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Annual Poll: Places you have stayed for 7 nights or more in Europe

Annual Poll: Places you have stayed for 7 nights or more in Europe

Aug 13th, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Stu...I am envious of the amount of traveling you are able to do, for so many years. Three trips a year...how great for you...will you adopt me please?
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Aug 13th, 2013, 06:54 AM
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Paris
Nice
Grindelwald
Lisbon
Cortona
Panzano
Beaune
Amsterdam
Handarribia
Barcelona
Bellagio
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Aug 13th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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>>> "Still a piker compared to many here" is pretty near the knuckle. >>>

bilboburgler - Never before heard the idiom "near the knuckle" so had to look it up. Found it means "on the border of acceptability. It might be a joke that is rude, offensive or in bad taste."

I am at a loss to see how this comment could be offensive to anyone, and actually intended it in a kind of self-deprecating way, deferring to others with far more travel experience than I.

In any event, if anyone took offense, please accept my apology.
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Aug 13th, 2013, 07:12 AM
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Baden Baden, 4 years

London, months

Paris

Cortina

Venice

Montepulciano

Cagliari,Sardinia

Nice

Dijon

Torremolinos

Benalmadena

Albufeira

Villamoura
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Aug 13th, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Also noticed I mis-spelled Sarlat, hope no one is offended by that either. ;-)
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Aug 13th, 2013, 07:19 AM
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Totally forgot about the time I spent in the 70s on a USO Tour, singing for "our boys overseas," plus a few other random trips way back when:

Kaiserslautern
Hamburg
Aarhus
Heidelberg
Vicenza
Frankfurt
Prague
Paciano
Bergamo
Copenhagen
Ulm
Thun
Nürnberg
Beauvais

Never heard of "near the knuckle," either.
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Aug 13th, 2013, 07:21 AM
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I think "near the knuckle" means a cruel cut.
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Aug 13th, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Well, at least it's a start...Umbria

Stu, since you travel from SFO what airline do you prefer & do you aim for nonstops?

Sorry to hijack with another question...
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Aug 13th, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Oh, wait.

I've been living in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (DE) for four and a half years -- guess I've been here for 7 nights, lol!

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Aug 13th, 2013, 07:43 AM
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From Wiki

Pikey is a pejorative slang term used mainly in England[1][2] to refer to people who are of the Traveller Community. Pikey is also sometimes called a piker in the United States,[3] but a piker in Australia and New Zealand means someone who refuses to do something within a group.[4] It is not well received among Irish Travellers or Romanies, as it is considered an ethnic slur.[5]

I suspect in the US it means something more generic

But I also learnt today

Adjective

near the knuckle (comparative more near the knuckle, superlative most near the knuckle)

(UK, idiomatic) Risqué, sexual, suggestive of impropriety.  [quotations ▼]

As I did not know the knuckle expression was specifically sexual I thought it was just generally unacceptable. See also "close to the bone".
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Aug 13th, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Paris, France
Treverien, France

Coming up next year:
La Roque Gageac, France
Sourdeval, France
Paris, France (3rd time)
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Aug 13th, 2013, 08:22 AM
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France
Paris
Montmorency (north of Paris)
Dijon
Toulouse
Bordeaux
Pulnoy (Nancy suburb)
Tours

Germany
Berlin
Hamburg
St. Georgen (Black Forest)
Scheidigg (Bavaria)

Austria
Vienna
Salzburg

UK
London
Edinburgh
Scarborough (near York)
Staines (near Windsor)

Spain
Salamanca

Italy
Rome
Florence

Russia
Moscow
St. Petersburg

Finland
Lahti

Norway
Fredrikstad

Sweden
Taby (Stockholm suburb)

Poland (next year)
Beilsko-Biala
Krakow

Home exchange has been very good to me. Might have left some out.
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Aug 13th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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I could have sworn this used to be a semi-annual poll. How come the frequency was changed? Did the last polls (and BTW when are we going to get the results of those?) not capture the data?

And by the looks of things above some of you are in a real rut.
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Aug 13th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Paris (of course)
Rome (of course)
London (of course)
Florence(not the usual, but we do A LOT OF ART)
Nice (we used it as our base to do art up and down the coast)
Brussels (not fave city, but fab base for doing art throughout Netherlands)
Sancerre (you did not count on that one, right?)
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Aug 13th, 2013, 09:07 AM
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Paris
Uzes
Riquewihr
Gordes
Tours
Sancerre
Briancon
Crete
Baden-Baden
Rome
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Aug 13th, 2013, 09:48 AM
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Gosh...Fodorites really do get around!
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Aug 13th, 2013, 09:49 AM
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Only Paris. We usually move around a lot on vacation to stay one step ahead of the authorities.

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Aug 13th, 2013, 10:02 AM
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Was unaware of the UK connotation of Pikey. Maybe my "Piker" is strictly an American variation.

From Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com

Piker


pik·er
[pahy-ker] Show IPA

noun Informal.
1. a person who does anything in a contemptibly small or cheap way.

2. a stingy, tight-fisted person; tightwad.

3. a person who gambles, speculates, etc., in a small, cautious way.

Synonyms - goof-off; slacker

Ok for today's vocabulary lesson - now back to travel pursuits!
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Aug 13th, 2013, 10:14 AM
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I did not know the expression "near the knuckle" and I quite like it.
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Aug 13th, 2013, 10:47 AM
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I think just London and Rome. Truth to tell, I think seven days is too much in most cities. Certainly, four days was enough for me in Amsterdam and Vienna, three for Edinburgh, Venice and Florence, two for Bath and many others.

I'd like to spend much more than seven nights in Paris, and I'm sure a similar stay in or near Naples would be rewarding, visiting the Roman ruins scattered about the area.

I have unfortunately been trapped on several Caribbean islands for a week with no way to escape.
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