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  • Advice for travelling europe?

    Inspired by Honu's post I decided to see where the PSO community has been (or live) and if I can glean any advice from our vast community. So what i would like help with is any info on certain citys around europe as on July 4th I am jetting off to Europe for one month. My route will be:
    • Paris
    • Brussels
    • Amsterdam
    • Prague
    • Vienna
    • Croatia-Plitivice National Park
    • Venice
    • Florence
    • Rome
    • Southern France (not exactly sure where yet)
    • Barcelona
    It is quite a lengthy trip and I'm trying to get in as much as possible in one month. So I was wondering if anyone has some general advice for travelling, or some more specific advice such as what to see in a certain citys? Thanks for any help Croyd umbup:
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    Only 1 thing i know and love to do in Amsterdam, lol, take a guess.....

    Na man, sounds like a really fun trip, enjoy it, you guna have a blast!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Briany84 View Post
      Only 1 thing i know and love to do in Amsterdam, lol, take a guess.....

      Na man, sounds like a really fun trip, enjoy it, you guna have a blast!!
      I think they just changed the law there making that activity illegal for foreigners...

      Florence and Rome are fantastic! My only tip is drink Brunello di Montalcino while in Italy!

      Roland GTX

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      • #4
        I would really suggest to visit an island (Mallorca, Ibiza, Gran Canaria, Cyprus, Malta, etc)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Roland GTX View Post
          I think they just changed the law there making that activity illegal for foreigners...

          Florence and Rome are fantastic! My only tip is drink Brunello di Montalcino while in Italy!

          Roland GTX

          They only changed the law in Netherlands in the Southern Regions, to stop people driving across the borders to get what they wanted..

          if u travel to Amsterdam, anyone of Age with a Passport is cool

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          • #6
            Originally posted by PSOGefallener View Post
            I would really suggest to visit an island (Mallorca, Ibiza, Gran Canaria, Cyprus, Malta, etc)
            Would love to go to many of these places (been to cyprus before) but I'm travelling by train so unfortunately islands aren't an option, thanks for the advice though.

            Also thanks for the advice guys, I'm really looking forward to it . Also Roland is this drink a beer? Sounds kinda posh but I'm up for trying it
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            • #7
              The brunello is a high end Italian wine.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by PSOGefallener View Post
                I would really suggest to visit an island (Mallorca, Ibiza, Gran Canaria, Cyprus, Malta, etc)
                He is LEAVING an Island to go to the CONTINENT! Though Ibiza WAS great back in the day...

                If you really want to go to an Island many of the thousands around Scotland are spectacular - you don't need a passport, and the whisky is amazing.

                Enjoy your trip - sounds great - my favourite European cities were Barcelona and Lisbon, and I really liked Malaga too - but I haven't travelled too extensively. Nothing beats Edinburgh.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JWK24 View Post
                  The brunello is a high end Italian wine.
                  JWK24 is right as usual. A bottle of Brunello will run you at least 30 -40 dollars (euro), but it's worth every penny

                  Check out Belgium if it's beer you want...

                  Roland GTX

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for all the advice guys, I will be on the plane in less than 12 hours I have easy game printed out and ready to keep me occupied on the trains so my game doesn't get rusty. I'll try keep my blog updated en route if anyone is interested. See you in a month and good luck on the felt. Croyd umbup:
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                    • #11
                      That sounds like a trip of a lifetime ... you guys must be sooooo excited!!!

                      My dad did a work thingie in Paris for a year when I was a kid, and I'll bet you guys'll have fun no matter what you do

                      One thing I remember from when I was a kid were those boat tours that cruise the Seine all day long. And I'd see them and ask my parents to take us on one of those boat tours the same way I'd ask for candy and toys, and they'd be all like, 'mehhh ... city boat cruises = tacky tourist trap'. And then guess what, one day we went one of those boats with school, and it was so spectacular ... Like okay, my parents were totally right about the tacky tourist trap thingie ... but Paris is so stunningly beautiful, I just loved it. Although I must admit, since I was only 7 I also loved cartoons, thought Santa was the bomb, etc, so ... I can't be sure, but I thought maybe you guys might find it very romantic if you have the time for it since all the city landmarks are lit up at night and stuff - it's so pretty. Or if you've gotten tired from all the walking and stuff, etc.

                      That's all I could think of ... that, and the food was incredible! YUM!!!

                      Will be fun to hear about the other stuff you see in all the other cities - pretty exciting!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TrustySam View Post

                        That's all I could think of ... that, and the food was incredible! YUM!!!
                        Oh ... that came out wrong ... meant to say that the food in France overall is yummy - not the food on the boat cruise (food on boat cruise = tacky tourist trap )

                        Like the chocolate eclairs, and the ham and cheese sandwiches (croque monsieur), the steak frites with the roquefort sauce, the escargots with the garlic butter and some fresh crusty baguette on the side, etc. YUM!!!

                        One time at school they served us cow brain for lunch ... and then when we all went 'eeew', they rolled out the eclairs and told us we couldn't have the dessert until we ate the cow brain, and so I ate it. I'd do anything for an eclair! The cow brain wasn't so bad I guess ... kinda tasted like chicken ...
                        Last edited by TrustySam; Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:15 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Hi Sam, just wondering did you try, snails & frog legs too? and if yes what did, taste like. umbup:
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                          • #14
                            Best teach him some French Sam

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                              I'd come say hi, but I'm not posting anymore.

                              oh wait ...


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