Thanks for the tips, Mrs. of E!
Anyone have any tips on Prague? We are going there in a couple of days.
Mendel: Depending on where you are in Bavaria, some nice cities on the Bodensee are close by.
Lindau: definitely worth walking around old city on the peninsula.
Bregenz: beautiful Austrian city on the water, the Bregenzer Festspiele are going on right now if expensive post-modern operas performed floating on water are your thing.
Meersburg: old medieval village on the waterfront with a castle perched on the cliff above. Pedestrian-only. Must-see.
Reichenau: famous island in the Bodensee. Somewhat longer to get too, attractive but not astounding, but the 1200-year old Abbey is gorgeous (and a World Heritage Site).
And if you're touring the area, Konstanz and especially Schaffhausen are great little cities to check out. · July 14, 2013 at 1:08pm
Great recommendations! Thanks!
I've having Monty Python flashbacks!
Chris: We lived in Europe about 4 years ago, and I would say that in addition to local insights from natives and non-natives alike, the website Tripadvisor is good once you have a destination in mind. Our kids were young elementary aged when we went and the hotel comments helped in finding room for 5. Also helped to see a list of the popular tourist attractions.
In addition to trains, there are discount airlines in Europe which often were a much cheaper option than train service, although we did travel by both as well as drive.
When you start to miss "US standards", one thing to know is that business hotels like Marriott run very competitive rates on the weekends when US business travelers have already gone home. We got great deals in Ghent, Cologne, and other cities like that.
Lots to see and do - good luck! · 20 hours ago
I've just been checking out the website Tripadvisor. Looks like an invaluable resource! Thanks!
J. D. Fitzpatrick: I'm sure it's on your list, but check out Berchtesgaden. Lovely hiking. And you'll have a new appreciation for the Germans after watching 70-year women clambering up near-vertical inclines.
Remember that greetings can differ between regions. In Bayern, it's "Servus." · July 14, 2013 at 1:16pm
I have heard the "Servus" greeting several times already. I love regional quirks like that.
And Berchtesgaden is definitely on our list. We are actually heading up there in two weeks. I am a little disappointed the Eagle's Nest is little more than a restaurant with an incredible view now.
Great idea! I just might do that!
My wife and I love art and architecture as well as history. We are more city people than outdoorsy types. Museums > Camping
Their definition of a large refrigerator is also not the same as Americans' :)
Or Snatch. I quote that a lot too.
"Don't nobody go in there for 'bout 35, 45 minutes. And somebody open a window!"
"You ain't gots to lie, Craig."
I remember my wife watched that after we had been married a couple years and said to me after having watched it, "Half the things you say are from that movie."
She had class and grace. Perhaps our current leader could learn from that.
Summary: Kill unborn babies. Babies that are born belong to the state. Don't kill murderers and rapists.
There is just so much dumb in both of those clips I don't even want to bother arguing with people like that.
8th grade in 2007? Why are we commenting on this post? This kid will change their political views 19 times before they finally come to something like an informed opinion.
Misthiocracy: Apropos of nothing, have any of y'all seen the episode of Party Down where the famous science fiction writer sells the rights to have one of his books make into a movie?
It's a great bit of satire. · 2 hours ago
I never got into Party Down. Tried to, but just couldn't. Maybe I'll start with that episode and it'll whet my appetite. Do you remember the episode and season?
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