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Old 05-11-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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So your all traveling alone this summer? Me too. WHat I want to know is what do you really want to do in Europe?

me? Here's my top three in order of importance:

I want to...

1. Sit at a cafe and drink beer/wine while I'm surrounded by people for thousands of miles who don't know my name.

2. Run with the Bulls....again. Undescribable. The whole week is amazing!

3. Meet really cool people from all over the world. A transcendental "What's Up!" to Marcus from Mexico, Yoli from Caracas, Dennis from Cali just name a few.

What are your top three?

I hope everyone has a stellar experience abroad.

p.s. looking for folks to join my Karass at any time during my trip

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Old 05-11-2005, 07:43 PM   #2
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If you plan on Running With The Bulls you should go to the meet-up there. There will be 17 Tpunks there so far and new people keep signing up. If you are going this summer check it out and sign up so we can count you in!

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Here are my three:

1. 50 euros well spent in Amsterdam (RLD)

2. Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany - Semi-WWII Buff (grandfather was vet from airborne)

3. Heineken Brewery Tour - my fav beer and a long time dream.

That's it for me!

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1. See a castle up close and personal (most likely in Ireland)

2. See all the craziness in A-Dam that is sooooo immoral herein the U.S. of A.

3. Find myself half lit in the middle of the night surrounded by people who don't speak English and have a F'in blast doin' it!



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1. See the gorgeous architechture of Europe
2. Meet lotsa cool people and party my lil ass off
3. RUN WITH THE BULLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Among other things here are my top three.

1. Wander around every city that I am in by myself, with absolutely no one to distract me from taking in every detail.

2. See the Eiffel Tower at night.

3. Drink a lot of wine!!!

This is a great thread
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Okay so here are my top 3, one might already sound familiar.

1. Drink in a cafe in a city where I don't know 1 city person. Preferably Paris to complete that cliche picture I already have in my head!

2. See scenery I've never seen before. From the highlands to differnet cityscapes. I'm always so moved by how different or how similar places are to my own country.

3. Have experiences that I can't here. Museums, partying in a foreign language, and all those other things that aren't always listed in a guide book.

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1. meet people from all over the world
2. siting in cafe's i do love it
3. drinking the local wine
4. eating the local food
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Man, you guys have hit this good and hard. I leave in 2 days and I am soooo excited. Here are my top three.

1) See fabulous art, architecture, and people I have never seen up close before

London, Paris, Amsterdam, maybe Germany, Switzerland _all the cool places to see in those cities

2) Chill out in a cafe in Paris, eat lots of amazing food and drink really fantastic wine

3) Do lots of things i have never done before and have a blast doing them! Play it by ear
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I forgot one thing that I am so excited to do. My great Grandma was a painter and studied in Paris. I have one of her paintings from that time and I am going to go back to the same place that she did that painting and take a picture of it as it is now. I think it is going to be an amazing tribute to her.
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Nah, you should draw your own pic!! Include all the handsome stick figures. ha ha.

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Not so much of a tribute...
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It's hard to choose the best three as such, but here's a few:

Already done:
1. Ran with the Bulls - Pamplona, Spain
2. Partying at Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany
3. The Midnight Sun - Nordkapp, the very top of Norway

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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Originally posted by urOZm8@May 14 2005, 12:31 AM
It's hard to choose the best three as such, but here's a few:

Already done:
1. Ran with the Bulls - Pamplona, Spain
2. Partying at Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany
3. The Midnight Sun - Nordkapp, the very top of Norway

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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I want to hike the cinque terre as well, when are you going?
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*sigh*

-» sleep in a monastery in Moldova
--» visite remote villages in Albania
---» learn russian in Russia

Eastern Europe, all the way !

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3. The Midnight Sun - Nordkapp, the very top of Norway
But hat's a good one also !
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I want to hike the cinque terre as well, when are you going?
I think I would go to South America before going back to Europe so it would be quite a few years away.

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But hat's a good one also !
It was magical. We had a clear night (much of the time it's cloudy). The coastline up there is quite dramatic and as you drive Northwards the vegetation disappears and deers are roaming around (tundra environment)

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1. the Paris cafe thing
2. stare at Guadi architecture until I pass out
3. party in Barcelona
4. stare at the Eiffel tower until I pass out

yay, hopefully I will be conscious for a bit of this trip.
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live in england so not so far away but would recomend picking grapes on a small vinyard in france. being pissed at dinner time every day and standing on all the grapes (a less higenic part of the wine making process) and amstersdam.. oh yes... definatly amsterdam, sleazy but so satisfiying... tee hee hee hee
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1. Go somewhere where nobody knows me, which sounds easy because I'm from a small town in the west of Ireland but you'd be surprised how often I've ran into people that know me while in a different country. I'f like to go a week without meeting any Irish people but that's highly unlikely.

2. Get plastered (absolutely scuttered) in Amsterdam, I'm honestly going to go stupid once I get there.

3. Live like a king in eastern Europe for at least a week.
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1. Drink beer with the Irish in a real Irish pub

2. Meet sexy women with accents

3. PARTY! PARTY! PARTY!
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