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Old 07-17-2005, 06:25 AM   #21
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Only the top three? lol

1) AMSTERDAM SPACE CAKES! nuf said

2) castles and other amazing archticture.

3) meet a ton of awesome people. and make friends all over the world, while having the time of my life.

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Old 07-21-2005, 09:15 PM   #22
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Just 3 things!!

1. Meet heaps of new people (backpackers & locals)

2. See lots of cool, and interesting places

3. Hook up with lots of nice girls with sexy accents.......... of course.

Running with the bulls sounds like it would be awesome, I might have to do that as well!!
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Old 07-24-2005, 06:14 AM   #23
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Starting in 2 weeks!:

*Stand on the shores of the Arctic Ocean in either Murmansk or Acrhangelsk

*Stopping off along the way to Ulan Ude and camping on the east shore of Lake Baikal.

*Chilling out in Vladivostok after.

*Doing some worthwhile volunteer work in Perm.

*doing all the above over 3 months on a total budget of 2k euro!
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Starting in 3 weeks:

1.Party it up at Oktoberfest

2. Do as many chicks as possible

3. Get wasted off my ass at least 4 nights a week.


HELL YA BABY!!!! CANY WAIT!! LADIES HERE I COME
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1. Beer in Britain, espresso macchiato in Italy, chocolate in Switzerland . . . spend my food budget on anything but real food . . .

2. Meet some neato fellow packers

3. Practice my (nonexistent) language skills on the locals

4. See Edinburgh, Paris, Vienna, Venice, Florence . . .
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1. Drink absinthe whenever I can get my hands on it
2. Make it to Oktoberfest for my birthday
3. Throughly enjoy working in France and try to forget about the fact i work 50+ hours a week!

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1. Hike the full trail of the Cinque Terre, then chill out in Monteroso with a gelato.
2. Go underground in Ebinburough.
3. Jump in Loch Ness and freeze.


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Wow, everyone has such great ideas of what to see and do! I have to admit I'd love to just chill in a Paris cafe, and see the Eifel tower at night. However, then I really really want to get an eye jewel in Amsterdam, they have one of the only 2 clinics in the world that does those! I think it'd be so fabulous to go home blinking stars at people, and casually mentioning how I just got back from Europe.... *sigh*
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Originally posted by rjt98@Sep 2 2005, 09:12 AM
1. Hike the full trail of the Cinque Terre, then chill out in Monteroso with a gelato.
2. Go underground in Ebinburough.
3. Jump in Loch Ness and freeze.
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I spent the entire night underground in the south bridge vaults!!! It was soooooo cool! It's like 25 but its so worth it, however, just be careful that you wear a scarf or something, the air is super musty and damp and I got a really bad cold and was coughing for a week after!
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No matter where I go:

1. To be surrounded by people who don't know me at all...kind of like a clean slate...no one has an preconceived notions of who you are...then meet as many of those people as I can!! You've seen one castle (ocean, mountain, church, etc.) you've seen 'em all , but there're billions of people and each is pretty much unique!

2. To be accountable to no one but myself...I can't think of any time when this would be possible except when travelling alone

3. Soak up the culture...or the booze, whichever's cheaper
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:35 PM   #31
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The next trip I go on, Id like to stay in one place for a long time. Just hang out and become part of the scenery. Do this until I truely feel its time to leave. It sucks having to leave a place when you really dont want to just because you tell yourself its time to go, or worse, if you have obligations somewhere else.
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nice thread. might as well keep it going.

1) Hike the trail to Santiago de Compostella all the way from France or wherever the trail begins. I believe the religious and historical meaning, and the plain exercise would change me forever.

2) Running with the Bulls (went this summer, wont miss it if in europe at the time)

3) Hit up The Tomatina in Spain
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Here you go:

1. Travel all around europe and do a beer drinking tour.

2. Go see Machupichu

3. Be at the finals of the world cup in Germany in 2006
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By day: Sit on the beach (or near) with my laptop working...or in a coffee shop with internet (is there lots of wireless in Spain?) since that is my job.

By night: Find some man to speak Spanish to me until I can't stand it any longer and attack him.

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well i have three good reasons and three not so good...

the ones that really count..

1. immerse myself in a new culture and take in as much as i can (language, food, meeting locals, drinking, local history, architecture, art)
2. see atleast one area where my family immigrated from (see where they lived-England, Wales, Italy)
3. find myself and relax-i know it sounds corny but i think that it will help me find our more about myself,
and the more i'm away from what i know the more i will know what i want

the fun ones...

1. party it up in a new place
2. meet new people and do things ive never done before
3. meet the most beautiful women ive ever seen...and hook up with them tooo!
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i have several reasons for going abroad:

visit friends, get away from people speaking in a boston accent, forget that i'm no longer in college, try as many beers as i can, hopefully hook up along the way, not worry about anything but my next drink.
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What I would love to do:
1. Hike the Cinque Terre trails in Italy
2. Do more hiking in the Swiss and Austrian Alps
3. Visit Edinburgh

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Cinque Terre is a FABULOUS idea...as you know, it's hard to pick a "favorite" place, but that one is way up top on my list. the trails are amazing, and if you keep your eyes peeled you'll find a lovely beach that seems impossible to get to from where you can see it on the trail. I won't tell you how to get there because that's part of the joy, but let me know how you go....

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i'm gonna try to do it all!
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