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Aug 4th, 2010, 12:46 PM
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LOL I don't need a knock-off from Venice, I can get my own in San Francisco Fishermen's Wharf... oh, wait, just yesterday FBI had a raid and arrested like 2 dozens of them... sellers that is, not handbags!

I'll roll up the hem of my skirt to carry everything in it!
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Aug 4th, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Dayenu, I cannot believe all of the silly advice you are getting from this thread. I am truly disappointed in the Fodorites for not taking your post seriously. Please ignore everything you have read above and heed these practical tips:

Water is not safe to drink over there, even bottled water will make you terribly sick and could be fatal. You must bring your own bottled water from the US. I suggest at least 2 litres per day per person. Yes you will be charged for overweight baggage but it beats having to cut ice out of the glaciers and melt it for drinking.

Only tip the pilot in local currency, it's really rude to expect pilots over there to accept US$.

You can get Scandic $ from the ATM, or you can scan some US$, make copies then used your Scanned-it dollars instead. I find it more economical to make counterfeit currency than exchanging and using legal currency, but that's a personal preference. Of course you can buy counterfeit currency once you arrive. But if you plan to do much travelling it really makes more sense to invest in a good scanner and make your own.

Recently there have been a lot of Molvanian immigrants in Scandinavia due to their liberal immigration laws. You must beware of the Molvanians as most have whooping cough. You will know a Molvanian when you see one, they all have random brown teeth. They also have scary looking children. While most are harmless I would still steer clear of them as they might try to steal your dental floss.

If I think of any other good advice I will post it later. The rest of you--CUT IT OUT!! You are confusing Dayenu and if she listens to all of you she will get over there and look like a fool.

Have a great trip.
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Aug 4th, 2010, 04:18 PM
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Thank you so kindly, P_M, now I see who is my real friend

I think I call them "scandic dollars" incorrectly, I'd probably misheard "scanned-it dollars".

And what do you call a person who loves Scandinavia? Is it Scandalophile or Scandalophobic?
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Aug 4th, 2010, 04:26 PM
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Happy to help Dayenu. Now to give yet another serious answer to your good question:

"And what do you call a person who loves Scandinavia? Is it Scandalophile or Scandalophobic?"

A lover of Scandinavia is neither really.

A Scandalophobic is one with an irrational fear of Scandinavian scandals. Conversely, a Scandalophile is one who loves Scandinavian Scandals. I happen to be a Scandolo-scanner-ophile as I do love Scandinavian Scanners for my scams in Scan-it currency.

I'm sure it's all very clear now.
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Aug 4th, 2010, 05:52 PM
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Dayenu; Will you be on the lookout for StCirq and zeppole. They decided to take a trip together.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 07:43 AM
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OK, I will be on look-out for Z-St in white trainers.

What is "trainers"? Do they wear white between Memorial and Labor days in Scandinavia? Wouldn't it cause a scandal?
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Aug 5th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Dayenu; Havn't you ever seen what the Japanese wear across their face. Look for z-St in 'white trainers'. No 'talkie'
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Aug 5th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Across face? You mean cameras and camcorders? We each will have a camera, so far so good.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 11:42 AM
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No, the white mask to keep out the toxic fumes. With these two, it could be 'talk'.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 11:43 AM
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P.S. 'toxic talk'.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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Toxic fumes from fjords? Is this where the viking pirates are hiding?
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:03 PM
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Just be sure not to limit your sightseeing options. Sure you can see the fjords, but also make sure you view the nice chevys and Hondas. Heard they had some nice models this year.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:07 PM
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Or maybe they are pronounced cjhevys and Hjondas. I always get confused on that whole metric thing.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:14 PM
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I thought Hjondas only displayed at Ijkeas, no? I wonder if they must be assembled by the customers too. There is only one way to find out But when I buy, how do I order in metrics?

If I knew this planning would take so much effort, I'd stay at home! Besides, we already visited Solvang, not much more there to see in Europe!
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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Funny as this thread is, sometimes reality does imitate parody:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...weden-help.cfm
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:30 PM
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Well, DUH! In another thread I asked if they charge taxes in addition to displayed prices - what do I know, I live in the US where you see $9.99 but pay $10.86.

Oh, and if I want to buy a bottle of water in Denmark, is it a meter or a liter?
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Aug 5th, 2010, 04:35 PM
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Hey Dayenu; Have a great trip. We will be right behind you, so don't stop quick.
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Aug 5th, 2010, 10:39 PM
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<<,Oh, and if I want to buy a bottle of water in Denmark, is it a meter or a liter? >>

Shouldn't you just keep re-filling your 3 oz. bottles from the plane ride over?
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Aug 6th, 2010, 08:27 AM
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No, can't do. If Iris bumps into me, all those bottles will scatter!
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