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36) Luv the beach is male

37) I am female

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37) I am female

I still get that mixed up.

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38) You can wear whatever kind of clothes in Europe that you want! I tend to hope that most of us travellers are more individualists that the rest of everyone, and we wouldn’t wait to see what someone else does, before doing it ourselves.

39) Unfortunatly both Croatia & Prague are no longer anywhere near "undiscovered." Thus, when going to either any time of year that is remottly warm outside, it will be very crowded & with the exception of some smaller towns in Croatia, touristy. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go, you should just know what to expect.

40) Backpacking means bringing a backpack AND WEARING IT YOURSELF! Smile I’ve seen many girls in Europe travelling with guys who make the guys carry their packs all around. If you can’t comfortably carry it, don’t bring it.

41) Girls…your hairdryers, straightening irons, curling irons, etc will all most likely work fine in Europe. Just get a plug adaptor (the small $2 thing) not the enormous power inverter, as those appliances usually have them built in.

42) When creating a post on this board, for the love of god, make the title descriptive. Don’t use ones like:

"HELP"

As no one will want to help you Smile If you instead say "Help, looking for budget accomodation in Brasov" or something like that, in all liklihood, Radu will come to your assistance!

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43) The US State Department Travel Warnings are ridiculously over-cautious. Please, for the love of god, don’t follow them to a "T". For example, the State department has a "Travel Warning" against travel to Bosnia/Hercegovina for the danger of land mines, yet, not one tourist has been killed by a landmine in Bosnia. Just use common sense. In the same thought though, if there is a travel warning, you may want to enquire with your insurance company to see if you are covered in that country, as many insurers policies aren’t valid in "dangerous areas."

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44) Travel warnings by Australia’s foreign ministry can be even more paranoid. They can make a perfectly safe country sound like a war zone.

For a more accurate synopsis of what goes on around the world, follow the news, look up statistics and recent news on different countries, and see what guide books have to say about the countries you plan to visit.


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oh man, you guys are all as catty and snide and conceited as i remember. Just kidding.

but as for Albania: it’s Kosovo where all the UNFOR hookers and conflict are, not Albania. Kosovo has Albanians, but Albanians don’t have Kosovo. I have actually been considering a trip to Albania to see the Black Eagle and the Iron Fist of god, but it is nowhere near as sketchy and vowel-deficient as Srpska.

- there is absolutely no such thing as an off the beaten track in europe. it doesn’t exist. except for Molvania, the land untouched by modern dentistry.

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Auher, you’re a fuck’n idiot!!!!!

Sheeple, sheeple…do not listen to this jackass!!!! He thinks he is a know-it-all. He is just as much of a newbie as the rest of y’all!!!! Do not listen to him and do not take his advice. He is just a wannabe moderator who doesn’t know jack shit about backpack’n Europe. Want real advice??? Post away, post away…even if the question has been asked a million times over. Wanna ask a question about China??? Post away…somebody will answer ya anyways without some retard comment like "This is Eurotrip, not Chinatrip"!!! Fuck the "search" button. It doesn’t even work most of the time anyways!!!!!!!!!!! So everyone together now…"AUHER, KISS OUR MUTHAFUCK’N ASSES!!!!!!!"

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45) The Herr has never made a useful post

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You will ! It’s true,TRUE, TRUE, TRUE ! * stamps feet*

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46) Most people don’t like Brussels, Frankfurt or Bucharest. That doesn’t mean you won’t like it though.

47) Lots of people, both male and female, have travelled solo in Europe and have been perfectly safe. That doesn’t mean there are no dangers in Europe, but probably not more than at home.

48) Yes, it’s useful to know more than just one language. And yes, some of the locals do speak English. If you find yourself in a situation where you have no common language, sign language and pointing to phrases in a phrase book or dictionary will probably work just fine.

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Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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49) You’re not too old to travel because you’re over 30. You’re not even too old to travel because you’re over 70, providing you’re still fit and healthy.

50) You can become rich without any effort through pyramid schemes, as numerous posts on this board have proved

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HAH on the pyramid schemes Seraph, so true Smile)

51) People aren’t REALLY from the countries they say they are on this site, unfortunatly Seraph isn’t from East Timor. This is intended to be a joke. In addition, DWOP prob. isn’t from Albania either, even though we all know now that he is a true patriot!!

52) The company who maintains this site clearly enjoy paying the server bills but not reaping a single benefit from the site. I think this could be one of the best travel sites out there with a little work, but instead the main pages haven’t been updated in years.

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53) It is certain that DWOP is not Albanian. A real Albanian wouldn’t offer to meet random tourists from a website and oh yeah offer you a job in a cigarette smuggling ring (if he really ran a cigarette smuggling gang, he wouldn’t be so transparent about it). DWOP is using contemporary developments in Albania in order to post jokes. He’s mildly entertaining, but unfortunately I’ve seen some of the newbies taking him seriously.


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54) When sending messages to Smackey, remember…."I might be slow responding as i am in kazakhstan at the moment"

Sorry I thought that was too hilarious not to include.

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quote:46) Most people don’t like Brussels, Frankfurt or Bucharest. That doesn’t mean you won’t like it though.

I don’t know why Brussels get’s such a bad rap so I have to throw out some support for it. Now I have to admit that some of my affection for the city is due to my love of good beer (and Goddamn do they have a lot of good beer there) but Brussels is still nice in its own rite. May not have as many attractions as the Big One’s but it’s very walkable, doesn’t get the huge crowds, and is a charming little city…..especially the Grand’Place. Also it’s a great stop in between Amsterdam and Paris.

Frankfurt sucks though.

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37) I am female

LTB is male? Missed that one

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I know I did this in the wrong order but I posted earlier then read this and I think I did ok with my post but my goodness I loved this one. I laughed so hard I almost had to get up and piss….. unforunately I didn’t get up. ha ha I love this site already and I just happened across it tonight.

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I, on the other hand, think Frankfurt is not so bad. And I also think it’s pretty funny that you’d call Brussels a "little city". All right, it’s a lot smaller than London (as many people live in Greater London as in all of Belgium) or Moscow, but I get the feeling you only saw a tiny little bit of it. Grote Markt and the area around it are indeed nice, but you can see that in what, 2 hours at most? And the beer in that area is at least 3 times as expensive as anywhere else in Belgium.

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Thats true, but by "little city" I meant more that you can see most of the city in a small amount of time without feeling overwhelmed rather than its physical size. It’s a city where you can spend only two days yet still feel satisfied when leaving. Besides the major stuff its a nice city to walk through with some very interesting neighborhoods.

The beer is expensive, but there are alot of good bars that won’t empty your wallet if you look for them.

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Still there are a lot of places where those 2 days could be better spent imho. And where all bars have beer at the normal price.

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Okay so I admit I’m a total addict but a new poster. Will some one please explain BUMP to me. Also, what’s so great about London. You guys need to make your way up to Manchester sometime

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1) I don’t know what’s so "good about London" either, I’m not a fan. Maybe I’ll have to try Manchester some day Smile

2) Bump is just a way to get this post to stay near the top. Any "new activity" makes it move to the top. This wouldn’t be a problem if we actually had a moderator, or a way to create & maintain "stickies" but we don’t. Thus the reason for this post anyhow.

Welcome to ET!

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55) When registering do not misread the fields and instead of a user name enter your E-mail address for all to see. Whoops.

If you’re into the outdoors get yourself up to Cumbria, sometmes I don’t see why it’s necessary to abroad when you have that on the doorstep.

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Mr Costello, I agree with you on Cumbria, but most people here have to go abroad to get to Cumbria.

Manchester is nearly as nice as Brussels.

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That’s Miss Costello thanks PeterW

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56) FromNorway is also male, but for some reason he doesn’t like to be referred to as "man" or "dude." It’s odd, but we ask of all of you to comply.


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57) Asking ‘where are the best places to get laid’ makes you look really stupid. Chances are (to speak with another poster) that if you can’t manage to get laid at home, your chances are pretty slim abroad.

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quote: Okay so I admit I’m a total addict but a new poster. Will some one please explain BUMP to me. Also, what’s so great about London. You guys need to make your way up to Manchester sometime
Also bumping keeps the topic growing continually until it gets so big its unreadable, useful information lost, and purpose undermined. But don’t worry, soon after auher or someone else will again take over the job of psuedo-moderator and try over.

I’ll throw in a few more pennies –
58) If your "where to get laid?" post doesn’t get answered in Nightlife, post it in Favorites of course
59) FromNorway prefers more cordial monikers such as ‘chief’, ‘tiger’, or ‘Quisling’
60) No matter how many times it’s said, LTB will always be confused for a She, but HE is still to S. Europe what Don is to flights.
61) Polite conversation in bad german with an old man sitting next to you in a train station may result in him poking you with his finger as he excitedly practices his english on you. "Das ist your Arm? Das ist your Head? Diese sind your Ears?"

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Sorry wcostello. It just sounds a bit rude to call you wcostello. I could call you w, but that has much worse connotations Frown

And Auher, would you please EDIT YOUR POST as it forces us all to scroll to the right to read every SINGLE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sorry about my giant post. It has been deleted now! I didn’t realize it had the undesirable effect of causing everyone to have to scroll, I have a giant monitor…my bad.

62) Don’t use giant fonts. It causes people with normal size monitors to have to scroll

63) When you do a "bump" post, once someone else posts a bump or something else, you can go back in, delete your post, and this will help to clean up the board!

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Any "new activity" makes it move to the top. This wouldn’t be a problem if we actually had a moderator

I think you should volunteer.
starts making "A for Mod" banners

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Hah, Wa1ter, I would, but no one has the power to "moderater ordain" me. I’ve emailed Wandrian & Eurotrip. No one exists Smile

Thanks though, I’d be glad to do it!

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Hah, Wa1ter, I would, but no one has the power to "moderater ordain" me. I’ve emailed Wandrian & Eurotrip. No one exists Smile

Thanks though, I’d be glad to do it!

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Hmmm, lemme see if I can find any email addies we can try.

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Sounds good. I’d be more than glad to do it & maybe make some of the enhancements that we all talk about on here.

Unforuntaly, for things like Stickies, I think that would require a board update, and can’t imagine that we are going to see that happen anytime soon.

At least it would be nice to be able to delete all the stupid pyramid scheme posters!

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Toss me one of those banners, will you wa1ter?

Haven’t seen you here in a while – good to have you back! Didn’t you change jobs or something recently?

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Am actually unemployed at the moment and have been struggling with the lux government to get my unemployement sorted.

Have been in the background deleting some pyramid schemes in my fora but alas, I don’t have internet access at home at the moment so my presence is limited.

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Hah, Wa1ter, I would, but no one has the power to "moderater ordain" me. I’ve emailed Wandrian & Eurotrip. No one exists Smile

Thanks though, I’d be glad to do it!

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Did you try to email Dan Pohl? He used to be Wandrian’s ‘ordainer’ and every now and then he would answer. The owner was someone named Mike, maybe he still exists? Dunno.
But I can guarantee you that being a mod is mostly a thankless job.
You’d just have to do it for the love of travel. Smile

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I didn’t try Dan Pohl, do you have his email? You can send it to me at uherope@gmail.com if you don’t want to post publically.

Yeah, I know it’s a thankless job, but someone’s got to do it Smile and for whatever reason, I have a special fondness for this board….and like to see it doing well.

I searched for Wandrian and emailed what I found on their site, as well as some old EuroTrip addresses I had. No responses from them. So if you want to contact me via email, I can try Dan.

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I mailed pohldan for you auher. Would have copied you but for some reason I couldn’t look up profiles so I couldn’t look up your email addy either.

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