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Posted on Sat, Sep 23, 2006 16:43

What? LoneRanger was in one of those windows looking out? Dang. If I had known I would have taken the time and brought him more red lights. I bet he was in his commandos, standing next to Silver and Tonto and doing things with his feather. Only the LR would go to Amsterdam to do this where anyone walking by would be able to see.

Well, come to think of it, I probably still would not have gone downtown to see your display LR. The country side and people of that area where my favorite parts of the journey. What I found interesting about that part of Europe was that the people were comfortable sharing tables. Often, we would sit down to eat and others would hear us talking English and ask if they could join us at the table.

We had a guide who took us around, and that was good as some of the people we met did not speak English very well. But then we were out with the people who lived in the country sides.



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Posted on Fri, Sep 22, 2006 10:56

I was in Amsterdam and the Holland areas this March. Just as the tulips were starting to color. I spent a week touring the countrysides looking at horses. So many of those giant modern windmills there, and of course the older wooden ones. They New ones seemed like aliens standing in a row...My favorite part of that area was how the couples walk arm and arm everywhere. It was so touching to see the caring. The people where I was were very friendly. And of course it was fun seeing all the bicycles so many people used for transportation. I would like to return there some day when the tulips are in full bloom.

At one point we needed to get across a small canel. We drove an hour to get around it and than learned that there was a little ferry that we could have crossed over on and walked the distance to the stable we were going to.


I did not have an opportunity to go down into Amsterdam downtown area. But have heard about it...

What happens in Amsterdam stays in Amsterdam.



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Posted on Wed, Sep 21, 2005 15:35


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Scorpio! How did I miss your post before?? LMAO - that's hilarious! You know what - we should meet up in Amsterdam you and me - we would have a fabulous time!
I was once with a few friends and one of them decided to buy a joint so we went to the Bulldog Cafe on the Leidseplein (remember that??) where they specialise in different types of marijuana/hash - whatever you call it (I'm not a connaisseur there...) and this left-over hippy from the 60s, complete with long hair, scraggly beard, earring, necklace etc.. all the works - rolled up a joint for this friend and we passed it around - we got a bit high but mostly I just got a blinking headache!! Didn't enjoy it at all. Not my cuppa tea I guess!
On other occasions, merely walking through the Leidseplein square where the Bulldog cafe is, you can get high just from inhaling the smoke from all the joints around the area! It stinks! LOL
Some guy stopped me once on the street and asked me I wanted to buy crack or something. Happens all the time.
But the red light district - LOL - it's hilarious. Definitely a must-see!! All these women sitting in the windows selling their "wares"! And the red lights hanging on the little bridges ... LOL



hey, wait for me too, I have not been to Amsterdam..would love to go there for a weekend ! I think the UK-EU travelogue is in place..girls just pick a date!!!



Sure Bonnie! We'll let you know when we plan a trip there! The more the merrier!



Me too! Me too! Next Summer??? I can probably go then!



OMG! Can you imagine what sort of weekend THAT would be????? Sharp..how could we go there without YOU!!! We all have the same sense of humour ...it will be a WICKED weekend!! We'll be the female version of the Musketteers....Mouseketteers!I still want to taste some space-cake tho!

  


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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 16:19


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Scorpio! How did I miss your post before?? LMAO - that's hilarious! You know what - we should meet up in Amsterdam you and me - we would have a fabulous time!
I was once with a few friends and one of them decided to buy a joint so we went to the Bulldog Cafe on the Leidseplein (remember that??) where they specialise in different types of marijuana/hash - whatever you call it (I'm not a connaisseur there...) and this left-over hippy from the 60s, complete with long hair, scraggly beard, earring, necklace etc.. all the works - rolled up a joint for this friend and we passed it around - we got a bit high but mostly I just got a blinking headache!! Didn't enjoy it at all. Not my cuppa tea I guess!
On other occasions, merely walking through the Leidseplein square where the Bulldog cafe is, you can get high just from inhaling the smoke from all the joints around the area! It stinks! LOL
Some guy stopped me once on the street and asked me I wanted to buy crack or something. Happens all the time.
But the red light district - LOL - it's hilarious. Definitely a must-see!! All these women sitting in the windows selling their "wares"! And the red lights hanging on the little bridges ... LOL



hey, wait for me too, I have not been to Amsterdam..would love to go there for a weekend ! I think the UK-EU travelogue is in place..girls just pick a date!!!



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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 03:29

OK. The around the world sailing adventure looks like it is getting off to a good start. So far we have a guide, the nucleous of what would surely be a fine and lovely crew and most importantly a red wig. lol. Minnie, I will let you borrow the wig that Toonces gave me. lol. Now all we need is a boat and some some actual sailors. Maybe we should see if we survive the Princess Cruise before making actual departure plans. Sailing around the world is a nice dream to have though.



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Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2005 22:35


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Care to be our tour guide in the South Pacific Bonnie? :-)


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Anytime Sharp..in fact after the tsunami ..SE Asia has become really cheap and it is a great place for the most amazing array of food as well..service is top-notch and that is what makes a great holiday!..I go back every year in the summer..so just plan ahead! They also have some fab spas with the most exclusive massages, beauty treatments that are unheard of in the WEst..lol



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Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2005 12:13


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Tough decision...we'd love to have you...the Caribbean is beautiful. Check out Princess Cruises Itinerary #3640 ... the are lots of shore excursions...I'd scuba in a least 2 locations...Cayman definitely. The more the merrier!



I did check out the Princess Cruises site but I couldnt find #3640...infact none had #s attached!! Maybe I was on the wrong site lol....I will try to have another look tonight! Could you email me the address Sharpie lol...that may be easier

  


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Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2005 11:13

Minnie I went to Amsterdam too lol...it was my first trip as a single person after my split with my ex!! At that time I was he*ll bent on trying as many first experiences as possible and I soooo wanted to try a piece of space cake!! But my friends said nooo waaaaay were they gonna walk around with me as high as a kite!!! lol
I dragged them into se*x shops and then embarrassed them by asking none stop questions and asking what each weird looking thing was used for! Then we went window shopping and saw the ladies of the night behind glass advertising their wares...they dragged me off when I saw an empty window..I only wanted to stand in there and have my pic taken nothing else!!!!!! geez!! We then did the christmas shopping we went there to do!! It was an amazing place and everyone was soooo friendly..I had the time of my life! BTW we did visit some of the nicer places too!

  


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Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2005 10:47

Sharp...I dont know who Valerie Voss is either!! lol

Bill thats one helluva venture your planning!! Ive talked with an American guy for over 2 yrs now who has a 90 ft ketch, he started his sail around the world last November! He set off from Belize where his boat was moored and is now in Rarotonga after spending 9 mths of the time in French Polynesia visting all the beautiful atolls/islands! He opened my eyes...I thought you just pointed the boat in the direction in which you wanted to go lol



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Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2005 09:15

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Wow!!! What a woman. lmao. Valerie Voss didn't say anything about that. I think I would rather travel with Valerie. There is a big grin on my face right now.



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Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2005 07:06

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Not exactly the trip I had in mind. LMAO



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Posted on Wed, Sep 14, 2005 22:35

I love warm waters and sailed and windsurfed in my early 20s till I moved to London..sailing round the world or taking a river boathouse all down the River Thames for a few weeks is idyllic...my best memories was sailing in an 80 footer schooner up the W. Malaysian islands of RAwa, Tioman (which was the location for 'South Pacific')..where waters are clearer and sealife much more brilliant than Hawaii anytime..sometimes we go out with the Malay fishermen and they would dive deep to gather scallops and we would eat them off the shell fresh..and we could also stay at the fishermen's village and sleep under coconut trees on the finest sandy beaches in the night looking up to the starry heavens..the most romantic spots for love birds..
There are some magnificent islands in SE ASia which are delightful and unspoilt...



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Posted on Wed, Sep 14, 2005 21:35

Sailing around the world. Anyone interested in that? I am no sailor but, I have still thought about it. Actually sailing has not changed that much in 5,000 years. The important thing to remember is you cannot sail more than 45 degrees into the wind. I have been around the water and boats my whole life. A couple of navigation courses and the right sail boat and I would be ready to go. Anyone remember Valerie Voss? She was a hot red head that did the weather on CNN for a number of years. She and her husband quit their jobs, bought a boat and sailed around the world. They had a web site called Satori Dispatches that I used to monitor from time to time. They seemed to be having a blast and they also seemed to be very much in love with each other. I have to admit I envied them.



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Posted on Wed, Sep 14, 2005 20:46

This is turning into a very nice thread. Some well traveled people are now posting here. I love to travel and meet new people. For me the forum is about having fun, meeting some interesting people and relaxing. I am not into the drama that appears on some of the other boards. Let's try to keep this thread alive. It could turn out to be very good.



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Posted on Wed, Sep 14, 2005 17:10

omg Minnie you HAVE travelled!!

Ive had some of the same experiences as you lol...our local beach in S Africa was white and also had millions of tiny crabs...my big dog use to eat them and has a few scars around his mouth where they clung on for dear life lol

I also spent two days in Paris...absolutely loved it!! My brother worked in France so got him to be my tour guide...but my list of sights to see was too long so we actually spent alot of time jumping in taxi's running round everywhere lol but it was great fun especially the Eiffel Tower! We stayed in rooms above a sort of coffee bar that became a bar at night, they invited us inside and put the shutters down to drink after hours...then brought us all sorts of French dishes out to try! I didn't like some of the things they brought us so I was hiding it in my bag so as not to offend by sending back plates of food untouched but a bar man was watching me and must have thought we were poor and hungry storing food up for later...so out came twice as many plates piled higher than before!! Boy did I feel ill!!... the next morning we travelled to Euro Disney and I was feeling really sick in the car as there was a really sickly smell then I remembered the pickled fish and sausagey things etc in my bag yuk!!!

  


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Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2005 18:03

wow Sharp thats what I call an experience lol

Places Ive been to are Corfu, Majorca, France, S Africa, Cyprus, mainland Spain, Greece, Turkey and Tunisia. My favourite being S Africa

Places I'd like to see are Canada, Caribbean, America, India & Hong Kong/China.

One place I never thought I would EVER want to go to was Alaska but after seeing Bills pics its definately one place I would love to see now! : )

Im kinda torn as to my next holiday as its between the cruise with the MM lot because I have never been on a cruise and I think it will definately lead to fun and laughter coz ur all nuts!!!

OR

to Goa with friends but could possibly lead to a future relationship with one paticular friend!!

Decisions decisions!!

  


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Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2005 08:33


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Where have your travels taken you? It can be a memorable trip to somewhere near your hometown or the next State or several States away.. or it can be some far-reaching place at the end of the earth - or so it seems! It can be the familiar or the exotic but will have always left an imprint on your heart and in your mind!

Where do you dream of going? What wonderful places on this Earth do you still want to visit?

Some time ago I bought a book called: 1000 places to see before you Die

I better get started then!! I would love to go to:
Alaska (esp after Bill's trip!)
New Zealand and Australia
Africa, S. America, Canada, Japan, Cuba, India, Caribbean, Norway, Russia, China, Tibet.... would like to re-visit the Seychelles and the Maldives and of course the good ol' USA - so many places in the US I have yet to see!
Would love to go on the Orient-Express and the Trans-Siberian Express. Would love to sail from France to New York on a luxury oceanliner.
I WILL see all these places and do all these things - I know I will!



I am quite sure you will get there Minnie. Already I am trying to start figuring out where to go next Summer. I travel during the year but, but mostly short trips; 2 or 3 weeks at a time. I always get out of Tucson for at least a couple of months during the Summer, but that trip is limited to the Norhern Hemisphere. I definitely want to spend more time in Canada. It's a beautiful country with warm friendly people. I also would like to go to Australia, New Zealand and maybe Antarctica. I like Central America a lot too. I have been to Thailand, India, Hong Kong, Africa and yes even Luxembourg along with Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt and Israel. There is so much to see in the world that it would be very difficult to see everything in one lifetime. It's back to the drawing board regarding my next extended trip. I am looking forward to the cruise. I hope everyone shows up for that. Allow me to recommend a good travel site to browse. Oattravel. Put in the neccesary w's, periods and coms...Bill



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