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Things Old Travellers to Europe Seem Not to Understand!!!

Things Old Travellers to Europe Seem Not to Understand!!!

May 20th, 2014, 07:34 AM
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Didn't Balanchine start as a male stripper?
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May 20th, 2014, 08:29 AM
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IMD - Yes, and ended that way. All us dancers start and end that way. Balanchine began his studies at the Mariinsky theater at age 10. Everyone who studies there first learns to be a stripper, just in case Swan Lake doesn't work out for them.

Got to go get my pasties on now. Ta ta.
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May 20th, 2014, 08:59 AM
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May 20th, 2014, 09:41 AM
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>>>Oh to be young again and travel like that - something fogeygarchs or many above still seem not to understand.<<<

If it's so great, why aren't you still traveling like that? No one is stopping you, but not everyone wants to spend their trips seeing the inside of trains.

What people did in the old days doesn't always apply to today. Can an 18 year old buy an old car to bum around Europe these days? I bet parking in the metro lot was free back in the olden days. Students bumming around with little to no money aren't going to be able to afford 30-40€ parking, high road tolls/gas and insurance.

>>>Yes RM but we are talking about youth travelers here not old fogheys -<<<

Yes, but it's the old Fodor's fogeys that are remembering how great it was decades ago (most seem to be talking about the 50's,60's,70's) and seem to think things haven't changed since those years. Old fogeys always think their past was better, but their memories aren't what they used to be. Afterall, they walked 10 miles to school (uphill both ways in the snow) and it was wonderful.
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May 20th, 2014, 09:41 AM
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Even though the adventures of youth can be quite exhilarating, the memories grow even sweeter with age.
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May 20th, 2014, 08:33 PM
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Cynthia: I'm glad you kept the baby.
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May 20th, 2014, 08:48 PM
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Got to go get my pasties on now. Ta ta.

Why any would attach meat pies to their body is beyond me.
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May 21st, 2014, 02:04 AM
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I remember when I met two friends at a party who told me that they wanted to go Slovakia the next day to go hiking in the Tatra. A few beers later I had decided that I'd join.

When we arrived at the town close to the start of the hiking trails, we found out that we had just missed the bus going there. We didn't want to wait for the next one and so we started to walk, hoping to find a place for the night. Five hours later, around 11 PM, we had found out that the only place which still had a bed for the night was called the Grand Hotel and that was too expensive for us. So we hiked back another five hours in a warm summer night and took the first train which left in the morning.

That took us to the border to the Ukraine where we spent nearly a week in a really cool camping ground and then returned to the Tatra. By now it was raining, so we waited for two days for the weather to clear up. We spent the whole time in a tiny restaurant in the train station drinking beer and playing cards. Then we decided that obviously the Tatra wasn't meant to be and moved on to Prague.

A clear "F" for planning but a heck of a lot of fun.
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May 21st, 2014, 07:05 AM
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"Why any would attach meat pies to their body is beyond me." In case you get hungry after dancing.
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May 21st, 2014, 07:09 AM
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May 22nd, 2014, 03:59 PM
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If it's so great, why aren't you still traveling like that? No one is stopping you, but not everyone wants to spend their trips seeing the inside of trains.>

Oh dear you missed the whole point - about being young and free that is - you must have missed out on that phase of life?
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May 23rd, 2014, 06:50 AM
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If it's so great, why aren't you still traveling like that? No one is stopping you>

are you serious with this seemingly silly comment - when I was young I took night trains for 35 straight nights once in Europe - now as a senior citizen I could not do that - I do not sleep as soundly as when I was younger - not uncommon - and you cannot realize that what we once did at will as younger folks we now must give into the trappings of old age... really you think I could travel like that? Naive.
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