathroom for disabled people.
The town at the back of
has roads not adapted for a
wheelchair (too steep and very hard to cover in a wheelchair). I suggest
that you visit this part of the town in a typical old open car
rental, which is good for a paraplegic person who can transfer and load his wheelchair
in the back.
For a wonderful night, I suggest a dinner at the "Perle of Prague Restaurant. It is accessible with a lift and has a wonderful view of the town from a high position. If you like fish, Rybě, located in a little square in the centre is also a very good restaurant.
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