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Old 02-23-2005, 02:36 PM   #46
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Germany for two hours? Its not that bad!!! Esp if you go when a beerfest is on!!
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:27 PM   #47
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and today it's official.

i booked my flight for poland. going for three weeks. will also go to lithuania for the first time.
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:50 PM   #48
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damn it I want to do some traveling!!

I did receive information today about traveling to Europe.
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:52 PM   #49
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i don't have money, but i'm making it happen.

it just depends how bad you want to go.
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:54 PM   #50
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I know.

what to do. I can go back to working, take more time off and travel and then come home and find a job and then go back to school.

oh the choices.
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I'd love to have more time off to travel. It totally rejuvenates you to get away to a new place.
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i haven't left the continent yet, but it looks like europe could be my summer vacation this year!

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I'm 20, American, got on a place for the first time this year and went to Tanzania for a month. Summer on the equator

It was a great experience, but now I've got to pay it off....

If you ever get the chance to go on a safari, DO IT!!!
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:50 AM   #54
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I'm 20, American, got on a place for the first time this year and went to Tanzania for a month. Summer on the equator

It was a great experience, but now I've got to pay it off....

If you ever get the chance to go on a safari, DO IT!!!
I spent Christmas in Zanzibar back in 2001 - did you make it there? Very interesting place, esp. as slavery etc started there originally. Some pretty cool beaches.. and cocktails!!
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Just came back from a really short trip to Dublin... Was there for just 36 hours, but that's okay, because I'm moving there in 1,5 weeks!
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Just came back from a really short trip to Dublin... Was there for just 36 hours, but that's okay, because I'm moving there in 1,5 weeks!


exciting stuff!
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Old 02-24-2005, 06:02 AM   #57
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So how come Americans are less prone to travel? Is it purely a cost issue?
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Old 02-24-2005, 07:10 AM   #58
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So how come Americans are less prone to travel? Is it purely a cost issue?

I think so. Personally, the only reason I made it to Scotland and Italy was because I was in England with my boyfriend, and travel to the other countries were dirt cheap. Going to Italy from here would be a huge financial undertaking. And 4 of my 6 trips to England were to visit my boyfriend. I suppose if he hadn't lived in England I would have gone to Italy on my own once, but I might not have been able to justify the $ had it not been for seeing him.

Plus the US is so big, there is a lot to see here! I don't think you can experience as many different cultures as when you leave the states, but you do get to see some gorgeous sites within the states, at a much more affordable rate.

And- I've done all my travelling post-college, post-college-debt. Maybe the people here are more younger and can't financially support themselves and a lot of travels? On the other hand my parents are in their 50s and neither have been out of the country, but not for lack of desire (teachers aren't paid enough!).
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So how come Americans are less prone to travel? Is it purely a cost issue?
yeah. and another reason - at least for me - is health insurance. i'm too old to be on my parents' health insurance, so i need to work full time to get it. and since i only get a weeks' vacation pay, i can't just take a couple months off and go travel the world. maybe i'm just partially an old fart, but i couldn't not have insurance again. especially with what happened to me now, i can't imagine what i would've done if i hadn't had any health insurance.

that's yet another reason i want to move to europe (or anywhere else really): you don't have to work your ass off in some demeaning job just so you don't have to pay out your ass if you get sick (or worse, because a lot of doctors are now refusing people without insurance for liability reasons).

am i the only american who sees this as a constraint? i'm curious.
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Americans in general get much less vacation than other nationalities and the philosophy is work work work.

Even last summer everyone gave me a hard time for travelling around Europe for two months instead of getting a summer job and I am only 21.

I have my whole life to work people.
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