The Americans are back in Europe

Old Jul 6th, 2022, 09:19 AM
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dfourh, where did you stay in Brescia?
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Old Jul 6th, 2022, 12:56 PM
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MinnBeef, I thought there were places where one couldn't visit no matter what his or her health status. And there were times when the U.S. wasn't allowing people in. How did you avoid those situations? Did I misunderstand when you traveled? I don't know how you got snark out of that.
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Old Jul 6th, 2022, 01:23 PM
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MinnBeef, I thought there were places where one couldn't visit no matter what his or her health status. And there were times when the U.S. wasn't allowing people in. How did you avoid those situations? Did I misunderstand when you traveled? I don't know how you got snark out of that.
ĎUS Citizens could always return to the US. They didnít allow other people in.

There were many places one could not visit, but MinnBeef went places where it was allowed. It just took some research.
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Old Jul 6th, 2022, 01:31 PM
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Yes, We Are Traveling Again! 🇺🇸

In Paris from June 12-18, I showed my adult son around my favorite city in the world. It was a fabulous six days, if a bit crowded. We did indeed encounter droves of Americans as well as many other tourists from a variety of countries. I for one was absolutely thrilled to once again be able to savor the freedom to move about the world and Iím pretty sure my fellow travelers felt exactly the same. I say, bring it on!
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Old Jul 6th, 2022, 01:59 PM
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Thanks for your explanation, rialtogrl. The countries MB listed included Italy and I thought they strictly enforced health protocols. Although the name suggests s/he is American, I didn't assume it.


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Old Jul 6th, 2022, 03:45 PM
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MinnBeef, I thought there were places where one couldn't visit no matter what his or her health status. And there were times when the U.S. wasn't allowing people in. How did you avoid those situations? Did I misunderstand when you traveled? I don't know how you got snark out of that.
Of course there were countries that couldnít be visited. Do you think it was just Americans that were kept out of those countries? Obviously the countries that I said I visited allowed me in. As for getting back into the US, everyone, including Americans, had to take a test either 3 days or later one day in advance.

I still donít see the point of any of your questions as they are all historical and irrelevant. But whatever.
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Old Jul 6th, 2022, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rialtogrl View Post
ĎUS Citizens could always return to the US. They didnít allow other people in.

There were many places one could not visit, but MinnBeef went places where it was allowed. It just took some research.
Exactly. Hope you are doing well, rialtogrl.
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"I still donít see the point of any of your questions as they are all historical and irrelevant. But whatever."

But you are not snarky.....Buh bye.
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Old Jul 7th, 2022, 12:15 AM
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MinnBeef - YOU are the one who mentioned 'brain scrapes' so how you could possibly think TDudette's post asking if it hurt was snarky. Am I missing something??
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Old Jul 7th, 2022, 05:40 AM
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MinnBeef - YOU are the one who mentioned 'brain scrapes' so how you could possibly think TDudette's post asking if it hurt was snarky. Am I missing something??
You are.
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Old Jul 7th, 2022, 10:03 AM
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We went to France and Belgium in May and it was wonderful. I was so happy to be traveling again. During the pandemic we did take a trip to Lake Tahoe and once we were vaccinated, we went to Hawaii, so it's not like we didn't go anywhere, but it felt great to travel internationally again. I noticed a lot of other Americans and quite a few Canadians traveling. We also ran into a few Israelies. There were a lot fewer tourists from Asia though, at least where we were. I heard a fair number of people speaking Japanese and a few people speaking Korean, but I didn't hear any Mandarin - which wasn't surprising since China has been very strict throughout the pandemic.
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While we all celebrate more opportunity to travel, we should keep safe Covid practices in mind as well. My wife’s sister and husband went on a cruise ship last week in he Caribbean; we noticed photos of crowds and zero masks. Both, fully vaccinated and boosted, came away with Covid. Our son and his wife are in packed London this week. I have never seen so many photos of the largest crowds we have ever seen in London. They also went to a virtually mask-free Wimbledon on Tuesday. His wife, with four vaccine doses, tested positive today. He is keeping his fingers crossed. Thankfully, all have symptoms that can be treated at home, but hospitalizations are up 30% in London this week compared to last.
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Old Jul 9th, 2022, 09:51 PM
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Covid is still alive and spreading in Europe but most people view it as a nasty flu and prefer to take their chances. If cases continue to spike, masks may become necessary again.

Iím actually back in the Seattle Tacoma area right now, enjoying quality time with family but feeling a growing frustration with the government and an disparity divide between the rich and poor.
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just back from the Netherlands and only one person feared to shake my hand due to covid.
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Old Jul 13th, 2022, 12:43 PM
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We were in Italy for 2 weeks last September and folks were so happy to see Americans. We just returned from 3 weeks in Turkey. It's wonderful to be traveling again.
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