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A Europe A2K Gathering in May 2005

 
 
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 09:54 pm
Thank you dys. That's a bug help - for me, at least. Wink
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 10:02 pm
Okay, I'll probably spend more than two days in London - probably from Friday (Apr 29) or Saturday (Apr 30) thru Monday (May 2). Then off to Amsterdam for three days from May 3 to May 5 (want to visit the Van Gogh museum without fail). On to Walter's for Saturday and Sunday, then off on my trip to southern Italy with a one day stop in Milano. Might do a detour in Austria, and also consider doing a group tour to Dubrovnik and environs before heading home.
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 10:18 pm
As I PM'd to dyslexia a moment ago, one of the two first weeks in May we'll be in some of the Northern European destinations -- some combination of London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, or Amsterdam -- and will be calling the travel agent tomorrow about a Perillo or some such land-based excursion.

Do you have any experience with Perillo Tours, c.i.?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 11:38 pm
My only experience with them is seeing the ad a hundred thousand times. Would be interested re responses..


though I am the opposite of CI and PDid/dies re a tour thing (visualizing my stretcher...)
but, I'm still interested in hearing about them.
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kitchenpete
 
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Reply Fri 3 Dec, 2004 06:27 am
Just for your information, May 2 (Monday) is a Bank Holiday in the UK, so (a) some attractions may be closed and (b) transport schedules may be different - they usually run a "Sunday" service.

KP
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 3 Dec, 2004 08:46 am
Picked up Walter at the airport this morning early for our Manchester mini-meet. He's browsing round the city today, and we're off to the pub this evening to meet some local worthies.

Cheers!

McT
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 3 Dec, 2004 08:52 am
Only two nights in London, Dys? I was thinking there'd be a week of partying. <sigh>
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 3 Dec, 2004 08:52 am
and cheers right back at ya.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 3 Dec, 2004 11:37 am
PDid, Never did a Perillo tour because of their above average prices for everything, but I have heard excellent reports from people who have used them. I can still remember one of my jaunts to Venice, about a block away from St Mark's square, sitting at an outside restaurant. Some ladies from New York sat at my table, and they were just ending their Perillo tour from southern Italy. They all gave their thumbs up for the tour for the hotels. I was traveling independent, and I also liked my "hotel and tours" on the cheap. Wink
The only time I would recommend using a tour company is when you visit any destination for the very first time to make sure you don't miss out on the important sites. It saves time on transportation, accommodations, and tour guides. Most of my travels to Europe are now independent. I've never visited south of Rome, so I'm considering an organized tour group. Same with Dubrovnik and the western sea shore of the Adriatic Sea.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 02:18 pm
Most certainly (=99%) I would attend the London meeting as well - if it happens about midday, I even could return the very same day :wink:
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 10 Dec, 2004 08:25 pm
Okay, so far we have 7 definites and 5 maybes. How many of you maybes are now definites? Any more from the UK or Germany? I'm planning on being in London on April 30 thru May 2, and I'll be at ye olde Cheshire Cheese on most eves. Anybody else gonna show up?
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 10 Dec, 2004 08:27 pm
This is the map to the pub. I'll be sitt'n in the 'same' room in the back. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=531426&y=181193&z=0&ar=Y
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 10 Dec, 2004 08:43 pm
Cool map....

That sounds good, but whenever I make it to England, I wanna go to that fine Indian Restaurant Gautam picked out before, perhaps even Before hitting the museums and parks...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2004 01:35 am
You can be rather sure (= 97.8%) to see and meet me there again, c.i.!
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2004 07:14 pm
Now with the US dollar worth about 50c to the pound, I'm gonna have to take out a mortgage on the ole castle to make this trip to the UK. ;(
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McTag
 
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Reply Thu 16 Dec, 2004 07:11 am
Hello!
We'll be there, me and FionaB.
Insh'allah.
If I survive Christmas, that is.
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margo
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2004 01:33 pm
cicerone imposter wrote:
Now with the US dollar worth about 50c to the pound, I'm gonna have to take out a mortgage on the ole castle to make this trip to the UK. ;(


ci - Aussies just can't imagine 50c to the pound - that's the stuff of dreams. Oz dollar looks about 38p - so it takes roughly 2.5 south pacific pesos for a pound! Bah, humbug!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2004 01:40 pm
A fortnight ago, it still was 68 cents, the same as all the times before. (I suppose, they do this to help me calculating: 2/3 of something is what I still can do without electronical aid Laughing )
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2004 01:46 pm
I have difficulty calculating 3/3 of something.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2004 01:48 pm
Well, I wanted to say that I can calculate up to 2/3.

Which excludes 3/3, of course.
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