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Author Topic: Out for a bit -- not a byte  (Read 2375 times)

Rover

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Out for a bit -- not a byte
« on: April 04, 2006, 08:14:21 PM »
I'll be out of the country for a few days 5 -17'th and not reading DC.  :o

Please don't think I've gone away mad  ;D

Wait for me Cody....
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Re: Out for a bit -- not a byte
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006, 02:43:37 AM »
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Re: Out for a bit -- not a byte
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006, 04:07:12 AM »
Oh... Poor Cody is feeling sad... So are we. Hope to see you soon, Rover!

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Re: Out for a bit -- not a byte
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2006, 03:05:00 PM »
@Cody - Cheer up buddy bird, I'll be back in a few days.  :Thmbsup:

BTW, Paris had some riots while I was there.  Nothing to get excited about, they let me go :)  The Louver is freaking huge.  I mean really stinking big.  So is the Eiffel tower, but vertically so.
Florence, Italy was nice, but the hotel was a dive.  Best Western in Europe != Good.  Lots of cool exploring to do on foot in Florence, nice little town for 2 days or so.
Venice was wet; go figure.  They've got canals for streets.  At least we didn't have to dodge scooters on the sidewalk :)  Took a quick Gondola ride.  The guy didn't sing, or point out anything - no tip!  If you don't have a map or a guide in Venice, you're screwed!  All the buildings are tall, and the "streets" are either skinny or wet.  Not every cross-section is passable on foot!  Worth about 1.5 days of high $ exploring.

Just arrived in Milan.  Much more up to date.  Fashion district is WAY stuck up; overpriced too.

Best fun in Europe so far:  Cafe Latte in Italy and Cafe Creme in Paris.   mmmm  Good European steamed milk in European strong coffee.  Good stuff!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Most boring in Europe: old stuff.  Buildings, statues, streets, ladies etc.  I mean once you've seen 10-20 statues, or ancient buildings, you've pretty much seen them all.

Funny to see so many "younger" things that are older than our country (being from The USA).

Updates when I'm back in town.  ;)
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Re: Out for a bit -- not a byte
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2006, 03:52:17 PM »
Thanks for the point of view!  I'll be watching for your next update!

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Re: Out for a bit -- not a byte
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 10:25:58 PM »
If you've never been out of the country for a while, you may have a hard time understanding how:
GOOD IT IS TO BE BACK!  :D

The last impression I have of Europe is the Taxi ride that was supposed to be 20-25 minutes, that turned out to 45 and cost 70 Euro.  I felt like Ben Dover...
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How many details do you want?  Daily highlights or total trip overview?

One cool thing about being back is the jet lag.  I usually get up when the sun is warm, like 8:30 or 9:00.  Today I was up at 6:30 and felt like I slept late.
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