Traveling overseas? Simply curious? Come on in!

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supervioletrays
Traveling overseas? Simply curious? Come on in!

In my time, I've visited Amsterdam, France, Italy, Switzerland, England, Egypt, Greece, Sicily, and Poland... So I've done a little traveling overseas. As I'm sure many on here have... This section is just for general questions you have as to where to take your first overseas adventure? What the people are like? How much money to take? What to see? Buy? Anything at all... Just name a country and your question, and if I've been, I'll answer... If not, I'm sure that someone here on GuG will have and can help you out!

So, what would you like to know about overseas travel?

   

   

supervioletrays
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We have a taker! Woohoo!

Is money a problem? If money is no issue, then Santorini, one of the Greek Islands. It was so beautiful there... Amazing. But, my father and I paid around $25 for two small cans of coke and two scoops of ice creme... And a good dinner would run two people a total of $75. It was also very, very, very walking. If you have bad ankles, knees, legs, heart, lungs...lol...then this place isn't for you. Of course, I rented a 4x4 after day one and was very happy. :D

 

---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

supervioletrays
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 So Rays, have you been anywhere that you wouldn't ever want to go back to?

 

Yes, yes I have... And I think this will surprise many people. Any time I told people I was going to Egypt, they got all excited and acted like it was the greatest place in the world... And I would agree, to an extent. I saw King Tut (yes, his body), as well as his gold mask, tombs, and so many other treasures in the Cairo museum. I saw the Pyramids, both during the day and the laser show at night, taken a boat ride on the Nile River, and experienced the birthplace of the western world... So, why would I never go back? There are many reasons:

 

One was the people. There are a lot of them. 22 million. And their all poor. Now, don't get me wrong. I have nothing against poor people... But these people beg you for money ALL THE TIME. I got chased down the road for a few blocks in Luxor by a man in a taxi. He wanted to know if I wanted a ride... After saying no multiple times, he just started asking why not. I had one guy follow me for 10 blocks trying to get me into his shop... He left pissed that I wouldn't go. And the bazaars.... I can't even describe the insanity. I have a video I might post some day. Lets just say no isn't an answer. It is the only country where I truely wished that less people spoke english

It was hot. And not the hot we have here in the south. It was 120 and no water.... There was so little water in the sky, I never saw a single cloud in the 9 days I was there. It simply doesn't exist... So you melt. We went out to a temple in early morning was was forced back in by 11 am... We were at the point of passing out

Its dirty. I've been to dirty countries, but this was the worst. The metro was TERRIBLE. A city of 22 million needs a bigger metro... But it was just bad. And no air circulation on them either... There was lots of trash, rodents...... Eek. No fun.

Overall, I enjoyed Egypt and its history... But I wanted to start killing people in the end of 9 days. I saw them once and I'm so happy I did... But I'll never go back.

---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

Stevie
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Interesting about Egypt!  I've seen the pictures.... that might be enough.  Unless they ley me climb the great pyramid.

supervioletrays
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There are 9 "great" pyramids. The three large ones are the father, son, and grandson. Then there are two sets of three smaller ones for mother, daughters, and wife

 

---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

Stevie
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I want to climb the big Kahona.  I mean the big Khufu.  And camp out on top of it.

supervioletrays
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Sorry buddy. There is a hole in the top.

 

---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

Stevie
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[quote=supervioletrays]Sorry buddy. There is a hole in the top. [/quote] Bummer!

jeniffer v.ancheta
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is london the most expensive city in the world?

supervioletrays
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I dunno to live long term, but the most expensive place I have ever been was Santorini, a Greek island... I found things in London to be fairly priced, and as of a month ago, the dollar is gaining a lot on the pound.

 

---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

supervioletrays
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Dude, I want to fly in style. Is it worth the upgrade to business class?

 

My answer is if you can afford it, then YES. I've been in business class once and it was only by sheer luck and a nice check-in man. So, what was in like? Well, the flight was from Atlanta to Amsterdam. Now, Atlanta is a huge airport anyway, and they also have awesome "executive" rooms for people in business and first class. Being upgraded, we had access to this room. Whats special about this place? Free internet, beer, wine, snacks, television, and the best chairs in the airport.

 

Now, for the flight itself. First off, the chairs massage you. (We were on KLM) They also lay all the way back, so its like your in a bed. Dinner consisted of lobster tails, steak, and cake. Oh, and real silver and glass (which I took a piece or two....shhhhhh). I got snacks any time I wanted them, and even got hot tea during "sleeping time." Breakfast was an awesome omelet... I was always being asked what I needed or wanted. I also got a free collectible Amsterdam house with rum in it. The best part? I actually slept an hour, which is rare for me. The seat was so comfty...

 

So, my final conclusion? If you can afford it, or upgrade using frequent flier miles... And your going overseas... DO IT. You'll love yourself after.

 

---The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had---

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