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What do you love most about travel in Europe (be specific)?

Sep 30th, 2010, 06:32 PM
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What do you love most about travel in Europe (be specific)?

After only three trips, my top 10 are (in no partuclar order):

1. The ambience of well preserved medival villages like Bamberg.
2. Live Irish music at The Crane in Galway
3. Going up in the Eiffel Tower at night
4. The bratwursts in the major Germany train stations
5. The great buffet breakfasts throughout the inns of Europe
6. The British Museum
7. The pretty women throughout Europe, but especially Paris, Germany, and Italy.
8. The well planned land use almost everywhere
9. The beautiful coats everyone seems to have in Italy
10. The liberal attitude toward sex and casual drugs
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Sep 30th, 2010, 06:34 PM
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All that, plus public transportation that WORKS!!!
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Sep 30th, 2010, 07:31 PM
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Hmmm. that is a tough question..

driving the Autobahn in Germany - agree about the bratwursts too.
The food in N Spain - specifically San Sebastian.

Some castles have remained in the same family for hundreds of years - my fav is Berg Eltz in Trier Germany.

I love that you can spend days upon days gazing at amazing works of art in a couple of square miles - Paris.

I love that I can walk on a wall and see a fort that the Romans built in the UK 2000+ years ago - Hadrians Wall - England.

Swiss trains - clean

Yodeling heard in a remote church - the group was preparing for a competition and we sat outside and listened for a long time.

I could go on and on really,....
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Sep 30th, 2010, 07:40 PM
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I am going to correct myself before someone else does for me -

Berg Eltz is located in Münstermaifeld which is near Trier and has been in the same family for around 800 years.
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Sep 30th, 2010, 08:37 PM
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BY your title, I must say, the locals I met.
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Sep 30th, 2010, 10:49 PM
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The quoted hotel prices in Germany and Italy are what I actually pay. In the U.S. it is the quote price plus tax, resort fee, local tourist tax, and on and on.
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Oct 1st, 2010, 04:31 AM
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Better drivers

Cool cars

Taxes included when a price is quoted

Beer and wine cheaper than soda pop!
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Oct 1st, 2010, 04:51 AM
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I don't like the taxes included in prices I'm quoted--I want them separated out so I know how much I'm paying in taxes in addition to the cost of the product or service. I can do the addition myself.
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Oct 1st, 2010, 05:44 AM
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Atmosphere.
People watching in small cafes.
Touching places a thousand years old.
Public transport and trains.


Sorry I have to disagree with you little just a bit.
BTW, I don't see the liberal attitude towards sex and drugs everywhere in Europe?
Their women are no prettier than "our" women IMO.
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Oct 1st, 2010, 06:18 AM
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I travel mostly in Italy, Spain or France.
My "trifecta" is - the food, the inexpensive wine and cafe sitting. The sights are wonderful but what I really yearn for is sitting outside, for a leisurely meal, sipping the local wine and people watching. If I happen to be by to the sea, that's as close as I'm going to get to heaven on earth.
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Oct 1st, 2010, 06:19 AM
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Rave - My boxer dog just ripped open a whole box of dryer sheets and pulled each one out and proceeded to roll all over them and drag through the house - so the house smells fresh, he smells fresh and no laundry will stick to him now!!!

I say it is couple of $cvwell spent!! weird animal.
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Oct 1st, 2010, 06:20 AM
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OOOPs - wrong thread!!!
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Oct 1st, 2010, 06:28 AM
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"My boxer dog just ripped open a whole box of dryer sheets and pulled each one out and proceeded to roll all over them and drag through the house - so the house smells fresh, he smells fresh and no laundry will stick to him now!!!"

Bet no prissy little eurodog could do that!
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Oct 1st, 2010, 07:04 AM
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I love European history

People watching in cafes

Castles, abbeys etc.

Trains & subways
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Oct 1st, 2010, 07:20 AM
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I love their pace of living

Slowing down to enjoy a conversation, taking a long lunch and appreciating the food and wine.

Women that are so put together - beautiful scarves to shoes - they just get it right.

The charm of small villages and getting lost down the alleys where you find a charming cafe
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Oct 1st, 2010, 07:37 AM
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Going to echo Beachgirl247. One thing I love about European dining is that they tend not to feel that they have to rush through dinner in order to "get" some where else. I hate the fact that here in the states we now believe that eating a burger in the car while rushing from one place to another actually is dinner.
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Oct 1st, 2010, 07:44 AM
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annesherrod - your accidental post reminded me of another thing I love about Europe - much more dog-friendly - in the cafes, in the shops, on the trains - dogs! We tried to take ours to an outdoor cafe here and was told "health department syas NO!"
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Oct 1st, 2010, 07:44 AM
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Trains
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Trains
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Oct 1st, 2010, 08:13 AM
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"Bet no prissy little eurodog could do that"

Who are you calling prissy?

If my Bosses were so prissy they faffed about with poncey nonsense like dryer sheets, I'd probably nick them to get them to stop being such wooses.

But, being proper Europeans, they dry their clothes outside.
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Oct 1st, 2010, 08:28 AM
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The ability to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the country and it's people. But also, taking a break from American TV news and politics for awhile. Quite refreshing.
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