Old people, pensioners, have their rights --- even foreign old people. Any person who is over 70 years old is eligible for free transportation on the Prague subway, buses and trams. We were very surprised to learn that even we are eligible. The only difference is that for a Czech national their national identity card is all they need. For us the card cost 20 Czech Krowns, just over 1 US dollar each. An annual pass for those under 70 comes to between $270 and $300. What a deal, transportation for the rest of your life for just over $2.00.
Our new friend, D, went with us today since we had to register with the Foreigner's Police later in the day. She speaks Russian since she is from Uzbekistan and so do most older Czechs. With her help and the help of a friendly young bilingual American woman, we had no problem filling in the required form and receiving our cards. In fact the clerk at the desk also spoke enough English that we most likely could have managed somehow or the other alone. But everything is easier with the help of friendly folks. Now we are set to
travel within Prague without worrying about buying passes or tickets. Hurray!
We are retired librarians. Nancy worked for the Board of Education and Bill operated a one person engineering library for a communications company. Travel has been one of our passions our entire marriage.
Originally we thought this blog would report only on our trip to Prague. However, we have decided to add entries and photos previous trips. We hope you enjoy them.
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