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Old 06-02-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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Good things to know when traveling:
-Your student card/ID. Even if you´ve graduated (like myself), take it along because it will save on lots of museum fees etc!!

-The busses are not always cheaper... compare prices.

-Check the hostal beds/rooms first. Met some irish gals who didn´t, and wound up with bed bugs the next morning.

-Room prices are sometimes negotiable. Try it, suggesting high recommendations in guide books, or how the word is being spread back home among friends etc...

-If traveling on a budget, hit up the market!! Buy some olive oils, cheeses (if have a refrid. somewhere), tomatoes, and a knife and plastic plates (easier to pack), and steal napkins from a cafe. Saves sooo much on food!!

-Again... with the pareo as a towel (there are masculine ones, I promise). They are a helluva a lot larger than towels, but pack so much smaller, and dry a ton quicker. Overall, great peice of travel equipment.

Ok.. that´s about it for right now. I´ll keep yall posted if I think of anything else.
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Old 06-02-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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Also, if u miss a bus or train or something, don't sweat it, just go with the flow - "unplanned detours" are all part of the adventure & fun!
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Right on with the travel tips folks!

You´re right about the student card. I, too, am not a student, but brought my ISIC card and got dicounts at museums, castles, and such...

The scars of 7 or 8 bites in row that formed a crescent shape on top of my left foot and in various spots on my lower legs have finally faded after 2 years. I was awarded these bites at a dumpy motel in Mazatlan, because I didn´t lift up the bed spread to inspect within the sheets first. Gotta check, guys!

buying food does save you cash! I had a roomate in Madrid that traveled 42 days on $600 Euros! From London down to Croatia. The only places he splurged was in Eastern Europe because it was dirt cheap! He stayed 7 nights as a hostel in Bratislava, Slovakia for $20. Talked them down from $35! Flash cash! Also shared an apt for a couple of months with a couple from Slovakia and they said that the average income was $300 a month. As a tourist you can eat, drink, and sleep like a king for dirt cheap! They almost talked me into staying with them as long as I wanted and while I was there, I can do the LASIK eye operation on both eyes for $200! State of the art equiptment. The girl had it done and raved about it. Good bye contact lenses (of 15yrs!) !

Amen about the "unplanned detours!" That´s the attitude that you MUST have to maximize your trip!

I did a google image check on pareo´s and I didn´t see anything masculine...enough but I did see a lot of chicks! Here´s a pareo for everyone !


Thanks for the tips y´all! We´d appreciate the updates too, Sherp!

PS. how do you guys put pictures up like that?! It´s cool! I´ll spend some time tomorrow figuring that out! Good night all !
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tone, just go into "My Controls" and there is an avatar option in there.

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Thanks Crion! I´ll check it out! Now I just have to find something coooooooollll B)

Later.............

Whoa! Cool! I guess I shoulda looked at that control panel earlier. Lot´s of options!
I put an avatar up, of a favorite movie of mine, so I had to register the appropriate handle too! Thanks again B) !
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Ok so I admit that some of the pareos can be a bit.... flowery. Well, sometimes guys, you just have to be ready to get in touch with your feminine side And PS- I promise they pack up small. I brought 4 of em, and they defnitely take up less room than my pants etc. Here are some links:

http://www.surfwearhawaii.com/dropin/wahin...reos_main.shtml

http://www.rhodesgallery.gr/store/Category...2&categoryID=55

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/brisa/parlargo.htm

Here are some good one´s for the boys... (check out Black Lava, Pele´s Fire and Manta Blue) http://www.kismethawaii.com/cgi-local/shop...age=gallery.htm

Ok, time to hit the beach and take advantage of this amazingly generous Valenican sun.

Loves!
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I dunno but guys in sarongs don't do it for me. Sorry but I want a MAN, not a guy in a sarong. Just doesn't turn me on at all.
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Nice avatar Dio!
I would have to agree with you about those not looking manly enough.
I'm liking some of the designs Sherp, but having a hard time picturing myself wearing one . I'll have to get back to ya on that

Let us know how Valencia is treating you when you get a chance ! I hear ya about the MEditerranean! Wish I was there
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hey i don't mind a guy who's in touch with his feminine side. put it with a nice shirt, and you've got yourself some economical (and funky) leisure wear.

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Yes my avatar fits my bitchy personality quite nicely...

crio..I dont know..don't think it's sexy..hehe I like to feel protected and taken care of. don't think I could take a guy seriously if he was wearing a sarong. hehe
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