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Joe…….24………single……..San DIego, CA………Student/Working on getting a teaching credential……..I lived in France for nine months when I was 14, otherwise I have been on three minitrips (2-3 weeks)……..Last trip was with my best friend in June 2002……got to see Queen Elizabeth and Ozzy up close (I was there during the golden jubilee)…..Planning a 6-8 week trip for this summer with my girlfriend(graduation present to ourselves)……..blah blah blah……..
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Let’s see … I am a single 24 y/o male. I live in Sacramento California were I am an Administrative Supervisor for a lobbying organization.

As, a child we never traveled. I could count the number of trips we took on one hand. So, I always promised myself when I grew-up and could afford it I would travel. Now, I take myself on vacation every year to celebrate my birthday.

This year, I will be spending 3 weeks in Europe to celebrate my 25th. Smile I have a week in both London and Amsterdam planned still trying to figure out what to do with that last week.

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my name’s jana. i’m a 24 year old girl. single. i live in los angeles, always have. i don’t drive which is kind of rare here, i just don’t really like the idea. i’m also hoping to do the whole travel writing/photography thing. i’d also really love to have a non profit organization one day or at least work for a really good one. i’ve basically done the whole go to college, take time off, choose a major, change it, change it again thing. luckily i have patient parents. oh, and i mark cards.

my wanderlust is horrible. i travelled around europe for a few months a little over a year ago and now just constantly check flight prices, read travel guides, watch globetrekker. i think everyone is sick of me talking about other countries. i’ve been to hawaii a couple of times and am going for a third in a few months, i’ve been to oregon, nevada, all the states near ca. basically. i went to mexico when i was younger, it ended up being quite traumatic. i’m taking a cruise with my mom next week to mexico ( just ensenada ), catalina island ( zzzzzzz), and san diego. not really my kind of trip but i love my mom to bits and it’s her type of trip. i’m going to chicago in april and am so excited. i’ll probably go to new york this year as well as i want to visit a sick relative very soon. later next year ( it was moved back Frown ), i’m going to be travelling to turkey, romania, slovakia ( to visit a friend i met there last trip ), poland ( because i love it oh so much ), and england ( to visit two friends i travelled with in europe, one of whom i dated while travelling. not a good idea ). i’ll be volunteering at an educational center for gypsy kids while in romania, and am hoping to volunteer at an orphanage as well.

i love my camera, the smell of a darkroom, cranberry juice, sewing, reading, the rain, my bed, and other stuff.

mines the longest i think. does that mean i’m self-absorbed? :/

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quote: i travelled around europe for a few months a little over a year ago and now just constantly check flight prices, read travel guides, watch globetrekker. i think everyone is sick of me talking about other countries.

Isn’t that so true!! When I read Jana’s post I know exactly what she means. Just yesterday I found myself checking flights from Chicago to Bali and then that turned into random European cities. Not because I am even planning a trip (all the air tickets for 2005 are done with for me), but because somehow I just wanted to see if there were good deals Smile

I had a very travel christmas as well, got the entire series of all Rick Steves Travel DVD’s (while he annoys me, with the exception of Globetrekker which is too expensive to purchase, he’s the best out there). Got a ton of great travel books, one of which being "The Travel Book" the new pictorial from LP with 2 pages to every country in the world. For sure that will spawn some interest in new places I hadn’t thought of before.

It’s amazing how alike many of us are. How nice would it be to be back in College and be able to do another semester abroad, or even better, take off a gap year and travel right now. If you are in that position now, don’t miss it, you will never have the chance again to travel "like that" once you are working for real.

Speaking of silly travel things…. went to see Hotel Rwanda this past weekend. Amazing movie, truly moving, very much like the Schlinder’s list for the African suffering. Anyhow the point of my story is, when my wife and I left the theater on the way home, after talkign about how awful everything was that happened in Rwanda, somehow our conversation drifted to planning a Safari to Africa someday….. Funny how travel comes up in all conversations now!!!!

See Jana, you’re not the only one with a long post. And I don’t think you are self-absorbed; I enjoyed reading it.

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You guys are really cracking me up! But it’s endearing too – so much idealism here!

My real name isn’t hope – but it’s one of my favorite words, and I think that travel and the word ‘hope’ are often times synonymous. Traveling gives me hope because it’s something to hope for or to find hope within. If I ever feel frustrated with work or with people, thinking or reading about travel gives me hope that there are many types of people out there and many things I don’t know or places I’ve seen and that I should always keep the hope alive that this excitement in an ideal exists.

Travel and hope are also synonymous with patience. Every moment during my "real life" I’m thinking about travel, either in the past or in the future. I feel like I live from trip to trip and then think, "is this healthy?" but I know that many other people (not ones who surround me, unfortunately!) feel the same way.

My general goals in life are to learn more about the world and its people, while contributing to the greater good along the way. In theory, the path of medicine will help me to achieve these goals, and perhaps lead to greater travel in the future. Going to school for years and years is wearing on me, but I’m hoping that in the future I will eventually benefit from this. I think that I would feel a great sense of loss if I decided to forsake becoming a doctor for travel right now — because one of my goals when traveling in the future is to bring direct positive aid, in the way of healing aid, to people who have very little access to it. So maybe this is the best path for me…? (bear with me, I’m convincing myself too hehe)

In this soapbox post, there is something else that sort of relates to travel that I would like to convey.

The earthquake and tsunamis that battered parts of Africa and Southeast asia were, as you know, completely devastating. If any of you travel for the reasons of exploring new places in order to learn more about other people and to learn more about yourself; if humanity is one of the aspects of travel that fascinates you – I am sure these images are arresting and upsetting.

Although most of us cannot directly help the rescue and recovery efforts (hopefully one day I will, fingers crossed), please consider donating money or supplies in any way that you can. Here is a[url=‘http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/27/quake.aidsites/index.html’]link[/url] to agencies accepting relief aid for the crisis. It’s a piece of cake to donate online.

In my travels, I’ve found people to be more alike than different. This disaster has floored me, because it could easily have been one of us vacationing (and can you imagine if you lived there and everything was destroyed?) and we should try to help those affected as much as we can.

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Hope’s post is one that should have showed up much sooner here on EuroTrip. The Tsunami is truly an unprecedented disaster. People acted as though 9/11 was the worst thing that has ever happened, and based on the death toll this is 25 times WORSE, at present.

The hard part now is getting aid to the affected areas like the Aceh province of Sumatra, remote islands off Thailand, the Nicobar & other islands off the coast of India. I think we all wish we could help directly in some way, as by definition those who love travel love people and other cultures. But in the absence of actually heading over on the next flight to Banda Aceh, we might all take a moment to donate some of the money we have saved by reading sites like this and flyertalk in this past year. The link Hope put here is great, finally all that info is in one place. If you want to donate through FlyerTalk, Randy Petersen, the leader of the board is personally paying all the credit card trans fees out of his pocket, so your donation is truly 100% https://www.webflyer….

And yes, we are surely an idealistic bunch :0)!!! Maybe that is the understatement of the year. So true about Hope’s comments too on how it seems like living trip to trip. I often start to think I am crazy for travelling so much, but then I come on here, or on FlyerTalk and realize I am not.

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OK, my turn.

Believe it or not my name is Jack. 34 yrs old and Canadian.
Didn’t start travelling until I was 30 and since I have been to Mexico twice, Jamaica twice and most recently Europe this past September. Obviously I am hooked on not only travelling but the European experiences and hope to go back next September. Deep down I always wanted to get to Europe but thanks to an unfortunate situation I was involved in last January in which I lost my best friend in an auto accident in which I was the front seat passenger and he was the driver I realized that life was too short and if you wanted to do something do it because you never know if you’ll get the chance again. I started planning in February.

So if you are just browsing this site and have thoughts of wanting to travel. DO IT!!!! It was one of the best experiences in my life and it is too bad that I waited so long.

Also, thanks to the many posters on this site who helped make my European travel experience a great one. Lots of informed and experienced opinions.

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My name is Andy, I’m 21 and born in Switzerland and raised mostly in Canada. I’m a university student majoring in history and really enjoying it. I have travelled extensively across most parts of the world except south and central America, although the majority of my travelling was from the trip that I just finished 2 weeks ago, an eight month RTW trip.

Besides travel and school my other passion is football (soccer) when I was in high school I was invited over to Europe several times for various clinics and to play with a lot better players than could be found here. One club (PSV) showed a fair amount of interest in me and I stayed with them for a 3 month trial after which offered me a two year contract, but I felt it was too risky, I felt an education would give me a more secure future than football. So I have pretty much given up on the sport I love, but I will cherish the memories i have from it, such as playing for Switzerland at the under 19 level.

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I’m just struggling to write on one of the crappiest computers (my parents’) to survive into the 21st century, so we’ll see how it goes. I am a man (baby!), turned 28 today, single, headed back to my current landing spot in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. tomorrow. Went to undergrad for Psychology/Biological Anthropology. Took a bit of time off, travelled, worked for the man, etc. Now back in grad school for Social Psychology, 5 years in. Plan to graduate next year and I’m really starting to look forward to it. I used to be of the "avoid-work-for-as-long-as-possible" mindset, but school can really wear you down when it drags on for so many years.

I’ve travelled a lot around the U.S., a smidge in Canada and Mexico, and a few other random international cities. Done a lot of hiking and camping as well. My first real backpacking trip was to western Europe (I live on the edge, right?). After that I was hooked. Went to eastern Europe two years ago and it’s been too long since my last trip. I am planning on hitting up southern Spain, Morroco and Tunisia in May though – something to look forward to. Every backpacking trip I’ve done has been solo, and I have no complaints about that. I certainly wouldn’t mind travelling with someone else (probably not more than 1 person though), but at present, everyone I know would rather buy a bigger TV than travel. Eh. My family finally gets it though – I got a sweet little GPS unit as a gift for my birthday.

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This is a great thread and I’ve put off posting long enough. I’m a 28 year old male from Houston, Texas (and believe it or not I actually use the word "howdy" several times a day). Right now I manage a store called Rocket Town and we sell anything to do with space or NASA (the ultimate in traveling) and part time at Starbucks. I finished school a couple of years ago with a A.A. in Social Science, a B.S. in Psychology and an Masters in Business and like delfrio have been putting off the real work world for as long as possible. It looks like my real world is going to be that of an Air Force pilot. It offers a strong salary ladder, a chance to help people, a fill for an adrenaline junky, and of course travel. I’ve traveled pretty well throughout the US and a little in Mexico. My only overseas was a month and half in Europe in 2001 (Where I discovered that there is nothing a prefer to do to travel) but thanks to the generosity of my girlfriend’s parents Christmas present she and I are heading to London on Jan 15!! Other hobbies: martial arts and my girlfriend says I like my car too much. I guess thats me in a nutshell.
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I’m 23 and single. Guess I’m a n00b. I rarely come on here, and I only remember this place when I’m bored and the wanderlust in me is taking over. Sigh.

From Virginia, currently living in Los Angeles. Being in the cereal state can be awesome one day and unbearably hellish the next. Lately there’s been too much hell… "Cereal state?" you ask? Yeah, lots of flakes with some nuts and fruits thrown in for balance.

Senior @ UCLA. Psych major. But that’s just during the day. At night I’m a superhero…of sorts.

I love to travel, but do not get to do it as much as I’d like. Not by a long shot. I’m trying to go to Europe for spring break, and I plan on working abroad in the fall.

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I’m Grandma to my son’s 9 yr. old twin boys, Mom to a son and a daughter and wife for 34+ yrs. Age? Well, ok…I’m 58 and hubby is 71. We’ve either never grown up at all or we’re going through our 2nd childhood. Hubby traveled the Atlantic & Mediterranian as a young man in the Navy. I got traveling fever in my teens by going on school and 4-H trips. After we married in 1970, we have traveled on business, conventions, seminars and pleasure, sometimes combining business & pleasure travel. In addition to our careers, we had a working cattle ranch.

On our 2nd trip to Hawaii in 1990, we purchased our first timeshare week for which we’ve always gotten a bonus wk (2 for 1) when we offer it for exchange. Later we bought another week at the same Hawaiian property (making it a 2 for 4 trade)and soon after we bought one in Daytona Beach, Florida which we have never traded. I was always so excited to get the new resort directory and decide where I wanted to go. Now I can browse online. We’ve explored a lot of the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, & Europe. We’ve gone places we probably would have never thought about otherwise. We’ve also taken a 16 day Amtrak trip and a few cruises.

My husband retired in 1999 and I soon followed since he wanted to be able to go without having to plan around my schedule. Until then we had flown everywhere and rented a car, but this time we did a 5+ wk, 8,000 mi. driving trip…went to a lot of Nt’l Parks and had many ‘funny’ experiences. Since 1999, we’ve more fully explored(3-4 wks. at a time) 49 states and will take a cruise to Alaska in May from Vancouver, B.C. and stay a few days in Anchorage, then take another cruise back to Vancouver. AK is the only state we haven’t visited. We go to Florida often.

When our daughter was a pre-teen, I told her she had already been in more hotels than most prostitutes. Her degree is in Hotel/Restaurant Administration and she’s a mgr with the Marriott Corp, but will be going in a different direction soon as a missionary..looks like to Kazakhstan to teach English. She has traveled Europe several times and lived and worked in Glasgow, Scotland on the ‘Work Abroad’ program, traveled to Australia as a ‘People to People’ Youth Ambassador, but it was 2 yrs. ago after she went on a short term mission to Ecuador that she got really antsy to get out of the office and do something more ‘fulfilling’.

Like someone on here already said, we look for the best travel deals whether we’re going anywhere or not. I can entertain myself for hrs on a travel website. I have enjoyed this site so much and learned from you guys that I can live for 3 wks out of a backpack…30 yrs. ago, I would have never believed I could go to Eutope for 3 wks with 3 prs. of pants. Had to try a hostel at least once….our daughter kept saying we wouldn’t like that…..she was wrong!

I hope I haven’t bored you to death with this long post…and speaking of ‘death’, my husband & I have both had a brush with the Grim Reaper…he in 2000 when he had a pulmonary embolism while we were getting ready for a New England trip (it usually kills ), then I had cancer treatments (chemo & radiation) June, July & Aug. of 2001 and still took the twins to Disney World in Oct. and rode every ride.
Remember, tomorrow is not guaranteed, so guys………GO! GO! GO! As we say, "If the Grim Reaper wants us, he’d darn well better put on his running shoes! Do keep southeast Asia in your prayers and I wish all of you a healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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I am 27,from Italy.
I have travelled around Europe, then went to US for three months and then Russia and Venezuela.
I live in a self-sufficient organic farm in central Italy. We try to live in armony with nature. We produce wine, olive oil, we grow crops and have many animals.
I like to travel a lot but I have now decided that I will live permanetly in my farm in Italy.
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Hey
I’m Jade and i’m 16. I have gone on family holidays since i was about 6 mainly to Greece. My Uncle visited a few days ago, and was telling me about some of his travelling experiences and highly recommended the Interrail pass as a great way of getting around Europe. Ever since then my mind has been full with planning a trip. It will be the first trip i would be taking with just people of my own age. I dont plan to go until the summer of 2006, as i have alot of saving to do and then i will be 18. You may have guessed i am not a very impulsive person. At the moment i am studying Psychology, German and English Literature at college aswell as a beginners Greek night course. Well i cant think of much else to say so i’ll leave it there. This is a great site, i have enjoyed reading other peoples posts and getting some great tips and ideas.
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Hi! I’m 40, single, happy, and my name is Eugene. I was born and raised in Manhattan (New York City, New York), USA, and lived in New York City for most of my life (but now I live in Siemiechow, Poland)have my B.S. in Accounting from the College of Staten Island / City University of New York, and my M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from the University at Buffalo, worked as a Senior Accountant for several years for 2 large financial services banks. I left my Accounting job so that I could travel in Europe and eventually purchase some real estate in Europe (2 farms and over 25 acres of forest and land), particularly Poland. So, in June, 2002, I moved from New York City to Siemiechow, Poland where I now live. My place here in this village is going to be a really cool Youth Hostel, specializing in Agro-Tourism, opening in the spring of 2005. It is located in the low Carpathian mountains of Southern-Eastern Poland, near Tarnow, and my property is surrounded by dense forest, located on top of a mountain. There will be activities here for every type of weather and person, non-stop. Horse riding, swimming pool, beer and wine cafe, internet cafe, dancing in the barn, picnics, mountain bike riding, camp fires, mushroom picking, berry picking, hiking in the forest, ping pong, horse shoes, Boce ball, and basketball. Please visit my "Siemiechow" web site at: http://www.geocities…

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(This should really be in the pub, but I’ll jump in just to say hi)

HI
I’m Alexis (with a silent S)
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I love to travel as much as possible. Durring college I studied abroad in Mexico and S. America and have been to Europe 6 times (sometimes over a month at a time). I wish I could travel more! (but don’t we all)

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I’m very new here but let me introduce myself too
UM.. it seems that I’m the only Asian?
I’m Jane, from Hong Kong, 24, and just married to a Japanese.
Not funny at all cos Japanese are hard to understand sometimes…

I love languages and travelling. I speak Cantonese (native), English, Japanese, French, German and a little bit Korean. So far I’ve been to Konstanz, Miland, and Strassburg, a little town in France <- sorry but I fogot the spelling.., Zurich, Korea, some parts in China and Japan. I wanna visit USA, India, and South Pole in the near future.

I also love music , TV dramma and playing Mahjong with my friends.

Cheers!!

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Newbie over here waves
My name is Melissa
I’m 23 and single (and not lookin=P)

I just finished my undergrad in Psychology and sociology, hoping to get my teaching degree in a year or 2. I want to travel before I get started on my career.

I haven’t really travelled much…been to the Philippines twice. I plan on travelling to Europe this summer! Dont’ know where to start though. So, I will probably be posting q’s soon…

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Alright, the fun with reading about yourselves is over, muahaha!
Heh, anyhow, just wanted to throw this following fragment in re. to janeabe’s post right above mine: You’re the not the only one!

So, hmm.. what about me? Well, my name’s Jeffrey, Chinese-Canadian, and I was born here in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Half Shanghainese, half Taiwanese, whatever. The complexities of my background sprout beyond belief so it is not worth my time to discuss such a matter on a Eurotrip forum.

Alright, Jeffrey in a nutshell (At least I’ll try Smile ):

I’m 18, and my girlfriend’s from Germany and when I go and finally see her this coming May! Gee, I can’t wait!!! She has never been to America before and I have never been to Europe before (mind you I am a frequent flyer and I have traveled extensively all over Canada and USA, made dozens of trips to China, couple of times to Taiwan, and once to Mexico, although I can barely remember that very trip). So how did we meet you might ask? Well, we met each other this past summer in China for this huge music festival in held in Beijing — our high school band was chosen to represent Canada whilst her school band was amongst one of 3. What a once-in-a-lifetime experience it sure was!

Hm, I speak English, Mandarin, French, German, and less than working knowledge of some few other languages. As for Chinese dialects, there are countless which I am able to understand.

I am a first-year Performance in Music Major as a violist in the School of Music at the University of British Columbia as I was a bit too late to send in my application for the Curtis Institute of Music and Julliard School of Music =(

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My name is no concern of yours

Age is all relative (gravitational fields)

I have a job that pays for travel, the rest is none of your business!

I hate poncy backpackers that keep journals, photo anything that moves and don’t drink (and the ones that carry bongos, guitars, wear love beads etc etc)

Bottom line is you’ve never been anywhere unless you get rat arsed with the locals!

Beer, not democracy is going to make the world a better place.

Travel isn’t a competition and you’re only as good as your next trip!

Top travel tip: every backpacker should carry a hip flask.

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Can relate to the beer philosophy!!

I’m from Copenhagen, Denmark – Go there if you like good beer!
Been through europe quite a few times on trains…..beers tend to taste better on trains through mountain regions. Even been to that strange country called USA, but the weird laws there dont seem to be made for travellers…oh well

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This thread has carried on more than I ever thought it would. It’s really interesting to me to read about you all, amazing what a diverse group we all are.

A big welcome to all the newbies on the board, and a wave back at Melissa, with her 1st post here.

I can’t wait, leave for Amsterdam for the first time (which is odd considering the amounts of times I’ve transited AMS-Schipol,) in less than 1 wk, so I’m pretty pumped, even if it’s a long weekend trip. Somehow I notice I always read EuroTrip even more before a trip, sort of gets me in the travelling spirit I suppose.

Anyhow, peace

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Greetings! My name is Michelle, 24 from Sydney Australia.
Just finished my degree in History and Human Resource Management (strange combo i know). I love travelling. It’s an accepted excuse to escape realitySmile

I started international travel at a young age, mainly visiting relatives in the Philippines and California USA, but my first real backpacking adventures started in January 2004 when I went to Singapore, Thailand, China and Hong Kong.

Off to Japan and Europe in less than 3 weeks and counting!!- my first time to the European continentSmile Visiting friends in the UK, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

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Hi there guys,
My name is Radu and I live in Romania, spending my time between the Carpathian Mountains and Bucharest. It happened that I visited France many times last three years (spent some time in Lyon, Paris, Vichy, Nantes), so I can say I know it a little.
I am involved in a project promoting unconventional tourism in Romania and I am maintaining the web site of[url=‘http://www.outdoorholiday.com’ title=‘Hiking Holidays in Romania’]Outdoor Holidays[/url]. I am practicing all kind of mountain connected sports, from mountain biking to paragliding and canyoning.
For the few of you that might happen to know romanian, I have posted ‘a few’ of my mountain tours into my personal web-site [url=‘http://munte.20m.com’ title=‘Hiking tours in Romanian Mountains and French Alps’]Muntii Romaniei – Romanian Mountains[/url]. Don’t kill me for the design of this site, I was almost a child when I started it back in ’97. I drive an old french car (they don’t sell it anymore Smile- guess what car is it ) that I like a lot (even I have had some problems after a canyoning tour last year).

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Well…

I’m 23, i live in new orleans, i work in a five star restaurant, i have a degree in history which i am determined never to use professionally, my two main artforms are photography and collage, i tend to drive around north america wearing an afro wig, i compulsively look up airfares, and i am a slave to the martini.

I also often find myself in dangerous situations for some reason, but it’s ok cuz i like chocolate. Milka is the best!

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So true about compulsivly looking up airfares!!!

So you work at a 5* restaurant in NoLA huh? I’ve eaten at my fare share of them, was in town with some people who love places like that. Which one are you at???

-A

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i think i want to marry kurlypunk

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Now me. Despite my young age compared to most of you oldies (i am only 17), i feel that i have done my fair share of travelling in Europe. Born in Birmingham, UK, to a polish family that country was my first visit way back when i was still little. I think i caught some sort of travelling bug, because since then i have travelled through Germany, France, Italy(twice, amazing food), and Poland(a few times). Now for July 2005, a friend and i are planning to try and see Paris and Krakow, while still managing to do the usual of getting lost on some random detours, despite only having 2 weeks spare(because i am going Ireland for a bit straight after). Nice to see so many others also enjoy this sort of thing.

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Radu, do you drive a old Renault which we call the Ugly Ducking, cause if you are, that is a neat car, always wanted to buy one, but it would cost to bring out to NZ, and then (should i say it) parts when it breaks down

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The name is Tom (funny that)
Live in Cambridge, UK and am 25 (26 very very soon).
Married

Did the backpacking thing on the continent once, couldn’t stand all the pretentious wankers in hostels claiming to be writers and poets thinking they were so adventerous.
Also jhate the real budget travellers who would eat jam sandwiches in the hostel and go to sleep at 9pm. What fun is that?

Now me and the missus holiday a fair bit (3 or 4 hols a year) a much prefer being around humans rather than hostel rats.

I work for the local authority and design web pages as a sideline.

Love to drink and that’s why I love the Czech Republic and Ireland.

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God I can’t believe you’re married now!! Congrats on being a newlywed!

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I’m 27 & single, but my g/f lives with me, so not wholly single I guess.

I live in San Francisco, lived in the Bay Area for over 10 years, lived in LA for 8, and Washington for 2. I just moved into SF about 7 months ago.

I’m an Information/Security Analyst for one of the US’s major banking institutions.

I’ve been to Europe once when I was 15 on a two week family tour with my parents. I’ve been to Canada more times than I can count (though only BC), and Tijuana twice (which may be more than enough). I’m a massive newbie, but I like this site and will probably stick around for a while.

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Oh, i work at Antoine’s… an old french/creole place in the french quarter. But i’m quitting as soon as jana and i get married. Haha.

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Crazypole, you sure are crazy; You haven’t even touched Vancouver, Canada yet!

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Hey guys!
My name’s Stephanie, 20 years old, single.
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Just got accepted to study in The Netherlands 05/06 so fun times!!!

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Hi,

I’m Erica. I’m 22, soon to be 23, and am an American living in Spain. I’m married technically, but very much single (read on).

I’m a college student, majoring in Ethnic Studies, and in my last year of university. My plan was to go to law school and practice immigration law for a non profit firm. I volunteered with a refugee rights organization, and had a negative experience, while taking an Education class at my university. I decided to change my career goal to becoming a bilingual ed. teacher, and be fluent in spanish. I decided to take a 5th year of college and come to spain, to immerse myself in a spanish speaking country, in hopes of learning the most I can, to be the best teacher I can.

My best friend is male, and decided he wanted to live abroad for a year as well, so we got hitched, so he can get a "dependent’s visa" of someone studying abroad. But since we are just friends, i’m still single and ready to mingle. Wink

I lived in Guanajuato, MX for one month a couple summer’s ago, and travelled europe for a month summer 2003 (when i found this site). I’ve been in barcelona since august, and have spent time in belgium, and my mom and sister came to visit me here and we rented a car and drove all over spain, so ive seen much of this beautiful country as well. I’m going to germany in 6 days! For the first time, and am thrilled. Hopefully, before I return to the states, I’ll visit Portugal, Morroco, and Sweden as well. crosses fingers

My plans for after this school year are over are to return to the U.S. get my degree in TESOL or TEFL, and try and survive in the bay area without selling my soul to the man. I am going to try this, see how it pans out, and if not, I’ll be back to barcelona in a flash.

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quote:My plans for after this school year are over are to return to the U.S. get my degree in TESOL or TEFL, and try and survive in the bay area without selling my soul to the man. I am going to try this, see how it pans out, and if not, I’ll be back to barcelona in a flash.

You don’t have to sell your soul to live in SF, just everything else so you can afford the rent. Wink

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When I first logged on to Eurotrip years ago, I was a 23-year-old whose European travel experience consisted of Little Italy and Epcot Center. Now, six years later, I’m 29, have lived in Belgium and Vietnam, have visited 25 countries, and am married to someone who understands and humours my love of travel.

To those going abroad for the first time, just relax and have the time of your lives. For those making return trips, thanks for your advice and support.

Cheers, everybody!

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Hi, I’m Nancy from The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. I’m planning a trip to Switzerland to visit my brother. I’m taking my teen daughter me. I am excited to find a web site like this because I really didn’t know where to start and now at least I have a list of things to do. Thank you, Thank you. Keep it coming.
As a young adult and single I always wanted to travel to Europe. I came close one time to going w/ a friend to France to pick grapes and then on to Greece to dance in the sun. But I chose to go to Colorado to teach handicap sking and open a cookie store "One Smart Cookie". My friend often wrote to me and said I would have loved it. Now I have a opportunity to go and share it w/ my daughter.

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Oh for Fucks sake!!

Tommo is married ???

Twin barrels must have been firmly pressed against the temples!

Well, he might not be eating jam sandwiches yet but he’ll be going to bed at 9pm form now on.

Boring old fart!

He ony likes Ireland coz it’s full of old crusties & he fits in and Czech Rep coz his walking stick doesn’t look out of place in Prague!!

How come none of the pubsters got an invite ?? I do own an Elvis jumpsuit you know!

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PLEASE PLEASE WATCH YOUR LANUAGE. THERE ARE YOUNG CHILDREN ON THIS SITE. Thank-you

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Watch your fuckin’ language while you are at it!

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LOL! Yeah, you go girls!

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LOOSERS

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quote:
Oh for Fucks sake!!

Tommo is married ???

Twin barrels must have been firmly pressed against the temples!

of the bride?

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Radu, do you drive a old Renault which we call the Ugly Ducking, cause if you are, that is a neat car, always wanted to buy one, but it would cost to bring out to NZ, and then (should i say it) parts when it breaks down

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No, I’m not driving an old Renault, pretty old, french, but…not renault Smile
There is at least one member on this forum that knows my car, but he’s not taking advantage on this yet Wink Could try more Smile

all best,
Radu

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Obviously I’m in the wrong place. Some things are just better left alone.

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hi, I am 40 year old, married, asian woman living in the San francisco. I have always love travel. After I graduated and work for a couple of years, I started vacationing in the US first. Visited most of the states. Then I ventured out to Canada, Mexico… then Europe. Europe took me by the wings, with so many beautiful sights, history, couture…My first trip was in 2000, then again 2002, then just recently 2004 to Eastern Europe…I have been to most of the cities in Western Europe… I haven’t been to Monaco, Egypt yet…I want to go there on my next trip… Travel enhance my life… I would said go when you can do it..

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POST #100! OH YEAH BABY, I ROCK!