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Tangled Up in Europe May-July '04

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1. Posted by slothrop (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

Here's my story and the story goes:

I'm 24 and taught high school english for 2 years before officially retiring my long and prosperous career due to the ambition of becoming a professor on the university level. So I applied to grad schools and won't start that nonesense until september which leaves a whole lotta time for some good hearty travelling, beer drinking, thinking, reading on the train, story telling, curing hangovers, meeting strangers in strange lands etc. So far, I bought a round trip ticket from NYC to London, arriving May 1st and departing July 7th. My good friend with whom I'd planned this trip for over a year punked out on me just recently, curse his soul, and so I'm all alone in my ambitions and from the looks of it, my travels as well. Which is where you come in.

I'm up for pretty much anything, but the merrier the better. And but so since making an itinerary is "the thing to do" here is my shoddy attempt at it:

For all of the following cities I budgeted anywhere between 3-7 days, depnding on how things be groovin'...

London
Amsterdam
Berlin
Krakow (I speak Polish so I'll prove semi-useful here)
Prague
Vienna
Budapest
Athens/Greek Isles (looking to get down on Homer's home turf)
Rome/Florence/Venice
Munich?
Barcelona
Madrid?
Paris
Dublin?

I know this is mighty crowded, but it is what it is until the wind blows otherwise, which I'm sure she will. As far as transportation goes, I'm thining of getting a really cheap flight from London to Amsterdam, but afterwards, who knows, with the Eurail 15 day flexipass seeming like the #1 contender for now. Which is to say I wouldn't be opposed to renting and sharing a van with someone if that type of situation presented itself. And hostels will be the preferred choice of roof over the head, unless there as some travellers with tents in which I might find shelter from bears.

Other reasons you might want to travel with me: I'm totally laid back and won't be up in your grill when the last thing you want is someone up in your grill; i'll have with me over 17 days worth of music on my iPOd; and because making fun of George Bush is much more fun when you're not talking to yourself.

So whadda ya' say?

Krzys

p.s. here's a link to my ugly mug:

http://www.advantage-ed.com/employees/KrzysPiekarski.htm

2. Posted by oscar5453 (Full Member 70 posts) 12y

Hey,

I am down to go but at a later date as it seems now.

Let me know.

-Oscar

3. Posted by D_Love82 (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

Hello there frined,

I'm Dolly 21 from Washington State. I'm curently in London Studying and will leave on or around May 1 to rock the world. I would love to travel with you, you seem to have a simmeler personality and humor as I do. I think It would be tons of fun. You also have a fairly similer travel itenorary as I do. PS if you havent noticed I dont spell and don't really try.

I have places to stay in Italy, Germany and Amsterdam. I am planning on also doing globelfreeloaders.com for most of my trip. I'm a broke ho. I too would enjoy making fun of bush and partying like a rockstar. email me for more details. You sound great, and I'm pumped to travel.

Best,

Dolly
D_Love82@hotmail.com

4. Posted by leahrb (Full Member 209 posts) 12y

If you're traveling through Barcleona let me know!!

Leah

5. Posted by leahrb (Full Member 209 posts) 12y

If you're traveling through Barcelona let me know!!

Leah

6. Posted by slothrop (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

A bit of an update as far as itinerary goes, with known dates:

London May 1st- 4th
Amsterdam 4th-8th
Berlin
Krakow
Prague
Vienna 21st
Budapest
Croatia/Dubrovnik
Slovenia
Venice
Italian/French Riviera
Barcelona June 20th

So far I'm meeting three exceptionally cool travelers (all three female) but the more the merrier.

Trully hope to hear from you,

Krzys

7. Posted by BrodyL2 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

SO- not sure how this all works, but I am going to be in Venice in the end of May and have until June 12 to make it back up to Dublin.. Looking for something to take up my time until then. Hopeing to spend the last 2 weeks traveling north.. Anything inbetween really.. Hostels work for me.. Just looking to enjoy the weeks, party, and see the sights.
--Any interests.. BrodyL2@simmons.edu

8. Posted by Wang Dang (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

OI!
Knackers!
Call me now!!! or email...
I need your confirmation you are coming to my wedding August 7th...
Call me or I will kick you fair and square in the balls when I see you next.
Wang