I went abroad this summer and "passed"

Old Aug 6th, 2006, 08:02 PM
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I went abroad this summer and "passed"

...for a local, that is.

Of course, people here (in the DC area) always want to know where I'm from, and none seem to believe me when I say "New Jersey." LOL.
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Old Aug 6th, 2006, 10:39 PM
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I generally "pass" in Europe myself, until I open my mouth, that is, but I think it's because I'm quite a frumpy dresser. (I'm serious, by the way.)
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Old Aug 6th, 2006, 10:44 PM
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LOL E_M for a second when I read your thread I thought you meant passed on, but than I realized NO that couldn't be since you were starting a thread. And to my knowledge we haven't had any Fodorite give us a trip report from the great beyond..well not to my knowledge!

Pegontheroad, you are funny!!!
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Old Aug 6th, 2006, 11:10 PM
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LoveItaly, remember Scarlett posted her trip report from Hell...

Lee Ann
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Old Aug 6th, 2006, 11:33 PM
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Oh good grief you are right LeeAnn, I stand corrected, lol!! How could I ever forget that thread.

OK E_M, you must give us a trip report!!
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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 01:48 AM
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>a trip report from the great beyond<

Can you imagine the questions and threads?!

"When do the Pearly Gates open? Will I hear the call if I take my Ipod?"

"How long does it take to get through customs? Do they really insist on the "You can't take it with you" rule?"

"Does it make a difference if I turn up in white tennis shoes?"

"Am I too rich? I've tried getting a camel through the eye of a needle and I'm still in traction - should I risk it?"

"Which cloud?"

"Do they really sing and play harps ALL the time? Should I take earplugs?"

"What's your favourite place for ambrosia?"

"Which circle in Hell?"

"How many layers should I pack?"
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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 02:14 AM
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Oh good grief Patrick, tooooo funny!! I can see another long thread in the making. See what you caused E_M?? LOL.
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"Which currency do they use there?"
"Whats the best guidebook on offer?"
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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 03:39 AM
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What should I wear?
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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 03:48 AM
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Which places did RS recommend that I should avoid? Because I would like an out-of-the-way authentic local spot devoid of all tourists carrying his handbook........

Do they have ATMs? And does anyone know the currency rate? Will my bank overcharge me on conversion since I won't be coming back?

What about sunblock? Better take a hat.

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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 04:44 AM
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now, THAT's what I call "dynamic conversion"
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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 05:04 AM
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"Passed?" Passed on? Passed up? Passed by? Passed out? Passed gas? And you can't wear trainers in "hell"..the soles will melt.
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Ah, but that's all part of the torment - shoes that leave you stuck in the same position.
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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 05:39 AM
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How about
"Any Fodorites gonna be there at the same time -lets meet up!"
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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 07:15 AM
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Or -"Whens the best time to go?"
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Has the exchange rate gotten any more favorable?
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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 08:03 AM
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"What about AC ?"
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AC available only in certain parts of the hotel!

Certain rooms are known to be hotter than others . . .
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Old Aug 7th, 2006, 12:37 PM
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The AC is perpetually broken.

LoveItaly, I wrote a trip report on St. Pete's, but didn't bother writing one for Italy, as there are so many here on the topic. I'll just second: It was fabulous.
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Will my sim card work?

Should I take a taxi, a shuttle or the RER?

How can I look like a local"

Do they speak English up there?

If I don't like my room, should I ask for a change. If so, who is the best person to speak to?

I don't look good in loose cut white gaments, they make me look fat. Will they left me wear shorts and a tank top with my flip flops?

Is there a non-smoking section?

Will I have internet access - maybe a cyber cafe?

Will my passport expire the minute I arrive?

Can I cancel my reservation within 24 hours to avoid a penalty?

Nina


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