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A few thoughts on this trip:

LONDON- Cold, wet, cloudy, expensive and the sun sets at like 1030pm and rises at 400 am. Wierd! I have to say I enjoyed the place. The people were Very nice, just as all the travel brochures said.

In order to save money I hit the freebees: Museum of London (mummies, egyptian, Minoen stuff-very cool and free). The Imperial War Museum (Tanks, subs, guns, planes absolutley unbelievable for any war romantic like myself and free)

If you go to London the TOWER OF LONDON is the main attraction. about 32 bucks but worth it. Sit in the rooms where kings farted. I loved it.

Oh yea, I passed the battersea power station (pink floyd animals) and it was huge and awsome. That river thames is dangerous though... dont fall in

Overall, despite the costs, England kicked ass

Next:

AMSTERDAM - What can you say? coffee shop stops every 3 hours, hashish and indica everywhere (not that I did any) Pretty city. Relatively CHEAP all around. Found a great italian place with huge great personal pizzas for 5 euros. Strolling the park was nice, did that a bunch of times. People were either very nice or extremely snotty. take your pick. The bartenders and counter people refused in many places to come to you- one told us that we had to "come to her" if we expected service lol. I went to some windmill city 20 minutes away, ity was gay.

DELFT-This is about an hour or two south of AMS. It is very similar but different. Very cute town to explore I regret spending only 2 hours there on my way to.....

BRUGGE, Belgium - (I have to say, except for ams and delft, Holland is a total POS. Its like driving through Kansas)

If you want the most pristine and beautiful medieval city in the world, Brugge lived up to the hype big time. I spent 4 days there, but I should have only spent 2 or 3 being that it was EXPENSIVE and got to be somewhat boring because there isnt much to do except walk and after a while I found myself at the same places over and over again. Still, everyone should visit once before they die. I climbed the belfry, saw the blood of christ and saw some freak swimming at midnight in the cold and dirty canals. Food was a killer - 25 euros a head for dinner was common. My wife and I had a bad burger and fries each and it was over 18 US. Then, we found another cheaper italian place where we had decent, not great pasta for about the same. The people were a bit snooty, though

FLANDERS FIELDS - getting bored with Brugge, we jumped in the car and strolled the countryside. Found many of the british and canadian cemeteries from ww1. Let me tell you, belgium is a very pretty and SPOTLESS country.....

LILE, FRANCE - As we drove around we found ourselves close to the french border. Being sick of expensive food in Brugge we decided to go to LILE. Somehow, I managed to get into frances 3rd largest city, find the old section, find parking and get out to find the highway back to brugge w/o getting lost. All luck... Anyway, the old sections was very nice. strolled for a few hours and sat down for a delicious steak meal with black sauce. Ironically, the french people were nice and the prices were relatively cheap. France always get a bum rap from americans who have never been out of kansas. Viva la france!

CROATIA - Flew to HR to be with family for 4 weeks. As usual, it didnt dissapoint, but I'm partial of course. Now in eastern europe, our dollar went far. Took a side trip to DUBROVNIK, the jewel of the adriatic. Awsome. We found a little door with a secret corridor in the southern wall of the city, I checked it out and there was the COOLEST cafe/bar ever. It is just outside the wall, set up on the natural rock with the sea underneath us everywhere for miles. There were no guard rails. Grab your drink and find a table....if you fall off the cliff too bad. This was also the most expensive place in all of HR. a large beer and soda cost almost $8 american. Thats expensive for HR. Usually, we had a nice pizza at a seaside cafe with a beer and a glass for wine for $9 or $10

man i cant believe i wrote so much

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I forgot to mention GHENT, about an hour east of BRUGGE. Yet another medieval city ala canals. A little seedier than Brugge, but equally as spectacular. In the city center there is an old castle, straight out of a fairytale. Belgium was real cool, lots of places to see but bring your checkbook because the live well there.

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next summer, if i can get my first teaching job already. Im friggin umemployed

seriously guy,, a big field now is Private Nannies,, male or female, ,wealthy couples are hiring teaching educated people to stay at home with their kids,, they dont expect to have you do household chores etc, ,write it into contract,,just watch kids, , take them to pool etc.. but they wan tteacher certified people so they think the kids are getting responsible sane commiunication ..

if preschool its a year round gig, ,if kids are in school, its a summer job,,

no weekends,, done at 5,,

i knbow you want a teaching gig,, just giving you a damn nice alternative,, go to a where the profs live in your town, or where Dr. and Lawyers live, ,they are the main hiring demographic..

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seriously guy,, a big field now is Private Nannies,, male or female, ,wealthy couples are hiring teaching educated people to stay at home with their kids,, they dont expect to have you do household chores etc, ,write it into contract,,just watch kids, , take them to pool etc.. but they wan tteacher certified people so they think the kids are getting responsible sane commiunication ..

if preschool its a year round gig, ,if kids are in school, its a summer job,,

no weekends,, done at 5,,

i knbow you want a teaching gig,, just giving you a damn nice alternative,, go to a where the prof slive in your town, or where Dr. and Lawyers live, ,they are the main hiring demographic..

i dont think too many parents would want to hire a 38 year old, long haired freak to take little petey and nicole to mt. splashmore for the day. Thanks for the advice though. at least in public schools there is a shortage and they have no choice lol

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i dont think too many parents would want to hire a 38 year old, long haired freak to take little petey and nicole to mt. splashmore for the day. Thanks for the advice though. at least in public schools there is a shortage and they have no choice lol

haha,, i hear ya,, but , I had to cut my belt length hair once,,needs of the family,,haha

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I knew all the kansas references would get alks albino skin pink......

I'm just trying to remember the last time I had anything bad to say about the french. Now those damn croatians on the other hand...

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Hey DK what'd you think of Roger Waters' showing at the Live Earth show?

is that the thing that was on TV while i was gone? missed it but i saw waters at the tampa amphitheater just before i left and it was a very good show. i digged the screens

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ok man my box is empty. that fagggot thor keeps sending me bisexual links its frustrating really it is

He should have read your preferences and realized you weren't into the bi stuff. He will fix it, I assure you the porn he sends you next time will have no women in it at all.

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Thread title changed-you owe me one.

thanks dude, appreciated.

i would panzer, but they don't work in my office, i'm in the bank branch and the insurance company has customers walking behind me to get to their little branch. chumps they are.

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Now, I could suggest you close the JN window and do some work.......

but I won't. :mrgreen:

Don't be foolish :).

I have some random papers sitting to my left so it looks like i'm busy. it looks like i'm damn busy since i put a scowl on my face when the employees wander past. haha

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Don't be foolish :).

I have some random papers sitting to my left so it looks like i'm busy. it looks like i'm damn busy since i put a scowl on my face when the employees wander past. haha

those of us who are experienced in these matters refer to them as 'props'..

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A few thoughts on this trip:

LONDON- Cold, wet, cloudy, expensive and the sun sets at like 1030pm and rises at 400 am. Wierd! I have to say I enjoyed the place. The people were Very nice, just as all the travel brochures said.

In order to save money I hit the freebees: Museum of London (mummies, egyptian, Minoen stuff-very cool and free). The Imperial War Museum (Tanks, subs, guns, planes absolutley unbelievable for any war romantic like myself and free)

If you go to London the TOWER OF LONDON is the main attraction. about 32 bucks but worth it. Sit in the rooms where kings farted. I loved it.

Oh yea, I passed the battersea power station (pink floyd animals) and it was huge and awsome. That river thames is dangerous though... dont fall in

Overall, despite the costs, England kicked ass

Next:

AMSTERDAM - What can you say? coffee shop stops every 3 hours, hashish and indica everywhere (not that I did any) Pretty city. Relatively CHEAP all around. Found a great italian place with huge great personal pizzas for 5 euros. Strolling the park was nice, did that a bunch of times. People were either very nice or extremely snotty. take your pick. The bartenders and counter people refused in many places to come to you- one told us that we had to "come to her" if we expected service lol. I went to some windmill city 20 minutes away, ity was gay.

DELFT-This is about an hour or two south of AMS. It is very similar but different. Very cute town to explore I regret spending only 2 hours there on my way to.....

BRUGGE, Belgium - (I have to say, except for ams and delft, Holland is a total POS. Its like driving through Kansas)

If you want the most pristine and beautiful medieval city in the world, Brugge lived up to the hype big time. I spent 4 days there, but I should have only spent 2 or 3 being that it was EXPENSIVE and got to be somewhat boring because there isnt much to do except walk and after a while I found myself at the same places over and over again. Still, everyone should visit once before they die. I climbed the belfry, saw the blood of christ and saw some freak swimming at midnight in the cold and dirty canals. Food was a killer - 25 euros a head for dinner was common. My wife and I had a bad burger and fries each and it was over 18 US. Then, we found another cheaper italian place where we had decent, not great pasta for about the same. The people were a bit snooty, though

FLANDERS FIELDS - getting bored with Brugge, we jumped in the car and strolled the countryside. Found many of the british and canadian cemeteries from ww1. Let me tell you, belgium is a very pretty and SPOTLESS country.....

LILE, FRANCE - As we drove around we found ourselves close to the french border. Being sick of expensive food in Brugge we decided to go to LILE. Somehow, I managed to get into frances 3rd largest city, find the old section, find parking and get out to find the highway back to brugge w/o getting lost. All luck... Anyway, the old sections was very nice. strolled for a few hours and sat down for a delicious steak meal with black sauce. Ironically, the french people were nice and the prices were relatively cheap. France always get a bum rap from americans who have never been out of kansas. Viva la france!

CROATIA - Flew to HR to be with family for 4 weeks. As usual, it didnt dissapoint, but I'm partial of course. Now in eastern europe, our dollar went far. Took a side trip to DUBROVNIK, the jewel of the adriatic. Awsome. We found a little door with a secret corridor in the southern wall of the city, I checked it out and there was the COOLEST cafe/bar ever. It is just outside the wall, set up on the natural rock with the sea underneath us everywhere for miles. There were no guard rails. Grab your drink and find a table....if you fall off the cliff too bad. This was also the most expensive place in all of HR. a large beer and soda cost almost $8 american. Thats expensive for HR. Usually, we had a nice pizza at a seaside cafe with a beer and a glass for wine for $9 or $10

man i cant believe i wrote so much

Amsterdam rocks, and generally the people are great (although I was somewhat reprimanded by a waitress when I tried to give her a tip-they don't do that there apparently).

Americans don't give France a bad name. It's the Parisians that give France a bad name, stay out of Paris and that is a fantastic country.

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