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Title: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on August 15, 2007, 01:35:49 PM
Recently, my sister and I went to Europe!  We went to London, Paris, Rome, Germany, Belgium and Holland.  It was our first time overseas, and we don't usually travel that much.  Needless to say, it was quite an experience. :P 

Weather-wise, London and Paris weren't that great.  It was cold and rainy for the majority of our stay there, but Rome definitely made up for it with awesome hot & sunny weather the entire time.  In the other countries, the weather kept fluctuating.  So, out of all the places we went to, Rome was definitely the best.

The other odd thing was that the stores all closed pretty early in England and France (around 6 or 7pm).  That was a bit annoying, since we're used to stores being open until 9pm during the week.  In France, restaurants only seemed to be open from 7-9pm, so after a long day of doing stuff, there'd be very few things open after 10pm.

Rome was a completely different story.  The hotel room and staff were much better than the other hotels we stayed at.  Also, everything in Rome was walking distance so there was no need to take the metro anywhere.  The city itself was gorgeous and picturesque, and better than Paris in my opinion.

Germany onwards we stayed with family, so we did less sightseeing and more relative-visiting.  But it was great because they made the best food, and they drove us almost everywhere!

EDIT:  The photos are now moved from here to my Facebook page.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: icarus on August 15, 2007, 02:46:43 PM
Hey I was hiding in that forest in Holland. luckily I'm very good at hiding myself. Great pictures by the way.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: copycat on August 15, 2007, 03:02:37 PM
PizzaNeil  ;D LOL!

Is that your sis in the picture taken at the Arc De Triomphe?
Why do you take pictures of buildings you don't know the name of? :P
Over all, nice! :)
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on August 15, 2007, 03:30:20 PM
Hey I was hiding in that forest in Holland. luckily I'm very good at hiding myself. Great pictures by the way.
XD!  Awww, that's the one place we didn't go into. :-\ :P

Is that your sis in the picture taken at the Arc De Triomphe?
Why do you take pictures of buildings you don't know the name of? :P
Yup, that's my sister.  Some people asked me to take their pic, so they took ours in return. ;D

I think those buildings were Embassies or something, but I can't remember now.  As for why, because they looked cool! 8) 

Have you been to Bruges before, CC?
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Shades2585 on August 15, 2007, 09:25:05 PM
Brings back great memories. Thanks Yonkey.

<Wishes I could go back!>
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Deloria on August 16, 2007, 04:41:36 AM
*is very, very glad she's gotten over her fleur-de-lys stabbity complex* ;P

On a sane note, they're wonderful pictures. :)
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on August 16, 2007, 07:41:16 AM
*is very, very glad she's gotten over her fleur-de-lys stabbity complex* ;P

On a sane note, they're wonderful pictures. :)
XD  Did you see the pic of the Swiss guards?  Our tour guide said they don't speak any Italian or English, just Deutsch.  And if anyone knew Deutsch, they could talk to them.  I was like... aww... if only Deloria was here. :P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: racx_00 on August 16, 2007, 08:03:52 AM
If I had have gone, I wouldn't have taken half as many photos... I suck at doing the whole photo thing. Wish I could go to some of those places, would be great!
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on August 16, 2007, 08:13:47 AM
Actually, I don't like taking photos either. :P  My sister took the vast majority of them.

I didn't even bring our camera to NY. :P Which is fine, because we did more work on TSL than sightseeing. XD
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: racx_00 on August 16, 2007, 10:29:02 AM
I'd rather just experience it, taking photos is just annoying. But yeah definitely a sister/girl type thing to do. :P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on August 16, 2007, 11:05:36 AM
Heh, yep.  There was a lot of: "WTF you didn't focus!", "Why didn't you tell me my hair was doing this??", "Don't take a picture with THAT stuff in it, hold the camera like this!", "Oh, I was blinking. Take it again", etc. ::) :dead: :P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 16, 2007, 01:42:51 PM
lol! I really wish I could've gone. Would've been awesome!
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: copycat on August 16, 2007, 03:49:37 PM
Yup, that's my sister.
She's much better looking than you are. :P

I think those buildings were Embassies or something, but I can't remember now.  As for why, because they looked cool! 8)
Embassies in Bruges? I doubt it, most of them are in Brussels, maybe a few in Antwerp, but apart from those two cities, I don't think so.

Have you been to Bruges before, CC?
I probably have, but in a previous life, aka school.

I probably wouldn't have taken that many photos either. Visual stuff is just not my thing.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Petra Rocks on August 16, 2007, 06:57:26 PM
Might have been a consulate or something of that sort. :)
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on August 16, 2007, 07:11:06 PM
She's much better looking than you are. :P
Well, yeah.  Everyone's much better looking than I am. XB

I probably have, but in a previous life, aka school.
Oh ok.  I thought maybe you'd be familiar with the area, since it was around the city's center, more or less. 

Might have been a consulate or something of that sort. :)
That's possible.  I just seriously can't remember.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: PirateKingChris on August 16, 2007, 07:23:32 PM
I'd rather just experience it, taking photos is just annoying. But yeah definitely a sister/girl type thing to do. :P

Hey now, that's not true. I take alot of pics AND experience places when I go on vacation. :P

GREAT photos, Yonkey, makes me want to go to Rome and Holland especially.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: racx_00 on August 17, 2007, 02:42:36 AM
Heh, yep.  There was a lot of: "WTF you didn't focus!", "Why didn't you tell me my hair was doing this??", "Don't take a picture with THAT stuff in it, hold the camera like this!", "Oh, I was blinking. Take it again", etc. ::) :dead: :P
LOL! Just like having a girlfriend, you poor bugger. XD

Hey now, that's not true. I take alot of pics AND experience places when I go on vacation. :P
I didn't say photo takers didn't, just that I find it boring and tedious. :P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Deloria on August 20, 2007, 01:26:02 PM
*is very, very glad she's gotten over her fleur-de-lys stabbity complex* ;P

On a sane note, they're wonderful pictures. :)
XD  Did you see the pic of the Swiss guards?  Our tour guide said they don't speak any Italian or English, just Deutsch.  And if anyone knew Deutsch, they could talk to them.  I was like... aww... if only Deloria was here. :P
XD Awww. I definitely wouldn't have minded coming along. Just for future reference, of course... :P Though they probably had some French too; basically everyone educated in the German-speaking part has that. :)
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: copycat on August 21, 2007, 04:17:02 PM
Germany onwards we stayed with family, so we did less sightseeing and more relative-visiting.
Right, where are those relatives of yours in Belgium located? You don't have to give me their street name or anything, city will be sufficient. Furthermore, why didn't you come and visit me while you were around? Belgium isn't that big you know. :P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on August 21, 2007, 04:23:51 PM
Oh, actually my relatives live in Germany.  We just drove to Belgium for the day.  We didn't realize that the day we went was Belgium's National Holiday (July 21st I think?), so the drive took 5 or 6 hours from all the traffic.  I think normally it's supposed to just be 3.5 hours.

But yeah, I didn't really get a chance to visit anyone other than relatives.  ::) Maybe next time.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: copycat on August 23, 2007, 04:02:24 PM
Belgium's National Holiday (July 21st I think?)
Yep, July 21st is our Belgian National holiday, July 11th is our Flemish National holiday. I get both days off from work. :pleased:
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: awesomeasapossum on August 23, 2007, 04:40:12 PM
Neat pix!
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Zelly on August 29, 2007, 12:53:46 AM
 :o
The pics are amazing but I am soooo jealous, I want to go there so bad.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on August 30, 2007, 07:12:03 PM
:o
The pics are amazing but I am soooo jealous, I want to go there so bad.
Aww thanks! XD  Well, I actually thought I'd never be able to travel there, but really all it comes down to is planning where you want to go, and what you want to see and do.  Then it's just a matter of saving up enough money, and choosing a time when you'll be physically available to travel.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: tessspoon on August 30, 2007, 07:16:33 PM
Nice! They make me want to study abroad in England even more at some point. Well, there or Australia, whichever's cheaper and I can go for winter term rather than a whole semester.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Zelly on August 31, 2007, 01:41:46 AM
Aww thanks! XD  Well, I actually thought I'd never be able to travel there, but really all it comes down to is planning where you want to go, and what you want to see and do.  Then it's just a matter of saving up enough money, and choosing a time when you'll be physically available to travel.
I know I know....right now I am shooting for sometime in 2009, since I will be done with school and everything then. My older brother is going in April, he's got friends all over there. I made him promise to bring me back some souvenirs and hopefully, the next time he goes I'll be tagging along.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 02, 2007, 06:28:12 AM
If things go well, I'll be traveling to Europe soon. I'll keep ya'll updated! :P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on September 02, 2007, 07:13:54 AM
Oooh, that's awesome! XD
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: copycat on September 02, 2007, 03:39:21 PM
If things go well, I'll be traveling to Europe soon. I'll keep ya'll updated! :P
Yay! Pls include a day to come visit me. ;D :P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 04, 2007, 01:54:07 PM
If things go well, I'll be traveling to Europe soon. I'll keep ya'll updated! :P
Yay! Pls include a day to come visit me. ;D :P

Would depend on what Merlin and I have planned. :P But we'll see! If things work out, I could be in Europe after Christmas :)
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: MangoMercury on September 06, 2007, 04:27:33 PM
..  You went to England and didn't come visit me? :(

SCANDAL
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on September 07, 2007, 09:15:17 PM
..  You went to England and didn't come visit me? :(

SCANDAL
LOL!  Sorry Mango.. :-\  Actually, I didn't get to visit any forum people.  It was really a hectic trip visiting tons of museums & galleries and stuff.  If I ever go again on my own, then I'd be able to plan meeting up with people better. :)  Or, of course, you could always come out here. :P

EDIT:  Oh, I did get a chance to visit Queen Elizabeth though. ;D Unfortunately, she wasn't too impressed with the way I was dressed. ;P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: MangoMercury on September 07, 2007, 11:50:19 PM
But I went out to Canada in June!

Congrats on meeting her maj' - I've never met her before in person but I'm sure that's the way she always looks ;)
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on September 08, 2007, 08:09:27 AM
But I went out to Canada in June!
You did?! :o  I went to London in June (the 25th-29th)!
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: MangoMercury on September 09, 2007, 02:18:21 AM
Yupyup - I was there from the 16th - 30th!

To think..  You were here in England on my birthday while I was out in Canada partying it up! 

WHAT A CRAZY WORLD WE LIVE IN!
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: copycat on September 09, 2007, 09:38:44 AM
If I ever go again on my own, then I'd be able to plan meeting up with people better. :)  Or, of course, you could always come out here. :P
When can I come? :P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 10, 2007, 06:53:26 AM
lol, we REALLY need to have a get-together!

How about Nashville? :P
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: icarus on September 10, 2007, 06:56:07 AM
sounds great. When? Tomorow? Sounds a bit short.  :-\
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on September 10, 2007, 05:02:25 PM
To think..  You were here in England on my birthday while I was out in Canada partying it up! 
How dare you party without me?! :o ;P

And yeah, there really should be some sort of get-together.  I'm pretty sure the directors would want one to celebrate the release of the game, so that might be the perfect time.  As for location... I think that was discussed in some other thread, but we said something along the East Coast, so that it's easy for European visitors to get to.  New York is actually a great location for a lot of people.
Title: Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
Post by: Yonkey on September 11, 2007, 10:36:10 AM
But how could I possibly go to Louisiana, if Louisiana Night isn't there? :P

LOL you and your latin girls. ::) XB