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UK born European traveller based in US says hi

Travel Forums Introductions UK born European traveller based in US says hi

1. Posted by BritHockey (Full Member 34 posts) 12y

I've made a few posts already, only just found this forum.

I grew up in London, was always fascinated by geography and other cultures in general.

I made two Interrail trips in the 90s, a fortnight and a month. I lived in Bavaria and Switzerland for 6 years and used it as a base for more travels in central Europe.

By the time I came to the US in 99, I had visited something like 22 countries: All of Scandinavia, the Baltic, central Europe as far south as Hungary and Croatia, and across to France. I have not been to Portugal, Spain, Greece, Serbia/Montenegro, Bulgaria, Romania and all the former Soviet republics except the Baltics.

Since being in the US I have been to a dozen states and Ontario and Alberta on business trips.

I hope to return to the UK in a few years, and take my wife on a few travels around Europe.

My favourite places are:

Prague: Back in the days of roll film, I went through three 36 rolls in three days. Absolutely beautiful city.

Riga: The Berlin of the Baltics. I enjoyed this city.

Berlin: Two flavours, one city. Very friendly locals. Unless you're going to watch an ice hockey game at the "Wellblechpalast", in which case you'll want to avoid the blokes with the bovver boots.

Oswiecim (Auschwitz, Poland): The most emotional experience I have ever had on my travels. Don't make any plans for the next day or two.

Krakow, Poland: Superb city, lots of charm.

Bled, Slovenia: Absolutely wonderful scenery.

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria: Where did Walt Disney get his fairy castle idea from? ;o)

I could go on...

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y

Hi Mike!

Welcome to TP! We've met in Potent Potables and a few other threads. And, don't apologize for resurrecting Best Beer either!

Enjoy your visits to the forum and looking forward to hearing about any new adventures you may embark upon.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y

Hello hello Mike and welcome to Travellerspoint! Hope to catch such a well travelled member like yourself around the forums more often...

Cheers from a very very very cold Oslo


4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 12y

Hello Mike! Welcome to TP! I can only hope to someday be able to say that I've been to half the places you've been! :)

5. Posted by BritHockey (Full Member 34 posts) 12y

Hey Sam,

Your city is one of the few capitals in Europe I have not visited. I passed through on the way to Bergen. I enjoyed that railway across the top of Norway, through all the half-tunnels built to protect the tracks from snowdrifts. Bergen was beautiful, I have never seen water appear so deep blue.