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Goin to Europe!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Anthony Moore, Dec 30, 2001.

  1. Anthony Moore

    Anthony Moore Supporting Actor

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    Hi,

    I go to The Univ of Florida and 4 friends and I are going to Europe for Spring break (Feb 28th-March 12th). Anyways, we'll have 3 days in Amsterdam, 2 in Rome, 1 in Paris, 1/2 day in Zurich, and 2 or 3 in London. We smoke, so thats a big plus in Amsterdam. But besides the fact that one of my friends went to Rome in 10th grade, we really dont know what to expect. I work for Hilton, so i got free hotels everywhere we go. Any advice on what to do in these cities, or what not to do? Any of you guys been or live there? Any kind of advice or recommendations would help. We're all 20 or 21 years old.

    Any help would be appreciated...thanks

    anthony
     
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    For London, you might consider looking at the following web site:
    http://www.timeout.com/london/
    This is run by 'Time Out' which is a magazine guide to what's on in London.
    Currently the London Eye (in essence a huge ferris wheel offering panoramic views over the capital) is one of the big attractions (provided you've a head for heights, obviously!). The other standard things to do are the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and the National Gallery (an absolute must-see if you have any liking for art). Plus, of course, at least one of the West End shows.
    Check web sites for details.
     
  3. Anthony Moore

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    thanks..great site..

    anyone know anything about the other places we're visiting? Good Amsterdam coffee shops? Must-see places in Rome?
     
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    A coffeeshop I recommend in Amsterdam is one called The Doors. It's right near Central Station. It's a small place, but the bartenders (or "smoketenders" if you prefer!) are friendly and it has a lot of atmosphere. In case you haven't guessed, the coffeeshop contains a lot of Doors memorabelia.
     
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    Mike F:

    I couldnĀ“t have said it better myself!!
     
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    FYI, unfortunately Rome (and Italy, in general) is rampant with pickpockets and thieves... so, keep tabs on your stuff.
    I should have you pick me up some "pope-ners". We found these gitchy bottle openers with the Pope's face on them at the gift shop in the train station. We bought a bunch as gifts and someone swiped our bag off of the train. [​IMG]
    Speaking of trains.. Italy's ICE train is nice.. If you get one, you'll feel like your on the set of Star Trek the Next Generation with contoured seats and electric doors. It was a nice treat after riding the run-down rattling trains of the Czech Republic. (of course, this was 5 years ago)
    Send us a postcard!
     
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    The trouble is that if a place is crammed with tourists, it doesn't necessarily mean it's bad. The Tower of London is probably worth the queues if you're interested in history.

    Personally I'd avoid Harrods, unless you are into shopping (in which case, don't bother with museums, etc, just shop!) - don't get me wrong, it's a fascinating place, if you really do want to go shopping (in which case, also try Harvey Nicholls as well). Buckingham Palace can only be seen from the outside for most of the year, and I'm pretty certain is closed until the summer.
     
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  11. BertFalasco

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    Nice Anthony!

    I have been to Europe-> Rome, well Italy.. Naples and a few other cities. I wouldn't say Italy is the cleanest places, but for the art, it's awesome. I remember when I was little and me and my family went into the Sistine Chapel (sp?) and there was no camera source of any kind aloud and I snuck a video camera in and sat somewhere and turned it on next to me. I feel guilty, psyche! It turned out pretty nice looking considering I could aimlessly aim it at the ceiling in any direction...

    Oh man, I'll have to edit this post later and tell you where to go to eat, when I ask my mom. Damn, I forget the name of the plaza! But this food is awesome!

    I hate the toilets, there is like 3 oz. of "water" in the bowl so you actually have to "aim" when you're going #2.

    Hope my insight is anything to look forward to.

    -Bert
     
  12. Anthony Moore

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    wow..thanks for all the info guys..if anyone else has anymore to share, i would appreciate it
     

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