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Old 06-11-2005, 09:23 PM   #16
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everything you say is better than anything in the history of anything.



I'd have sent you a dirty PM, but you've turned them off. Total heartbreak.

hiphop, I meant to ask you, there was a place in Vienna, it was like an amusement park (nothing as huge as Disneyworld or anything) and I remember being a little girl, maybe around 6 years old or so, and that's where I rode a pony for the first time. I think the place's name started with a P but I could be totally wrong. The scary thing is how well defined that memory is for me, even so many (too many?) years later.
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Old 06-12-2005, 01:30 AM   #17
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hiphop, I meant to ask you, there was a place in Vienna, it was like an amusement park (nothing as huge as Disneyworld or anything) and I remember being a little girl, maybe around 6 years old or so, and that's where I rode a pony for the first time. I think the place's name started with a P but I could be totally wrong. The scary thing is how well defined that memory is for me, even so many (too many?) years later.
Oh yeah, it´s called the Prater. It´s located at the U1 station Praterstern (direct connection from the city, 4 stops from St. Stephens Square). Nice big amusement park with the classical "Riesenrad", a big wheel on which you go in little gondolas... nice sight on all of Vienna. Word has it that sometimes, couples are lucky enough to have all the gondola for themselves (if there are not too many tourists ), and don´t get me started on what they do in there

There´s lots of other attractions. Well, actually they´re just rebuilding the underground station, so when you arrive at Praterstern, things may look very chaotic. But the people will point you in the right direction.

When will you be in Vienna, anitram?
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Great suggestions all of the above. I'd like to add my 2 cents for Italy - if you're still going to Venice and Florence, Mofo, I suggest not staying in these 2 rather pricey cities but stay in Verona or Padova (for Venice) and Bologna (for Florence).

I have a particular soft spot for Bologna, the food is said to be the best in Italy (and I agree!) and the locals are very laidlack - having been run by the Italian Communists for years (if that worries you, don't cos Italian communism is not Marxist but something else altogether - abiding by their social responsibilities to their citizens doesn't mean they can't be hedonistic either!). Trains to the other cities run pretty regularly and are cheap.
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:11 AM   #19
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You can also come here to Lisbon sometimes this looks like 3rd world but this city is special and it has a special feeling and atmosphere. I can't get enough of this city even if I'm living here for 16 years. If you come to Portugal there are many other great places to see like Sintra, Cascais, Oporto, Minho (Guimarães, Braga), ... it's easy to find information about all this beautiful places...

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western europe is ridiculously expensive for anyone who isn't british.

i don't know anything about mexican currency, but i'm sure it gets its ass kicked by the euro.

if you want to get away from the tourist traps, and you don't want to spend a lot of money - go to eastern europe. go to poland, lithuania, czech republic, etc.

all i'm saying is be prepared to spend a LOT of money.
i dont quite understand the comment "western europe is ridiculously expensive for anyone who isn't British" ??
We dont get a discount for being British you know,quite the opposite in fact
I'd recommend the Algarve ,in southern Portugal.Great weather,food and the locals are really friendly.
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If you visit Greece come to Crete it's the biggest greek island and the views you 're gona see here you won't see it nowhere in the world...
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Oh yeah, it´s called the Prater. It´s located at the U1 station Praterstern (direct connection from the city, 4 stops from St. Stephens Square). Nice big amusement park with the classical "Riesenrad", a big wheel on which you go in little gondolas... nice sight on all of Vienna. Word has it that sometimes, couples are lucky enough to have all the gondola for themselves (if there are not too many tourists ), and don´t get me started on what they do in there
When will you be in Vienna, anitram?
Ah yes, the Riesenrad where Harry Lime gives his neat little speech in 'The Third Man'.
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i'll be in europe then too

i'm going to berlin, prague, munich, zurich, some other places, and paris all for 2 weeks.
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Well, I've been to quite a few on your list, but I don't think anyone has said anything about Monaco, so here goes.

Go up to the casino, it's so beautiful, but you have to be REALLY dressed up to go inside. I was wearing a summer dress and my dad was wearing slacks and a shirt and he said we still couldn't go in because we weren't dressed up enough. (he's from France so he knew everything and I just followed him around) At the bottom of the hill near the dock, you can see the Prince's yacht which is just amazing, and there's a cafe (or there used to be) on the dock that sold the most delicious salami sandwiches. lol. You should also go take a tour of the palace, it's really beautiful inside, and the changing of the guards is cool-- we got out just in time to see them And you can trace the track of the Formula One Grand Prix, but dont go through the tunnel, lol. Basically its a haven for the rich people because there's some weird tax exemption in Monaco, so you'll be sure to see a few very expensive cars hanging outside the Hotel de Paris and other incredibly wonderful hotels. That city is enough to see on a day trip so you dont have to stay there.

One little side trip is Villefranche, a lovely but not too touristy place. THere's a little path you can take underneath the city, and it's really cool and nice. A particular movie was filmed there, where some cars were driving down the big steps-- or was that in Monaco? I think it was Villefranche. Anyway, that was a fun place not too many people know about.
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Some great recommendations here, especially The Cotswolds, but I’m partial to that area as thats where I grew up. The Greek islands is also a great recommendation. Menelaos, I spent 6 weeks in Crete one summer and it truly is beautiful. Here is the best way to get around:
http://www.railpass.com/

Heres a few pictures from The Cotswolds





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When will you be in Vienna, anitram?
If things go according to plan, probably July of next year. I have not been to Vienna in 14 years now.
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some pics I took there last month









the last one is anne hathaway's cottage
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i went to Barcelona last month. Really nice, it's gonna be really hot as well by the time you get there. The Sagrada Familia is breathtaking, and it's still 80 years from completion apparently! The Camp Nou stadium and the olympic stadium are cool as well. the shopping and the whole vibe on Las Ramblas is good too, really laid back. however the traffic is quite manic though!
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Ah yes, the Riesenrad where Harry Lime gives his neat little speech in 'The Third Man'.
Exactly. It doesn´t run by night though ,)
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If things go according to plan, probably July of next year. I have not been to Vienna in 14 years now.
July of next year well that´s still enough time for planning make sure to give me a call/ mail!
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