What Was Your 1st European City?

Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:39 PM
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London in 1981. I can still feel my awe and wonder at seeing the city, of which I had dreamed, for so long! My sister said I wrote a card which said "I am finally standing in London.. so excited that I want to scream"
Since thenI have been to many other European cities and still feel similar emotions, but nothing is like the first time!
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 07:16 PM
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Outside of an airport in a city it would be Paris and it was a great first euro city for my wife and I.
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 07:22 PM
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Amsterdam. To be honest, I was not at all impressed. The city was dirty and reminded me of some of the third world countries I've visited.

A day or two would have been plenty. I much preferred Alkmaar.
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 07:31 PM
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1994 London.

One of the first things I remember was stepping out onto the street and nearly getting run over... I forgot that the traffic was coming from the other direction!
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 07:56 PM
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Sep 2nd, 2007, 11:34 PM
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Rome,15 years ago. I remember driving past the Colosseum in the taxi on the way to our hotel and being absolutely blown away. Couldnt believe you could be so close to all those magnificent sites. Then trying to fit everything into a photo! After a few "teething" problems,it was our first big trip,my husband and I were hooked. We caught the travel bug and havent stopped since!
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 01:45 AM
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Rome - exactly 10 years ago. I fell in love with Rome the minute I walked out of Termini station and still love it for everything that is Rome - the incredible history and sites, churches around every corner, madness of the streets with mopeds and cars - and the lively outgoing Italians. And of course the food and gelato! I have been back 6 times and am longing to be there right now!
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 08:48 AM
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In Great Britain, London in 1957;
in Europe, Paris in 1963. This is a distinction upon which my English mother would insist. (No hanging participles!)
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 12:24 PM
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A week in London, June 2003. Shirtsleeve weather all week. No rain, cloudless skys and a wonderful experience. This started us on frequent tours to Europe. And, these haven't all been land tours. We thoroughly enjoyed a Prague to Budapest river cruise on the Danube.
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