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The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
« 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.
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Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
« Reply #2 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! :)
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« Reply #3 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?
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 09:25:05 PM »
Brings back great memories. Thanks Yonkey.

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« Reply #5 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. :)
 
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« Reply #6 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
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« Reply #7 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!
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« Reply #8 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
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« Reply #9 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
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« Reply #10 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
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2007, 01:42:51 PM »
lol! I really wish I could've gone. Would've been awesome!
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« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2007, 06:57:26 PM »
Might have been a consulate or something of that sort. :)

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« Reply #14 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.
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« Reply #15 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.
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Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
« Reply #16 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
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Re: The Yonkey goes to Europe thread!
« Reply #17 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. :)
 
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« Reply #18 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
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« Reply #19 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.
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