Holiday travel - EU and the rest of the globe Group Forum

Holiday travel EU and the rest of the globe Group I will be in the EU later this year, and it made me think of how great it would be to share travel ideas and suggestions. These could included places to visit, internet travel sites with cheap fares, discounted 3+ accommodation, places of interest that are not the usual tourist haunts, cultural differences, and so on. So, essentially, this group welcomes all who are interested in traveling wit... read more

Hi everyone! (27)

venere08
Welcome, all you dear travelers and lovers of the EU!

Some of you I will already know, but I look forward to many new people over time.

I have returned to Europe many times, and will be there again at the end of summer. One trip I must do is visit the 'Cinque Terre', so I would love to hear from anyone who has been there, to share some stories with us.

Please drop in, and join in!wave

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venere08
By the way,

The photo posted is of a street in the village in Italy where I was born. It's in the Campania region, and about a 2 hour drive south of Naples.

Beats any logo!cheering
Sommerauer71
In response to: Welcome, all you dear travelers and lovers of the EU!

Some of you I will already know, but I look forward to many new people over time.

I have returned to Europe many times, and will be there again at the end of summer. One trip I must do is visit the 'Cinque Terre', so I would love to hear from anyone who has been there, to share some stories with us.

Please drop in, and join in!


Right I am in.
bodleing
venere08: Welcome, all you dear travelers and lovers of the EU!

Some of you I will already know, but I look forward to many new people over time.

I have returned to Europe many times, and will be there again at the end of summer. One trip I must do is visit the 'Cinque Terre', so I would love to hear from anyone who has been there, to share some stories with us.

Please drop in, and join in!


Never been to the area you have mentioned, in fact
I have never visited the western Italian coast.
I've just had a look and it seems like a beautiful
location.thumbs up
venere08
Sommerauer71: Right I am in.


Hey, Sommer,

Great to see you 'in'!

You are one person that seems to have had a fair share of travel within the EU. Have long is it since you moved to Austria by the way?

Fil
venere08
bodleing: Never been to the area you have mentioned, in fact
I have never visited the western Italian coast.
I've just had a look and it seems like a beautiful
location.


Hi Boedeling,

Yes, I only found out about the Cinque Terre about a year ago, from someone I met who had been there. I straightaway googled, and yes, it's been on my mind to visit since.

Do you have much of a chance to travel around either locally, or elsewhere in the EU.

I'm also curious to find out how travel has changed your lives since the EU came into being. Travel is easier, less or more expensive?

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rodolpho
Goodmorning,it would be nice to know of good and affordable hotels and places to go out.I also love to see cultural and architecture and good museums.
happy travels to all.
Maybe we shoulds start specific threads for specific travel plans so it wont get a mess.wave
venere08
rodolpho: Goodmorning,it would be nice to know of good and affordable hotels and places to go out.I also love to see cultural and architecture and good museums.
happy travels to all.
Maybe we shoulds start specific threads for specific travel plans so it wont get a mess.


Good idea Rodolpho,

I'm still trying to get a hang of this. I now realise maybe it should just be a 'Travel' group, with different threads running from it.dunno

Any travel plans on your agenda coming up?

cheers
bodleing
venere08: Hi Boedeling,

Yes, I only found out about the Cinque Terre about a year ago, from someone I met who had been there. I straightaway googled, and yes, it's been on my mind to visit since.

Do you have much of a chance to travel around either locally, or elsewhere in the EU.

I'm also curious to find out how travel has changed your lives since the EU came into being. Travel is easier, less or more expensive?


Not much chance of late. My recent trip to San Francisco
and Mexico left me in plaster and on crutches for nearly
three months. On the mend now though and planning a trip
to Ibiza soon.
As far as being in the EU, cant say I've noticed any
difference. The exchange rate against the euro has meant
any trips in the euro zone are far more expensive.
Lots of places to visit and re visit in the UK though.thumbs up
venere08
bodleing: Not much chance of late. My recent trip to San Francisco
and Mexico left me in plaster and on crutches for nearly
three months. On the mend now though and planning a trip
to Ibiza soon.
As far as being in the EU, cant say I've noticed any
difference. The exchange rate against the euro has meant
any trips in the euro zone are far more expensive.
Lots of places to visit and re visit in the UK though.


Sorry to hear of you having an incident leaving you in plaster. Some trip! Glad you're on the mend, most important.

Of-course, I keep forgetting the the UK is not part of the EU. That must make things a bit more difficult, with the exchange rate as you say. Any plans on the horizon of the British govt changing that situation any time soon? If not, what is the main reason? Is there one?
rusty_knight
venere08: Sorry to hear of you having an incident leaving you in plaster. Some trip! Glad you're on the mend, most important.

Of-course, I keep forgetting the the UK is not part of the EU. That must make things a bit more difficult, with the exchange rate as you say. Any plans on the horizon of the British govt changing that situation any time soon? If not, what is the main reason? Is there one?


Sorry - the UK is part of the EU, just not part of the 'eurozone' within the EU........ there are even countries not even in the EU that use the euro as their official currency which makes it even more confusing!

I reckon that the majority of members of Parliament would be in favour of adopting the euro, but they rather like getting elected and as they haven't bothered with educating the great ifnorant mass of the British public about any facts and even gained votes by often pretending to be shocked by 'Brussels' it is less likely to happen in the near future but is probably ineveitable within a two to five year timeframe.

We join most of the EU thingies a few years after most other members - and are normally dragged screaming and kicking into these sorts of decisons once they are nolonger 'novel'.

We, of course, are at the very centre of EU politics, leading from behind like the backside of a braying pantomine horse!

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venere08
Thanks for clarifying all that, rusty.

Yes, it must get quite confusing. I certainly was.

You've just brought home that I have so much to catch up on. I am now an Italian citizen, and I'm supposed to know enough about EU issues, and Italian politics in particular. Jeepers, if an Italian election were called tomorrow (not likely with Berlusconi at the helm), I'd be screwed as to who's who!

Better start buying 'Il Globo'!laugh
laffingone
Well here I am joining in. I am actually heading to Germany on Tues and this will be my first time to Europe. Anyone have any tips? Will be starting in Hamburg and travelling south east. I have a couple of free days. What should I see? (I won't be going to Berlin this time round)



In response to: Welcome, all you dear travelers and lovers of the EU!

Some of you I will already know, but I look forward to many new people over time.

I have returned to Europe many times, and will be there again at the end of summer. One trip I must do is visit the 'Cinque Terre', so I would love to hear from anyone who has been there, to share some stories with us.

Please drop in, and join in!
venere08
Hi laffingone!

Wow, for how long are you to going to Germany? I was there such a long time ago. Loved it. Went to Stuttgart and Hamburg, as I was traveling with my father-his gift to me after completing my undergrad studies. What impresses me about the Germans is finding out they rebuilt the buildings that crumbled under the WW11 bombings, all to the original building plans/designs, castles, the lot. I found that quite moving.

Where's Sommer gone? She should hopefully be able to tell you lots about Germany. Maybe you might consider posting a quick thread on the EU forums, saying 'help needed on the new travel group!', which might get people out of the woodwork!applause
rusty_knight
venere08: Thanks for clarifying all that, rusty.

Yes, it must get quite confusing. I certainly was.

You've just brought home that I have so much to catch up on. I am now an Italian citizen, and I'm supposed to know enough about EU issues, and Italian politics in particular. Jeepers, if an Italian election were called tomorrow (not likely with Berlusconi at the helm), I'd be screwed as to who's who!

Better start buying 'Il Globo'!


Italian politics!

Understand Italian politics?

You must be joking - not even the Italian politicians understand Italian politics!

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venere08
rusty_knight: Italian politics!

Understand Italian politics?

You must be joking - not even the Italian politicians understand Italian politics!


Who can understand Italian politics?... indeed!

Remember Cicciolina?



And where else can the Prime Minister/President own most of the country's media, such as with Berlusconi. What he doesn't own, his son does!doh
nurcnurc
Hello all! I love to travel and Italy is my favorite destination. Have not seen Cinque Terra which I had intended to see when I was there in March '08. The northern coastal region (Liguria) is my favorite area although love the south with Rome, Napoli, Pompeii.

Have fun and hope to read more adventures and advice regarding travel.

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venere08
Hi Vicki,

Lovely to see you here! What was the food like in Liguria? And I can imagine it being a really beautiful spot being on the coast.

Yes, I was born in the Campania region, where Naples and Pompeii are situated. I love it there. Did you know Pink Floyd recorded an album right in the middle of ancient Pompeii. My son showed me parts of the DVD last night. It was kind of eerie, and personally I don't like the idea of such intrusion. Not really sure why, just seems misplaced.

Agree with you. Really looking forward to reading about everyone's travel adventures.

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rusty_knight
venere08: Hi Vicki,

Lovely to see you here! What was the food like in Liguria? And I can imagine it being a really beautiful spot being on the coast.

Yes, I was born in the Campania region, where Naples and Pompeii are situated. I love it there. Did you know Pink Floyd recorded an album right in the middle of ancient Pompeii. My son showed me parts of the DVD last night. It was kind of eerie, and personally I don't like the idea of such intrusion. Not really sure why, just seems misplaced.

Agree with you. Really looking forward to reading about everyone's travel adventures.


If you join my 'The Wine And Travel Society' Group you can get a free glass of wine when spending 100 euros or more on a meal here in Gozo! thumbs up
venere08
rusty_knight: If you join my 'The Wine And Travel Society' Group you can get a free glass of wine when spending 100 euros or more on a meal here in Gozo!


Ah, but I have already joined this most exclusive group. I also went to look for Gozo on the map provided in my Eurail brochure.

Rusty, it wasn't there. and there was a 'dot' for Malta!!!laugh

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venere08
A big, warm welcome to all those who have joined in the last few days. I try to contact everyone as soon as I become aware, so I hope I haven't missed anyone. cheering

And Mono, great to see you again, you were such a familiar face here, when first joined mid last year. You must have some interesting escapades up your sleeve!

wine

Fil
venere08
venere08:
And Mono, great to see you again, Fil


That is supposed to read, 'Mano', for our dear Manolito.

doh
IrishCalypso
rodolpho: Goodmorning,it would be nice to know of good and affordable hotels and places to go out.I also love to see cultural and architecture and good museums.
happy travels to all.
Maybe we shoulds start specific threads for specific travel plans so it wont get a mess.


Better than hotels, go stay with people living there, share the culture and get a guided tour all for free. Check out , my profile is www.couchsurfing/irishcalypso, any questions just ask :-)

Karen
saxifraga
Thank you for putting this link on this site, IrishCalypso! If not, I would never know about this
It looks amazing - and I will read all about it, as I love traveling! I`m just back from Spain and now planning a visit to Dublin late August..cool
ppjo2001
Hi venere08,
I have just landed in this site and I am keen on EU traveling, so would be nice to hear from you.
Cheers
marty00
hey
i just found out such group

and i would like to meet up with people while i travel or even travel together- who knows?

ciao
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