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    Do you suppose it’d be better to depend on the train for the entire trip, or should we maybe take ryanair from Amsterdam to Venice? How long of a train ride would that likely be?

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    You will not want to spend 3 whole days in perpignan or bordeaux. A flight from Amsterdam to Venice would definetly be the best option. On ryanair, you would transfer from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf Weeze airport by bus which costs around 30E and take about an hour, and fly straight to venice treviso airport. A transfer from that airport to Venice by bus costs around 5E.

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    Really? Perpignan is supposed to be one of the best beaches (famous for lack of clothing) in the world, and, doing some reasearch, I thought I read that bordeaux is prime wine country. Might you have some better suggestions for clothing-optional beaches/wine country destinations?

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    I don’t think their are any clothing optional wineries in Bourdeaux. Perpignan is a nice beach area, very popular with the French (it gets crowded especially in August).

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    Woah, I’m sorry I didn’t mean to look like an idiot requesting clothing-optional wineries. I meant good clothing-opt beach town/cities or nice “wine country” cities/towns.

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    My cousin mentioned that five days is a LONG time to spend in Amsterdam, unless I plan on going through about fifty condoms and lots of pot. All joking aside, what does everyone else think? Should I cut it to three or four days and add another couple days to another city or even add a new city to our map?

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    3 days would give you enough time to get a very good taste of Amsterdam. What about adding some time in Munich?

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    Adding Munich is a great idea.

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    You seem to be doing a bit of a whirlwind tour and I think Munich is a great city to give you a taste of Germany. I found it to be very frioendly, gtreat food and the beer gardens are truly unique experience.

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    I’ll definitely take that into account, thanks. The thing is, however, if I don’t add Munich, I can get this four-country Eurail pass that I’m hoping to save $ with. Should I switch to the Global pass? What do you suppose is the best transportation for our trip? Cheapness generally takes precedence over convenience or time-saving.